Guide to the Modern Classroom: Part 2

Learning: Use Tech to Take Better Notes


The Calendar, coupled with cloud-storage have hopefully helped a great deal with organization. Now, you find yourself in class, ready to start taking notes. This blog will detail which word processor is ideal for the modern classroom, we’ll even go over some best practices when taking notes. Material pertaining to a class (lecture slides, graphs, etc.) are best stored in the cloud services mentioned in Part 1. However, what about the actual note taking? Which software works best when it comes to effectively writing down what’s being taught without actually losing focus.

This is where the Omega Notes Notebook comes into play. The Omega Notes Notebook is free to use for anyone with an Omega Notes Account (Also Free!). The Notebook stands out because it was made specifically for taking notes on your laptop during a lecture.

Why does it work?

  • Each note that you take can be neatly organized by class or section.
  • A split screen view makes sure that your previous notes are still partially in view. Thus, allowing easy access in case your professor asks you to recall something he/she previously mentioned.
  • The Notebook allows you to create class-specific flashcards which makes exam-prep a lot more efficient.

How should I use the Notebook?

  • Login to Omega Notes and open the Notebook. Before the lecture starts, enter in the course name (You don’t have to worry about the date).
  • If it’s your first time with the notebook, be sure to familiarize yourself with all the writing tools at your disposal.
  • Focus on the lecture. Note-taking should never come at the expense of understanding the material that is being taught.
  • At the end of class, go to your calendar and make a note of the topics covered in class today.

It’s important to understand that the sole purpose of the Notebook is to help students. Many other word processors have features that students simply do not use. These excess features may slow down your laptop and make the note-taking experience more cumbersome.

Create an account on Omega Notes today and start taking quality notes!

Where Does True Innovation Come From?

Innovate your life.

Innovation is changing our world at unprecedented rates. We are shifting in ways that many thought were unimaginable decades ago. Yet, who are these people that are changing the world? Perhaps, they are the greatest minds of our time. Often they are thought of as individuals with revolutionary ideas. However, I think who most of them are would surprise you.

There once was a man who barely slid his way through high school. This man took pride in drinking water out of any lake in California. While others were reading about business, he used his time to join the Sierra climbing club and aimed to reach the peaks of the highest mountains in California. While climbing with a friend one day, he looked out upon a large mountain and decided he wanted to climb higher. There was no great climbing material on the market, so he began blacksmithing his own pitons. Not long after, demand for his pitons began rising and he was selling them to his friends and family. Profits were small but he could climb higher and was making enough money to let him live his preferred lifestyle.

Perhaps, Omega Notes could provide you with the same opportunity as the climber above. When you start selling with us there may not be huge profits to show on the first day. I cannot promise you will be an overnight millionaire like many marketing schemes. However, you do give yourself a chance to start making money. With that being said, my hope is that with the right connections and advertising you can do much more.

Let’s touch briefly on this mountain climber again. After he started making these small profits, word slowly started to spread about this novel creation. There was soon enough demand for his gear that he couldn’t keep making it by hand; he had to start using tools and machinery. By 1970, this climber’s company, “Chouinard Equipment,” had become the largest supplier of climbing hardware in the United States. By 1972, the man who had been known to drink water out of lakes started selling his own clothes for the outdoors. His clothing brand “Patagonia” is something many may be familiar with. This man also known as Yvon Chouinard, had become an outdoor industry billionaire. Yvon never had a crazy idea or aspired to be the “most educated” man of his time. He once even declared himself a “dirtbag,” proudly claiming to have spent 200 days of a year camping in national parks and running from rangers.

Yvon Chouinard has proven that a great business can come to fruition in unexpected ways. All it takes is for an individual to see a need for a product or service, and fill it to the best of his or her ability. As a company, we pride ourselves in giving you the opportunity to put your note-taking skills to good use and giving you your own business opportunity. Get out of your comfort zone and try posting notes with Omega Notes today. Lastly, follow our Facebook page (Omega Notes) and Instagram (Omega_Notes) for more posts, tips and free giveaways.


James Greenland

James is currently a rising Junior at Pennsylvania State University. He joined Omega Notes at the start of the summer. As a Sales Intern, James strives to help students realize the value of the notes they take in class.