For a very long time I have been using my phone as a note book, as a text book , as a personal library. I want to share my experience , that has really made my work easier and enrich my students learning experience.
To fully use your phone, tablet as a reference tool and library,,first you have to be able to prepare, acquire, and organize learning resources. For me my indispensable tool is my old laptop,,installed with this two productivity software,,Ms Office( for making notes in soft copy, especially if I have to type text, copy paste text and images) and Adobe Acrobat professional( to edit PDFs, create PDFs, and convert docx files to PDF).
The other requirement is being able to access electronic copies of textbooks( E books), every TVET teacher knows how hard is to have access to Physical Textbooks in our local library,,I have learned a lot of means and ways to acquire this books( legally and illegally sometimes), in this respect a reliable internet is your best friend. As of now a have more than 100 GB of learning materials.
For me the period I use to have yellow notes is no more,,all my content is digitized, mostly in PDF format for easier sharing.
Of course having notes/content/ resources without effective delivery is useless. My way of delivering content is first and foremost by actually delivering a lecture in class,,but this days I don’t have to be talking and writing a lot , this is so because, I share my lesson notes with my students electronically, and physically through printed handouts( photocopy).
Through sharing apps especially on android phones( e.g xender, flash share) sharing notes and learning materials in bulk is very easy and convenient. I also share reading apps like Adobe Reader, Montano E Book reader to my students to make sure they can actually read my notes.Another way to distribute you notes is through physical media like flash disks to those students who have access to PCs.
Another very useful and effective way is through WhatsApp, WhatsApp allows sharing of files this days, I have formed a WhatsApp group for my class, and I share all my notes and other resources to this group.
This WhatsApp group has also evolved to be a feedback forum, students ask questions and they get immediate feedback from me and other students.
So my phone , my laptop, my social networks are the greatest Asset I have got.