Taking Notes Online with NoodleTools Holly Frilot  Library Media Specialist  Collins Hill High School  Fall 2010
How can I take notes? <ul><li>Old way: 3x5 index cards </li></ul><ul><li>New way: Online with NoodleTools!  </li></ul><ul>...
Your work is organized into projects. Open a project you’ve started…or start a new one
Manage a project from your  dashboard
Create notes directly from cited sources Click “new” in the notecards category to create a new notecard tied to that sourc...
Notecards: thorough and easy <ul><li>Cut-and-paste  Capture author’s words, images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get quotes and at...
Cut-and-paste first Author’s image Author’s words
You’ll get quotes and attribution right… and avoid accidental plagiarism.
Reread and color-code information Red for problems  Green for statistics Highlight main ideas Annotating helps you underst...
Then explain it to yourself * *Using words that you understand
What do you think? I wonder…? “ To do” next
Add the main idea last
Add tags now…or later * * It’s easier to add tags when you know more
Source Notes Your notes and sources stay linked
You can always go back to the source Sometimes rereading clears up questions
Use your tabletop to organize notes Your new notes
Sort notes however you like! Drag notes
Make piles Group notes that you feel belong together
Take as many notes as you need to! Your tabletop is larger than the screen A bird’s eye view
Label your notes with visual cues Add reminders, colors and tags
Build your outline on-the-fly…
… or create it before you take notes
Drag notes and piles into your outline
Print notecards Print your notecards. * Make sure to choose  “Export to Word”  for printing to work correctly at school.
Printing steps 1. Choose all or some notecards to print. 2. Choose all or some features to print. 3. Click here. (Works ar...
Enough information? <ul><li>When you think you’re done, review your work </li></ul><ul><li>Can I add  more tags  now that ...
Your work is always saved!
Use your “noodle”! <ul><li>Stay organized and feel successful </li></ul><ul><li>Access your work from home and school </li...
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  • Taking Notes with Noodletools

    1. 1. Taking Notes Online with NoodleTools Holly Frilot Library Media Specialist Collins Hill High School Fall 2010
    2. 2. How can I take notes? <ul><li>Old way: 3x5 index cards </li></ul><ul><li>New way: Online with NoodleTools! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay organized easily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never lose your notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid plagiarism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep up with your sources </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Your work is organized into projects. Open a project you’ve started…or start a new one
    4. 4. Manage a project from your dashboard
    5. 5. Create notes directly from cited sources Click “new” in the notecards category to create a new notecard tied to that source. Click “show” to see a card already created.
    6. 6. Notecards: thorough and easy <ul><li>Cut-and-paste Capture author’s words, images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get quotes and attribution right </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark-up the quote to understand the author’s idea </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paraphrase or summarize Explain it to yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tag concepts and facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid plagiarism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My ideas Prompts for original thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze how it fits your research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions, evaluate ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List “to do” plan </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Cut-and-paste first Author’s image Author’s words
    8. 8. You’ll get quotes and attribution right… and avoid accidental plagiarism.
    9. 9. Reread and color-code information Red for problems Green for statistics Highlight main ideas Annotating helps you understand
    10. 10. Then explain it to yourself * *Using words that you understand
    11. 11. What do you think? I wonder…? “ To do” next
    12. 12. Add the main idea last
    13. 13. Add tags now…or later * * It’s easier to add tags when you know more
    14. 14. Source Notes Your notes and sources stay linked
    15. 15. You can always go back to the source Sometimes rereading clears up questions
    16. 16. Use your tabletop to organize notes Your new notes
    17. 17. Sort notes however you like! Drag notes
    18. 18. Make piles Group notes that you feel belong together
    19. 19. Take as many notes as you need to! Your tabletop is larger than the screen A bird’s eye view
    20. 20. Label your notes with visual cues Add reminders, colors and tags
    21. 21. Build your outline on-the-fly…
    22. 22. … or create it before you take notes
    23. 23. Drag notes and piles into your outline
    24. 24. Print notecards Print your notecards. * Make sure to choose “Export to Word” for printing to work correctly at school.
    25. 25. Printing steps 1. Choose all or some notecards to print. 2. Choose all or some features to print. 3. Click here. (Works around pop-up blockers.) 4. Select “Open” to view your notecards as a Word doc and print.
    26. 26. Enough information? <ul><li>When you think you’re done, review your work </li></ul><ul><li>Can I add more tags now that I know more? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Label details, themes, concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other ways to order my ideas? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reorder by searching on 2-3 tags at once </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Any loose ends? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there types of sources I missed ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use button to see the type and range of sources you used </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Your work is always saved!
    28. 28. Use your “noodle”! <ul><li>Stay organized and feel successful </li></ul><ul><li>Access your work from home and school </li></ul><ul><li>Safeguard against accidental plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Spend your time thinking and creating (not on formatting) </li></ul><ul><li>Produce quality work </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? Stop by the media center. </li></ul>

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