iAnnotate App on Sale for Teacher Appreciation Week

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Among the myrid of apps for note taking rise a few that are well worth mentioning for personal or professional note taking as well as creating worksheets with text boxes for students with dysgraphia or dyslexia to complete. iAnnotate app is one of those 4.5 out of 5 star apps that has a history of being well supported as well as well liked. For Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10), iAnnotate is reduced to 4.99 (from 9.99), a good deal for this app.

iAnnotate app for iPad provides many features which appears somewhat overwhelming initially, however customization of its tools can help reduce the visual overload with for the user. Along with annotation of PDF files, highlighting and numerous other writing/typing tools, iAnnotate provides file management within the app and ability to sync with many services (Dropbox, Google, Box, Windows SkyDrive).

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iAnnotate provides many tools for teachers and students including the ability to create text boxes to complete classroom worksheets scanned or emailed to be completed on the iPad. Here is an examples of iAnnotate used with a classroom worksheets scanned to a PDF and imported or emailed for a students with significant handwriting illegibility:

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iAnnotate provides several documents to be open and available to toggle through using tabls noted at the top of the app screen. The tool bar on the right side of the screen can be customized with the users desired tools for ease of and simplified view .

Although, iAnnotate is a bit more expensive than some of the note taking apps and can look somewhat overwhelming, it provides a method of organizing files and allows customization of its tools which is not typically provided in other free apps I have used. At a reduce price, this app may be worth the cost for you or as a method of compensation for the student with handwriting challenges!

More information on iAnnotate can be found on the developers Branchfire website. An introductory iAnnotate app for Android is also available. is also available for Android.

Do you have iAnnotate in your teaching or OT mTool kit? Share how you use it if you do!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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