I’ve had an iPad for about a week and have enjoyed using it to teach with. Teaching photography is a joy, but sometimes it’s hard to get my students to understand what I’m wanting them to improve on when I write comments on their grade sheets.
Well enter an iPad app called TakeNotes (the webpage says PadNotes, the App Store lists it as TakeNotes). I downloaded this app and have found it’s great for showing my students exactly what I’m talking about in their critiques. I have a student email me a small jpeg of their image and then I use that image as a custom background in TakeNotes. I can then select from a variety of pens, markers, or even type to “mark up” the photo. Then I can send the photo back to them as a pdf for their critique.
Additionally, I can attach the VGA adapter to a projector or in my case a 50 inch LCD television and show the entire class the photo and my thoughts. It stimulates their thinking and allows them to see exactly what I’m talking about in the photo.