Quip in Education

Quip is a simple text editing service, which lets students cooperate on documents regardless of the devices they are using. Quip is primarily suited for use within the polyphonic form of teaching.

Quip

Within the polyphonic form of teaching Quip can be used as students' common writing tool. It is possible for several students to work simultaneously in a shared document, and it is possible to see who has written what. There is not as great opportunities to format text as in Google Docs, but you can create to-do lists and insert images and videos in the shared documents.

It is possible to chat in Quip, just as it is very easy to invite others to join in the work of a document or a folder with several documents. The documents and folders you have created are displayed in a very uncluttered visual layout.

Quip can be used with a computer, as it is possible to download it as app for iOS and Android. This provides excellent opportunities for all students to participate, regardless of the device they are using. It's free to use Quip, and you can either sign up with an email address linked to a Google Account, or you can create an account for Quip here.

VideoNot.es in Education

VideoNot.es is a free tool which allows you to take notes while watching movies. The tool is integrated with Google Drive, and is primarily suited for use within the dialogical form of teaching.

VideoNot.es

Within the dialogical form of teaching it is natural to let students use VideoNot.es as a note-tool while analyzing a movie, commercials and music videos. The tool can show movies from YouTube, Vimeo and Coursera, and they are easily imported into the tool by simply entering the link for them.

It is possible to take notes in the field to the right of the movie window, and the notes are automatically synchronized with the moment in the movie that they are posted at. By clicking on a note, one can jump to that point in the movie, and one gets a good overview of the notes relation with the story of the movie.

VideoNot.es is integrated with Google Drive, and one must therefore have a Google account to use the tool. Such can be created here. Integration with Google Drive makes it possible, to save the notes directly into Google Drive, and share them with others by using the ' Share ' button in the upper-right corner of the note-area. By setting VideoNot.es as the default app for opening video notes in Google Drive, the one you share them with can see both the movie and its synchronized notes.

It is easy to use VideoNot.es, and the first time you log in, you get a short, introduction, of the basic features of the tool. VideoNot.es is also available as an App for the Chrome browser.

Evernote in Education

Evernote is a free tool for taking notes and for documentation, that works across many different platforms. The tool is free to use, and requires only that one creates an account. Evernote is suitable primarily for use within the dialogical form of teaching.

Evernote i undervisningen

Within the dialogical form of teaching it is obvious to let students use Evernote as an individual note tool. The fact, that the tool works across platforms, for example, students can obtain information to make and maintain their experiences using a smartphone (iOS or Android) when they are out on the field trip, and then elaborate on their experiences afterwards on a laptop in class. It is possible to save images and sound recordings produced with a smartphone in the notes, providing good opportunities to maintain experiences for subsequent processing.

There is a possibility of recognition of the ' ink ' (written on smartphone or tablet), and it is possible to transform speech to text. Additionally, it is possible to create different kinds of lists in Evernote, including a 'check-list', which can be used in students' organization of their individual tasks.

If you need help getting started with Evernote in Education, you can watch this guide.