Picture Notes With Your Camera Phone

As I visit classrooms I find myself taking notes, either in a notebook, on my laptop, or on my cellphone/PDA, to help me remember my visit. Recently I have also begun using the camera on my phone to take pictures of classroom displays and student work, and then I email them back to myself. Once back in my office, I review these visual notes and find they help me remember the visit more clearly and also serve as starting points for guiding questions that I may pose to the teacher after my visit.