As an example for this weeks activity, I thought I would share some of the decision making process, and solutions I have used for selecting ICT’s for my Uni work as it aligns with the TEST framework.
- managing the information for each course, taking efficient notes, and keeping interesting and useful snippets for later.
- course study desk
- mix of studying online and on-campus courses
- my mac laptop, iPad, and iPhone and want to be able to use any of these for everything
- an experienced ICT user, and manage an IT environment for an architectural practice
- get to play with plenty of different solutions, and used to trialling and testing different tools to see which suit the ‘task’ and ‘environment’ best
Tools: (the combination I currently use). I have trialled many others but these integrate well together, are not overly complex, and do what I need.
- able to save everything locally on each device or access via web browser, and is searchable
- set up folders/directories for each course and sub-directories for each week
- keeps everything synchronised and backed up
- have multiple accounts so use ‘Insync‘ on the mac to manage them all concurrently
- dropbox was also a good option but I chose to use my uni google drive because I can edit docs with it, and it can automatically convert most files to pdf for me on the fly
Notability (on iPhone and iPad)
- probably my most favourite app (for now at least)
- use it to annotate lecture notes, assessments, forms – pretty much anything and everything!
- imports from dropbox, google drive etc…
- as mentioned can import most file types via google drive which converts them to pdf’s for notability
- can save back to google drive when marked up, or share via email or social media etc
- on the Mac ‘Preview’ works almost as well
- similar to notability but for images
- integrates with Evernote
- my place to keep everything I want ready access to, or think I might use in the future
- stores documents, videos, images, scans, etc
- works across all devices or can access from a web browser
- can clip text, articles, images or pdf’s in a browser to a notebook
- easy to assign tags, group notes in notebooks, share with others or annotate (with premium version)
Anyone use any others?
Windows or Android?