You can increase learner engagement and provide on the spot instructional focus using the built in annotating tools in the iPACT.
To open the annotating toolbar, tap the annotating icon located on the upper toolbar in the right corner. Let’s examine the annotating toolbar and the available tools.
The annotating toolbar defaults to T.H.E. P.A.C.T. module color. For example, if you are in a Learn About activity, it defaults to the color green. If in a Read About activity, it defaults to blue. If in a Write About activity, it defaults to yellow. And if in a Talk About activity, it defaults to red.
You have the ability to select any color from the spectrum and save it. Simply tap on pick a color to select your color from the spectrum and then save it.
A highlighter is available in the annotating tool bar. The highlighter highlights with the semi-transparent color. A marker is also available. The marker marks with a thick line.
There is also a pen available, and the pen marks with a thin line. There are three functions in the annotating toolbar. “Undo” which removes the last annotation you make . “Clear Page” which removes the annotations on the current page of the activity and “Clear All” which removes the annotations from the entire activity across all the pages.
Here are some annotating tips. You can use the annotation tools in many different ways. Learners can highlight main ideas in details. Learners can circle items on a diagram. Learners can add illustrations to their writing assignments, and enter answers using the annotating tools. Learners can also cross out items in collaborative discussion and you as an instructor can incorporate these annotating tools into your instructional lessons.
Margaret M. Oliveri, Speech-Language Pathologist, describes:
Mindy Brodecki, AT Specialist, describes:
Marianne Desmond, Speech-Language Pathologist, feels that:
Matt Girosky, AT Specialist, states:
Marianne Owens, Occupational Therapist, exclaims:
Diane Dolan, Speech-Language Pathologist, says:
Eric Feeney, Classroom Teacher, states:
Brenda Eno, Occupational Therapy Assistant, remarks:
Lisa Desautels, Speech-Language Pathologist, states:
Deborah Fielding, Physical Therapist, shares:
Laura Giovanetti, Speech-Language Pathologist & AT Specialist, tells:
Lisa Hellen, Speech-Language Pathologist, , describes:
Alisha Natelle, Special Educator, shares:
Nancy L. Taylor, Educational Consultant, shares:
Brenda H. Williams, Speech-Language Pathologist, remarks:
Kim Pier, AT Coordinator & Occupational Therapist, shares:
Karen T. Brown, AT Specialist & Speech-Language Pathologist, describes:
Florelia Baldizon, Speech-Language Pathologist, says:
Nerissa Hall, AAC Specialist, remarks:
Jennifer Luckhart, Speech-Language Pathologist, describes:
Laura Rivera, Speech-Language Pathologist, shares:
Terry Tierney, Speech-Language Pathologist, asks:
Cheryl Jones,Occupational Therapy Assistant, describes:
Tami Trowell, Sign Language Consultant, shares:
Mary Creeden, Speech-Language Pathologist, describes:
Lynette Kaschker, Special Education Teacher, concludes:
Laurie Giacomazzi, Special Educator, shares:
Gail Woolridge, Classroom Teacher, comments:
Lisa Anderson, Occupational Therapist, shares:
Margaret G. Dean, Speech-Language Pathologist, explains:
Bonnie Vaillancourt, President and Owner of Simplified Speech Solutions, LLC, states:
Diane Baker, Curriculum Specialist, explains:
Donna Jones, Special Education Administrator, remarks:
Angela Dougher, Special Educator, feels that:
Theresa Mazik, Occupational Therapist, remarks:
Angela Dougher, Special Educator, describes:
Cynthia Gomez, Teacher, states:
Keith Woodbury, AAC Specialist, comments:
Gwen Bertrand, AT Specialist, remarks:
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