If you haven’t already, watch the video “How to take Cornell Notes”

To Do:

    1. Find a TED talk or conference keynote video that interests you to practice your own note-taking skills using Cornell Notes.
    2. Split your page so that it looks like Cornell notes (see image)
    3. Take notes that make sense to you in the right-hand (two-thirds) space.
    4. When you are done, use two different colour markers to highlight key points and new or specialized vocabulary.
    5. Use the left-hand (one-third) space to rewrite those key points and vocabulary with explanatory text.
    6. When you are ready, add a response to the Cornell Notes activity by uploading a file or provide a link to your Cornell Notes in the submission form.
    7. In the activity description, include the name and link to the video you watched and provide a reflection about your process and possible applications.
    8. After you make your submission, save the web address to your response (found in the green confirmation box) so you can use it later for your badge submission form.

This activity is part of the Organize Knowledge section of the Teacher for Learning Module.

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    I used Albert Zink’s “A 5,300-year-old murder mystery” TED Talk (https://www.ted.com/talks/albert_zink_a_5_300_year_old_murder_mystery) as the basis of this activity.   Its an interesting activity. I’ve taken a LOT of notes over the years, but I’ve never done Cornell Notes. I kind of wish I knew about it sooner! I can see this as a very useful study more… »

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    I went in a bit of a different direction with this one (I hope it’s okay!) and watched a video from a YouTube video game music composer named Tarro57. The video covered composing background music for a final boss battle. I am right in the middle of working on a sound design/composition side project for more… »

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    On a TED Talk.

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    For this task, I watched Nina Legath: The Power Of Communication. I like to take notes, so the cornell notes structure was an interesting experiment. I downloaded a template for my samsung tablet that had the cornell notes layout, but I didn’t find that it worked that well. I need to do a bit more more… »

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    For this activity, I watched a recent video by Vox on YouTube. The video, The US Supreme Court just made this map illegal, describes issues with Alabama’s gerrymandered congressional districts. The Cornell Notes activity was interesting. I had heard of the technique, but had not used it myself. I decided to handwrite my notes similar more… »

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    I watched this video discussing if solar panels are worth the cost, by Shannon Odell. I used the Cornell Notes method to gather information about the video. I liked how I was able to compile my notes in a more organized fashion. I could see this working for smaller sections of reading or topics, and more… »

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    3 Responses to “Cornell Notes”

    1. ichani xavier

      Hi There.
      This is a very good skill. I have been aware of note taking but not cornel notes. I have really learnt a new skill in quickly noting down new content. Though it looks messy it give quick summary on what you have just read or listened too.



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