We’ve put together a collection of ideas
that you can start using right away.

  • Add a Little Something
    Extra to Your Lessons
  • Usage Methods by Subject
  • LoiLoNote School-style Note-taking

Let’s get started with some simple yet handy tablet features!

Take a photo of the blackboard

Take a photograph of the blackboard with the tablet camera. Use it for review at the end of the current unit or revision at the beginning of the next unit.

If your students also have tablets, share the photograph of the blackboard with them. They’ll be able to look back at previous lesson materials whenever they want.




Take a photo of students’ notes

Take a photograph of students’ notes in class and project it onto a projector or large-screen TV.

Use the tablet like a portable overhead projector.




Distribute lesson materials

Instead of printing out and distributing lesson materials, share them with your students as PDF data.
Videos and images can also be distributed, so it’s easy to adapt materials to make them easier for your students to understand.
Distributed materials remain on students’ tablets, so they can look back at them whenever they want.




Collect student work

Instead of collecting and marking students’ homework books, get them to take and submit a photograph of their work.
Teachers can mark and return student work anytime and anywhere, so there is no need to worry about finding time to return homework books to students.
A record of everything remains, so it’s easy to assess students’ learning progress.

Japanese Language

“Discuss the author’s opinions and deepen understanding”

Instead of collecting and marking students’ homework books, get them to take and submit a photograph of their work.
Teachers can mark and return student work anytime and anywhere, so there is no need to worry about finding time to return homework books to students.
A record of everything remains, so it’s easy to assess students’ learning progress.




Mathematics

“Solve math problems together”

Collect students’ answers using the tablet’s camera.
Students can discover faster, simpler or more accurate ways of solving the problems by referring to their classmates’ answers.
Teachers can check improvements in students’ understanding.




English Language

“Record video or audio of pronunciation”

Record videos or audio of your students speaking in English (or get them to record themselves).

English presentations used to take a long time with students presenting to the class one by one. Now they are finished in no time at all as each student records themselves on their tablet.
Students have more opportunities to practise speaking in English, so their pronunciation improves.

Check out this use example: Eigo-ga Wakaranai: “I Don’t Speak English”




Science

“Making lab reports with photos and videos”

Take photos or videos of science experiments.
Organize the photo and video Cards, add text descriptions, and instantly give presentations. Students’ intellectual curiosity is stimulated by getting an overview of the entire unit.

Check out this use example: The ‘Jigsaw Classroom’: Leaf Structure and Function (LoiLoNote)




Social Studies

“Practise critical reading and give evidence-based presentations”

Research using reference materials and the Internet, and give evidence-based presentations in response to a set task.

Students gain and retain new knowledge through critically reading reference materials and explaining them in their own words.

Check out this use example: Researching the History of Chocolate (LoiLoNote)




Teaching Staff

“Streamline Staff Meetings”

LoiLoNote School can also be used for quick and easy information exchange among teachers at daily staff meetings.
Use of LoiLoNote School is free when only teachers at your school use it!
We recommend it as a great first step towards introducing tablets in your school.



LoiLoNote School-style Recommended Note-taking LOPP
(LoiLoNote One Paper Portfolio)


Create Notes for Each Learning Unit

Organize your Notes according to learning content by separating your Notes for each unit.
Recommend your students separate their Notes for each unit too.



Make Your Own Private Notes

  • Individual lesson preparation
  • Lesson materials and blackboard photos distributed by the teacher in class
  • Individual answers, ideas and presentations
  • Summaries of each lesson

Include all the information you will use in the lessons in the Notes created for that unit.
By organizing the notes, your thoughts will become clearer and your memory will improve since you will have more opportunities to recall the content.



Written Summaries of Each Lesson

At the end of each lesson, take 5 or 10 minutes to get your students to summarize what they have learned in that lesson in 100 words.
When doing so, prohibit students from using affective words and expressions such as, “It was fun”. Instead, encourage students to document not their impressions, but rather concrete examples of what they actually gained from the lesson.

By getting students to submit their summaries, teachers can teach lessons based on a measure of each students’ level of understanding.



Make a “LOPP” Portfolio

Teachers prepare questions which they want the students to be able to answer after studying the unit.

We recommend using questions starting with “Explain...”. For example, “Explain the process by which objects melt.”

Get the students to answer the question twice, once in the first lesson of the unit and once more in the last lesson.

By comparing their answers before and after studying the unit, students will be able to get a strong sense of their own progress. With this strong sense of progress, students’ motivation for learning increases.

And, since their lesson summaries, preparation and revision, materials, mid-unit ideas and answers, etc. are also included in the same Note as the question, they can look back at a catalog of the process by which they have made progress.

This method is an application of the “One Paper Portfolio” method (Prof. Hori, Yamanashi University, Japan), which uses one sheet of paper, to using LoiLoNote School. It is called LOPP (LoiLoNote One Paper Portfolio).

First of all, we recommend that you start by separating your Notes by learning unit!