Recently, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) came out with their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning for 2014. The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.
One of these apps is Notability. This app allows students and educators to take notes and add to them – through writing, drawing, annotating, and even voice recordings. This encourages students to mark up their texts with notes for themselves, creating a better understanding of their readings. AASL suggests, “students might also create portfolios of their work throughout the year.” Even Apple uses this app: “We rely on this sleek powerful note-taker to annotate documents, record lectures, sketch illustrations, and more.”
At $2.99 the app is a great value. It is recommended for grades 3-12 and is available on iOS only. Learn more about Notability through this tutorial:
For more apps, check out our 2014 Recommended App archive!