Today, we're sharing about Notable PDF.
What is it?
Why would I use it? What does it do?
If you have files in PDF that you'd like to annotate digitally yourself or have an article you'd like your students to annotate, this is a great solution. Having students (or peers) interact with text helps support a deeper dive into material, and there is some recent research that indicates that students can be good online readers if they are taught good digital annotation skills that encourage analysis and reflection.
Are there similar tools?
Many students and teachers in our district are using Scrible to annotate web-based text, but Scrible won't work with PDFs (at least not yet). Apps exist for iOS and Android, but if you're looking for a browser-based solution, Notable PDF is probably your best bet. Other Chrome apps or extensions like PDFZen or Diigo exist, but they don't perform nearly as well or as reliably as Notable PDF (or require a separate account).
Where can I learn more?
Notable has a help area with tutorials and helpful articles on using the tool. While fairly intuitive to use, the articles are helpful when using some of the more advanced features like collaboration and exporting.