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I personally enjoy the freedom of app-based note-taking. When taking notes on pen and paper, my notes were often difficult to read and covered with residue from my eraser. Since transitioning to taking notes on my iPad, my notes have become legible and vastly more organized. The application that I prefer to take notes with is Notability, the primary benefit of Notability is Note Replay. Note Replay allows you to record notes as you write them, then afterward you can tap where you wrote and hear the exact audio from the time that you recorded it. At the bottom of this article, I added links to purchase Notability for $9.99.
The device that I prefer to use is an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil, I chose this combination because it provides all the benefits of app-based note taking with the feeling of writing on a piece of paper.
An additional benefit of Notability is that it will transfer notes to your iPhone or Mac if you have enough iCloud storage and have the app installed on another device. On the left is an example of a note I took in an Economics class.
When taking notes on an iPad with a stylus, it gives you the benefit of an infinite number of colors to add to your notes. A study suggests that using red in your notes can help you better remember information.
The speed at which you can take notes is also improved as well. I am able to take notes much faster than if I were using pen and paper. I can write quicker and use as much space as is necessary for me to take the best notes.
I have heard arguments advocating for increased or decreased use of technology in the classroom. I personally believe schools should find a tablet and stylus that are able to replicate a notebook and pencil. I predict that the organizational benefit will lead to an increase in information recall and test scores. I feel implementing technology in higher grades (10 and up) would minimize the risk to become distracted.