At the end of class, I asked the students if they enjoyed doing their notes like this and they said that they liked it better then regular pencil and paper. This amazed me so I had to dig a little deeper and find out why. Here were some of their remarks:
- I really liked doing notes on our desk because I felt like I had time to pay attention and then work out the problem.
- I like being able to write on desks. I think I learned more without having to take notes. I wasn't worried about writing everything down and could listen better.
- I want to do this everyday!
- If we did this for notes, how would we be able to get help at home on our homework without a note packet? (comment from one of my ESL students)
Hope you try this with your class!