#259 – NotebookLM, Google’s AI-Powered Digital Notebook

Tech Talk For Teachers February 6, 2024 9 min

NotebookLM, Google’s AI-Powered Digital Notebook

In today’s episode, we’ll explore NotebookLM, a virtual notebook tool from Google that allows users to upload documents and then use artificial intelligence (AI) to summarize, take notes, and interact with this curated content.

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Paul Beckermann
PreK–12 Digital Learning Specialist
Podcast Host

How It Works

  • Log in at notebooklm.google.com.
  • Create a new notebook.
  • Upload content (a Google Doc, a PDF, or copied text).
  • Click a resource to access the full text, a summary, and a list of key topics.
  • Ask questions about the uploaded content using the integrated AI chatbot.
  • Pin notes to the top of your screen.
  • Create your own notes or use AI-generated options.

How You Might Use It

  • Catch up on professional reading with quick summaries.
  • Discover trends and common topics across multiple resources.
  • Curate research.
  • Conduct a topic survey and ask probing questions.
  • Organize and process class notes.

For information about artificial intelligence (AI), explore the following AVID Open Access article collection: AI in the K–12 Classroom.