Lotus notes are a wonderful tool for students to recall information.
It is a great tool for recording and representing knowledge. In the middle of each 3x3 square you record the topic in which students will be using to record information. In the middle 3x3 grid, I just write in all of my main topics that I use in the outside grids.
I like this tool because it allows students to recall information like they might in a test-taking situation before the actual test. It is a great study tool to use for the test as well.
I am reviewing literary periods from 1600-1910, so I used each 3x3 square for each literary period we have studied (American Realism, Romanticism, Puritanism/Early American Lit. Native American literature, Gothic literature, American Regionalism, American Naturalism, and then I used a square to review literary devices and techniques). Students write as many characteristics, authors, or literary works from that period that they can remember. Afterwards, they pair up and add to their own list. I have them switch partners two more times until they have most/all of the chart filled in.