Monday, April 06, 2009

Using Biographies to Practice Cornell Note Taking: Benjamin Franklin: Citizen of the World

Today we are going to practice our note-taking skills. Specifically we are using Cornell notes to learn more about Benjamin Franklin. We will be looking at three periods in Franklin's life; before, during, and after the American Revolution. After each period we will compile and summarize the "big picture" from the information we gather. This should be an interesting and fun way to practice note-taking skills.

Class watching video while taking notes.


Little Voices, Little Scholars. said...

To be able to take notes effectively is important if you are a university or high school student. You guys are doing the right things by practising.
Thanks for sharing!

Mrs She

Anonymous said...

Yes, the Cornell Method is the way to go. However, it looks like Word is being used for taking notes. MYTATAdotNET is a better platform among others.

Wm Chamberlain said...

@Anonymous I am not familiar with the platform you mention, but I was actually using SMART notebook to do the notes. I agree, Word would be less than wonderful to use for this project.

zoobopaloobop said...

Hey there!

I'm a Literacy Specialist in Plano, TX. I need to train my 3-5 teachers on note-taking. I wonder if you have any samples of kids' note-taking that I could see?

Alissa Pearce