Annotating PDF Documents on the iPad
One benefit to using iPads in the classroom is moving toward a paperless classroom. In order to do this, we must find an alternative to having students write on paper worksheets or other graphic organizers. One of the easiest ways to do this is to have students annotate a PDF (Portable Document Format), then save that revised version on their iPad.
In most classrooms the process would look like this:
1. Teacher makes a PDF of the worksheet/handout/graphic organizer. This can be done by scanning the paper copy and saving it as a PDF file.
2. The PDF handout is made available to students. This can be done in a few different ways - email the document, post the document on your teacher webpage, or use a site such as Google Classroom to disperse the PDF.
3. The student uses the "Open in..." function on the iPad to open the PDF document in an a particular app that lets them annotate and save the document.
Annotate PDFs on the iPad with Adobe Reader