To get a deeper understanding of text, students use close reading strategies to interact with the text using multiple methods. In an analog format, students use highlighters, sticky notes, columns, and writing to question and emphasize important points and questions. In a digital format, OneNote can be an easy digital alternative for teachers to use with their close reading activities. Students copy the assignment from the Content Area of the OneNote Class Notebook into their own notebook, and then they can annotate that document using textboxes, symbols, and highlighting.

Source: Improving Close Reading Skills with Microsoft OneNote – Simplek12

I love the very first item, don’t use technology for technology’s sake.

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