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AT Note Taking Systems

Note taking can be audio visual or a combination of both. Widows 7 and the Apple have Sticky Note capability built in. Other portable devices allow you to synchronize an audio recording with the things you are simultaneously writing with a SmartPen.

Windows 7 Sticky Notes
Open Sticky Notes by tapping the Start button. In the search box, type Sticky Notes, and then tap it when it appears. Use a keyboard or stylus to hand write on your sticky note.

Apple OSX Stickies
Open the Apple menu, then select Stickies. If a blank note doesn't appear, open the File menu and select New Note (or press Command-N). Type or write on your note.

LiveScribe SmartPen
Syncs your hand writing to its audio recording.
http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/

Adobe Acrobat
allows you to annotate and comment on PDF files that have been made searchable. Here is a video tutorial: http://youtu.be/Y_XQv4Q33CE

Adobe Reader X Colour Zoom.pdf
Adobe Reader X PC annotate.pdf

Diigo
is a web annotating and highlighting solution for many platforms. You can use the online cloud storage, take screen shots, or download to your device to view later. https://www.diigo.com

Digital Voice Recorders
Ask Doug Digital Recorder Matrix: is designed to help you think about your recording needs.

How to Choose a Voice Recorder
This is an informative article from eBay on: How to Choose a Voice Recorder.

Updated June 10 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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