In my art classes I will have lectures from time to time. I try to keep them to one per unit, but it's usually more. I have the kids take Cornell notes because that way I know they are paying attention (if they didn't have to respond by doing something they'd tune out) and as a reference in answering warm-up questions sometimes. I've also tried open-note tests, but I hate writing them. Does anyone have suggestions on how they can use notes? In fact, if there's something else they can do as a response to my lectures, I'd be open to that as well.