Monday, August 10, 2009

Zoho Notebook for Web Research Organization

Zoho offers a suite of collaborative tools that in many ways are similar to the Google Docs suite. When Google announced last winter that they were no longer going to offer Google Notebook to new users, many teachers went scrambling looking for a replacement. Zoho Notebook is the replacement that some teachers chose. Zoho Notebook allows you to save links, add notes about those links, and just simply write notes. Today, Zoho announced that you now have the option to use a search tab rather than just scroll through your notes to find something. For people who save a lot of links and notes this should be an excellent option.

Applications for Education
Zoho Notebook is an excellent tool to introduce to your students at the beginning of the school year. Students can use Zoho Notebook to keep track of the web resources that they find while researching a topic. One of the selling points of Zoho Notebook over similar services is that your students can log-in using a Zoho ID, Google ID, or Yahoo ID.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Notetaking and Collaborative Research
Zoho Docs - Chat and Edit at the Same Time
Zoho Notebook Adds an Import Option