Hello, I am finding in my final pre-reqs (pharmacology for example) that the instructors largely lecture off of PowerPoints. So far I have been using my tablet (a hacked HP touch pad not optimized for android, but working none the less, but kind of killing the battery.) I use an app, EZPdf Reader to annotate the PPs as PDFs.
It's OK. I am wondering if there is anything else out there that you find to work better? I plan on getting either an iPad Mini or a new Samsung Note 8.0 (coming out soon.) I am not the fastest typist, so I like being able to just scribble my notes in my own handwriting. so I guess my questions are:
- Do you or classmates use a tablet for note taking?
- Are the bulk of your lectures taught with PPs?
- Are there any apps or tablets that you might recommend?
- What do you take notes with while at clinical?
Feb 23, '13
by Miiki, BSN, RN
My class is required to have laptops in class so it limited my options.
If you have a Mac, Preview actually annotates PDFs pretty easily by clicking on the pencil button on the top bar. Not full-featured, but works well enough without installing anything on your computer.
Our instructors do not use Powerpoints in class, but may post some online before class. (They facilitate group work. Lots of it. You come to class with at least a basic understanding, and they help you 'put it together.')
Last edit by Miiki on Feb 24, '13