Discovering new educational technology apps that propel teachers’ and students’ knowledge while fostering creativity never gets old. You know what I mean. Apps that make you scramble for a notepad and pen or apps that induce thumbing away on your smartphone. Either way, they are noteworthy. It is not unlike witnessing Michael Jordan demonstrate mastery of a sport through his gravity-defying aerodynamics or Bradley Cooper morph from a carefree bachelor in one movie to a calm and calculated sniper in his latest reel. Try to tell me those two walking epitomes of awe are not worthy of scratching out a few notes, and I’ll tell you to quit throwing water on my leg while telling me it is raining.

Talent and possibilities, whether in sports, cinemas, or educational technology, will always warrant a deeper inspection.

One such promising app, one definitely noteworthy, is MoveNote. Let’s take a look.

MoveNote: The Connected Google Drive App

MoveNote: The Smartphone App

A Sample MoveNote

MoveNote Via G-Mail

Creative Uses

  • Deliver a literary analysis by “becoming” the characters through acting and props.
  • Demonstrate mastery of any subject by performing a parody or an original song.
  • Clarify a viewpoint by professorially guiding the audience through all evidence.
  • Educate all viewers by producing a “how-to” video and picture tutorial. To teach is to learn, right?
  • Exemplify a mature and respectful debate by having both contestants verbally battle nose-to-nose while a neutral member pushes slide after slide.

How will you and your students use MoveNote? Please share your ideas in the comments section below. Believe me… I will be taking notes.

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John Hardison
John Hardison is an interactive facilitator of learning and blended learning specialist at East Hall High School (Studio 113 & EPiCC) in Gainesville, Georgia. By creating a flexible class where literature creatively comes to life on a stage with students as the stars, Mr. Hardison focuses heavily on creativity, interactive structures, and student choices. In the past 18 years at East Hall High School, he has taught AP Language, American Literature, World Literature, and Applied Communications. Through original learning structures and a shared classroom concept, students are inspired to connect literature with their own talents and interests. Mr. Hardison shares his classroom concept and interactive structures by presenting at professional conferences and upon request by various schools. Look for John at ISTE and follow him on Twitter at @JohnHardison1.

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