VideoNot.es: Best Flipped Classroom Tool Ever?


I'm in the midst of trying out a number of video creation tools in the next few weeks. I learned about VideoNot.es at the end of last year, but didn't have a chance to trial it for myself until just now. All I can say is "wow".

Basically, what VideoNot.es does is allow a user to watch a video and simultanous take notes along side the video within the same window. It's compatible with Youtube, Vimeo, Khan Academy and most importantly, it can synch with Google Drive which is great if you're working in a Google apps school.

The VideoNot.es dashboard. Notes added on the right are synched with the video time

The real advantage is if you assign video content to your students and want them to generate questions, answer them or practice summarizing strategies, they don't have to do it on another browser tab. As you can see above, the video URL brings the video on the left side with the right available for writing. By installing VideoNotes within Google Drive, students need only to hit "create" and it pops up alongside documents, forms, etc.

When clicking on "Create" simple scroll down to "install apps" and install VideoNotes.

With so many note taking platforms on the market, it's nice to have them all in one location. After watching this video on Ecosystems, I was able to save it in my drive and take advantage of sharing settings.

My Notes on Ecosystems automatically was saved in Google Drive for easy access later.




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