This year I wanted to try to be more environmentally friendly and I thought how best could I do that in #PhysEd?
Going paperless was an easy option, but how could I make this work? I was sure that there would be times when I needed to jot something down to remember for later.
That’s when a fantastic app called Penultimate came along and solved all my problems. Penultimate is an easy to use handwriting app for iPad that combines the natural experience of pen and paper with the flexibility and syncing of Evernote. Lose the paper, keep the handwriting, and remember everything.
I use Penultimate every day for jotting down ideas as they pop into my head, quickly drawing diagrams to help instruct kids on tactical play in #PhysEd, annotating over photos, documents, student work and documenting student discussions. The best bit is, it syncs to your Evernote account for easy access on your computer.
You can even make use of Evernote’s OCR technology to search your handwriting to find word within your notes. Below you can see a couple of examples of how I have used Penultimate:
After spending the first week using my finger to draw/write into Penultimate, I purchased a stylus to help me with my goal of going paperless in #PhysEd. You can see a variety of different stylus here – http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/10/2925937/best-stylus-ipad-review
So I need to admit that from time to time I still do use paper to write things down but I have significantly cut down on my use of paper this year. Each day I am using Penultimate more and more and hope soon to be able to say that I have going completely Paperless in #PhysEd.