Professor Doug Ward wrote an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education about grading papers with iAnnotate PDF and voice annotations. Professor Ward taught online classes last semester at the University of Kansas, and he was increasingly disappointed with the impersonal nature of online communication. When he discovered iAnnotate’s voice annotation feature, it was “a revelation.” He interspersed voice notes with his highlighting and pen markups, adding a personal touch to his grading. Many of his students appreciated this method, and some even thanked him for “taking the time to speak to them” about the assignments.
If I were to add a sound annotation to this article, it would be “Thanks, Professor Ward!” in my best Darth Vader impression.
We caught this press release a few weeks back: “iAnnotate and Masonry Restoration on the Cutting Edge.” J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc. has been using iAnnotate to go paperless, improve productivity, and revamp their construction projects. They load up iAnnotate with blueprints, take their ipad to the project site, and then mark up the blueprints with localized annotations and photos of what needs to be restored.
We were impressed by the sheer number of photo annotations in the above picture. Can you imagine their previous task of organizing this many pictures and blueprints into a physical binder?
Our thanks and admiration goes out to J.P. Cullen & Sons. If we ever need historical restoration on the Branchfire office, we’ll keep you in mind. Judging by the age of this place, it should be in about 100-150 years.
“Discussing Romeo’s “I am Fortune’s fool!” and other passages students marked via iAnnotate.” From Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School’s twitter feed. I don’t remember too much about Shakespeare’s tragedy, but I think this is the part where John Leguizamo comes in.
Here’s our CEO Ravi Bhatt discussing iAnnotate on Bloomberg TV. You won’t see me in this clip, but I was there, behind the scenes, gorging myself on Bloomberg’s complimentary granola bars and licorice sticks. If you go to Bloomberg’s San Francisco studio, go hungry.