Provide annotations or pop-up notes in content
This feature involves an inbuilt or web-based note-taking software that aids in improving text comprehension and retention of the materials being read. This may be implemented in a number of different ways – as a built-in note-taker in the operating system, or as a web-based note-taking service that allows the user to add their own comments, notes or asks questions in case of a collaborative document.
Discussion by Disabilities
Cognitive, Language, Learning Disabilities & Low Literacy
This feature allows users needing reading and writing accommodations to attain an understanding of what the text means by adding their own notes, comments, and questions.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
People with hearing disabilities are also benefited through this feature as it enables them to take notes from transcripts or captions of videos.
This listing includes a wide range of products. Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
Many operating systems, including Windows Vista and Mac OS X, include limited built-in note-takers as well.
- Mark One Online Video Note-Taker- Mark One
- Note Taker- Snehan Sikder
- BeaNote Note Taking on the Webpages- Xinyu
- Talk and Comment voice notes anywhere- Talk and Comment
- Voice to Text Notes app- TecGet, Inc.
- Sticky notes that popped up- ukiv.com
- Note Board- Noteboardapp.com
- Note Anywhere- Lancehub
- Note Tool- Bluebeam
Related Research and Papers
- Combined Effects of Note‐Taking/‐Reviewing on Learning and the Enhancement through Interventions: A meta‐analytic review- Kobayashi, Keiichi (2007)
- Effects of audio texts on the acquisition of secondary-level content by students with mild disabilities- Boyle, Elizabeth A. ; Rosenberg, Michael S. et al.
- Benefits of notetaking: Implications for secondary and postsecondary students with learning disabilities- Suritsky, Sharon K. ; Hughes, Charles A. (1991)
- Note-taking skills of university students with and without learning disabilities- Hughes, Charles A and Suritsky, Sharon K. (1994)
- Cognitive effort during note taking- Poilat, Annie ; Olive, Thierry ; Kellogg, Ronald T. (2004)
- Enhancing the note taking skills of students with mild disabilities- Boyle, Joseph R. (2001)
- Cognitive aspects of autonomous note taking: Control processes, learning strategies, and prior knowledge- Kiewra, Kenneth A. (2010)