Annotation Guide

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Annotation Guide
September 9, 2014
What You Need:
An iPad or iPhone
Advantages:
You can download directly from Moodle
You can draw directly on slides, highlight, type
You can organize by class
Disadvantages:
$2.99 at the app store
Only works with PDFs
Accessories:
Keyboard and stylus if wanted
Bijal
[email protected]
What You Need:
iPad or iPhone
Advantages:
Automatically converts other files into PDFs
Can organize files by class
Great for if you are in lecture or like to watch podcasts
Can review anywhere!
Light
Right-handed and lefthanded option (can tell where your palm is)
Disadvantages:
Free until you have to pay $5.99 at the app store
No multifunctionality
Cannot sync to other devices, but can visit the Cloud
Accessories:
Logitech Folio
Jotpro Stylus
Sheila
[email protected]
Papyrus
What You Need:
Tablets with active digitizers (Recommended: Samsung Galaxy Note)
Pen has a magnet inside it. Detects pen tip while pen hovers. One side is an eraser.
Pressure sensitive (harder pressure = bolding). Finger highlights.
Advantages:
Recognizes handwriting pretty well
Infinite
Find function!
Learning curve not steep
Disadvantages:
Stylus that came with it was a little small for his hand
$5.00 for converting to PDF capability
Accessories:
Emaad
[email protected]
What You Need:
iPad
Advantages:
Customizable. You can choose your own pen and highlighter colors
Converts automatically to PDF
You can have multiple lectures open at once
Can link to Google Drive and Dropbox
Can sync to iPhone and laptop
Digital textbooks
Has a keyboard that comes up.
Disadvantages:
Not as fluid when switching between tools as Samsung Galaxy Note
$9.99
Accessories:
Good stylus a plus
Riza
[email protected]
Galaxy Tablet
Advantages:
Comes in a variety of sizes (Mina likes 12.2”, 10” also good)
Smart pad knows where your pen is before you touch the tablet
Can take screenshot by touching the pen
Plays multiple apps at once, switches smoothly between apps
Expandable memory
Comes with pen
Disadvantages:
$650 for the tablet (but still cheaper than the iPad!)
Apps to Use with Galaxy Tablet:
PDF Max
Anki Droid (Good for flashcards)
Mina Shenouda
Preview
What You Need:
A Mac computer (Adobe for PCs is comparable but freezes)
Advantages:
You don’t need to download anything. It comes standard on Mac
computers.
Interface pretty intuitive.
Highlighting, typing, arrows, underlining all neatly on your
lecture slides.
Disadvantages:
You cannot write on it with a stylus.
Hard to look at lecture slides and PDF if you have a smaller
computer
Natalie Smith
What You Need:
You can use it on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone
Advantages:
Free!
You can write and draw on your notes
Notes taken on your laptop can be found on other devices and vice versa
OCR – can recognize what you have hand-written
Good for collecting and organizing
Disadvantages:
Only for Mac
Harder to switch between tools than with Preview
Accessories:
A stylus, if you like handwriting notes
Natalie Smith
Recommended Accessories
iPad mini and Samsung Galaxy Note can fit in your white
coat pocket one day!
Styli
Jotpro by Adonit ($35 stylus that is super precise!)
The Friendly Swede ($10-17 for a four pack, mesh-tip, super
cute designs!)
Cross – stylus, red and black ink, pencil
Tablet Accessories
Logitech Keyboard Folio Case for iPad
Cleaning cloth, could use sunglasses cloth
Thank you!
Please email
[email protected] if you
have any questions or suggestions
for future sessions! Happy scribing!
I wish there was
an app for this.
Link to [email protected] mobile apps page:
http://it.njms.rutgers.edu/?page_id=14
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