Utilizing technology effectively can make a big difference in your education. This page includes links to a variety of technology tools. Note-taking apps, tools for annotating digital texts, organization apps,and tools for creating an effective presentation will all come in handy for you throughout your college career. Experiment with the apps listed below and see which one will work for you!
Taking notes is expected in college. Taking effective notes is key to learning your class material well. You need a system that allows you to record the notes you need and organize them in a way that makes them easily accessible for studying at a later time. Check out http://atlas.unwsp.edu/strategies/note-taking/ for more information.
Getting organized has many benefits, and yet it is often put at the bottom of a student’s priority list. Getting organized is a great first step to having a successful semester. If you do not already have some type of organization system, check out the links below. Go to http://atlas.unwsp.edu/strategies/organization/ for more organization tips.
Giving a well-done presentation is a skill that will come in handy in college and your future careers. Below are some links to different programs to help you create an eye-catching and effective presentation. Check out http://atlas.unwsp.edu/strategies/public-speaking/ for tips on preparing and giving a speech.
Tools for Annotating Digital Texts:
As more and more learning resources become digital it is important to have tools that will help you maximize your reading experience. Highlighting and note taking are a critical part of active reading and the following tools provides these features along with additional benefits.
- GoodReader: http://www.goodreader.com/ (for Mobile)
- AdobeReader: https://helpx.adobe.com/reader/using/share-comment-review.html#comment_on_pdf_files
- Diigo: https://www.diigo.com/learn_more/research (best for online/website resources)
- Preview (Mac Only): http://www.macworld.com/article/2045686/editing-and-annotating-pdf-files-with-preview.html
Related Articles and Reviews
- Luminaris article: http://www.luminaris.link/blog/finding-the-optimal-pdf-annotation-tool-for-your-needs
- Lifehacker article: http://lifehacker.com/tag/pdf-viewers