Rob is a local Hobart educator.
He is a guest lecturer and tutor in the Inclusive Practices in Educational Settings unit at UTAS and he is a co-founder of teachinclusive
Last month I had a wonderful opportunity to participate in a Summer School at Harvard University in Boston, facilitated by EdTech Teacher ... yes it was fabulous.
For me (and I stress the 'me' ... it is very much an individual preference) a combination of my iPad Mini, my stylus (Pencil 53) and the Notes Plus app ... just seem to work.
I have found that this combination, creating digital handwritten notes (that can later be converted to text) to be the most efficient, discreet and natural process. It is a great system to use in meetings, I have found it to be more supportive of natural flowing conversations over the use of other technologies - laptop or a mobile device with a keyboard.
For me, the primary reason I use this app is the handwriting interface - the best I have found. It does however have one setback, not huge for me, but it may be a deal breaker for some. The app does not (at this point) have a desktop (Mac/Win) version, therefore I can not edit my notes on a computer.
When I consider the questions above, Notes Plus scores 3 out of 4. Yes, it supports my learning and my daily work. No, I can not access and edit my notes on a desktop computer - no big deal for me. Yes, I can easily search my notes - huge advantage over a paper based notebook (it also automatically backs up to dropbox). Yes, I can share / email pdf copies of my notes.
Below is an image that offers other options (work flows) that may assist you in making decisions about recording your own learning or supporting your daily work practices. The image is courtesy of EdTechTeacher.