Three Reasons to Use Slides for Video Note-Taking

School project research is evolving due to the rapid advancement of the digital world. Recently I asked a student, “Where do you go first to look for research information?” The response was, “I look for a video on YouTube.” Coincidently the same day I noticed some new updates in Google Slides & Keep integration which may help the student become a more efficient video note taker.

The first benefit of using Google Slides to take video notes is its ability to embed YouTube videos. You may be asking, “Why is it necessary to embed the video into a slide?” Following is my 3 Simple Reasons for using Google Slides to take video notes.

  1. It limits distractions such as ads and the listing for other video choices. The videos are viewable in edit mode.
  2. Google Keep may be open alongside the slide where the video is embedded. Keep allows the students to pause and take notes while viewing the video without toggling between tabs.
  3. Student will expand upon their ideas by adding a new slide to the deck. Keep notes are easily dragged onto a slide making it easy to add details.

How to Embed a YouTube Video

  1. Open a Google Slide
  2. Click Insert
  3. Select Video
  4. Choose between “Search YouTube”, “By URL” or “From Drive”
  5. Click  Blue Select Button

Open Keep & Take Notes

  1. Click Keep Icon (Right Side of Slide Canvas)
  2. Give the Note a Title
  3. Click Take a Note

NOTE:

  • Click Video to Play
  • Click Pause to Stop Video

Add Keep Note to New Slide

  1. Click Slide
  2. Select New Slide
  3. In Crumb Bin Click Keep Note More Settings
  4. Select Add to Slide
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Keep as a Graphic Organizer

Recently I was asked what is the best Google APP to use as a Graphic Organizer. My response was Google Keep. This was followed by my explaining how Google Keep allows the student to make lists and or create a sketchnote.  It is now easy for a list or image to be added into a doc. This provides the students with an opportunity expand their writing with details.

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Use Google Keep to Take Notes

  • Google Keep is excellent to use for note-taking
  • The ability of Google Keep for floating on top of another website while creating a research notes list.
  • Integration with Google Doc makes this a built in Graphic Organizer
    • Keep lists check box info maybe organized by dragging to change order
    • Keep list notes when accessed from within docs can be simply added into doc
    • This allows the student to provide more details  and expand upon the information of the listed note.
  • Student can also use Keep as a whiteboard to write out math computation
  • The whiteboard image can be inserted into a Google Doc.
  • Image files may be downloaded and saved to insert into:
    • Slide Presentation or Google Forms as a computational proof.
  • Use of labels help organization content
    • Click label and it brings up all notes for that content area
  • Students can set reminders to study material for upcoming assessments
  • Add images to support research topics
  • Color code Notes for to easily find subject areas
  • Quickly search for a note

 

Easy Google Doc Collaboration Idea

It doesn’t haven’t to be difficult to integrate Google APPS for Education (GAfE) for supporting technology integration. Sometimes a simple task like creating collaborative notes with students is sufficient. This supports meeting the varied skill levels of students. One beauty of this method is the focus remains on the main objective of the lesson and not the integration of technology.

How you ask? 

When students of all different abilities collaborate together on one Google Doc this provides an opportunity for natural differentiation to occur. This supports the students with maintaining focus on the lesson being taught.

  • A student who is visual may have a hard time writing notes from an auditory lecture.
  • Another student who is auditory may be good at creating a written outline.
  • The visual student can go back into the notes after the lecture and add diagrams or other images relating to the notes.
  • Another student may not write well and add a recorded note to the document.
  • Yet another student may like watching videos to enhance the notes.
  • The student who likes playing games may find a link to share to support the learning of the content shared during class.

What does this mean?

  • Students will learn to collaborate and work as a community.
  • They will proactively take charge of  their own learning.
    • Collaborative Class Notes provide a variety of methods for studying
  • Students are provided the opportunity to become engaged learners.
  • Esteem booster for the struggling student.
  • Students learn how to work as a community.
  • Students become independent learners.

Sample of a Collaborative Notes Using Google Docs:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW GOOGLE DOC
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NOTE: The Student or Collaborator will need the Talk & Comment Chrome Extension installed to view the recorder in comment. It the extension is not installed then the collaborator will see a link to click for hearing the audio content.