Google has been doing a great job offering new “add-ons” to Google Docs and Drive. VideoNot.es is one such tool that can benefit instructors and students! Use VideoNot.es to sync notes with videos. “All the notes you type are automatically synchronized with the video. Later, just click on a line for the video to jump to the relevant part” (VideoNot.es). The notes are then saved to Google drive where they can be accessed using any device at any time. Since the notes are stored in Google drive, they can be shared with the same viewing permissions. What a great collaboration tool!
For the teacher with the flipped classroom, this can be a wonderful, free tool! Want to make sure your students are taking adequate notes? Ask them to share the notes with you! (I just wish that it worked with Panopto recordings!) Currently, VideoNot.es works with YouTube, Khan, Vimeo, EdX, Udacity, and Coursera.