Spring is in the air (except for the winter storm warning currently in northern Michigan 3/23/2011) and so is the writing of research papers.
Searching for online note taking applications that can be used by middle and elementary school students with ease and that are not limited to them by their age has been somewhat time consuming.
Yahoo! Notepad meets the ease of use requirement but in order for most of my students to use it their parents would need to create a Yahoo! Family Account if they have not already done so.
Yahoo! Notepad can be accessed from any computer anytime. By clicking on the Add Note button text can be entered and saved an a folder. Notes are organized by putting them in any number of folders that the user wishes to create. Folders are listed on the left side in alphabetical order. Users have the option of saving, cancelling or deleting a folder. Notes can be saved, printed, cancelled or deleted. Notes can be edited by clicking on the folder where they are stored and opening them up. Folders can be renamed in the same manner.