Saturday, May 21, 2011

Soundnote: Multimedia Note Taking on iPad

This is essential just the advertisement for Soundnote but it is the type of App that many teachers could see their students using. It is about connecting their notes with images and the audio. For many students it is the audio or the graphics that are connected to their notes that are the important memory devices, this tool allows you to combine all three. This would be great for lectures, recording a demo in a prac subject or even documenting the procedure for a Science experiment. This is the simple type of app that will really convince both staff and the students that the iPad can be beneficial in the educational setting.

This would also be perfect for teacher use when used in conjunction with iPad mirroring on a data projector. Explaining concepts or difficult steps in a mathematical equation just became a whole lot easier. The process could be explained, recorded and then distributed to students to replay whenever they were unsure of the procedure.

SoundNote is the best way to take notes on your iPad. It tracks what you type and draw while recording audio, so you'll never worry about missing an important detail. While playing back your recording, just tap a word; SoundNote will jump right to that point in the audio.

Use SoundNote's powerful drawing tool for quick sketches. It's easy to edit them, too. Tap a drawing to select it, or tap twice to select an individual stroke. From there, you can drag it to wherever you want, or tap "Delete" to get rid of it. Use two fingers to zoom and scroll.

SoundNote is perfect for students. If you ever fall asleep in class, don't worry — SoundNote's got your back. Just tap what you wrote while you were awake, and SoundNote will play the audio to help you fill in the blanks.

SoundNote is also great for journalists. Ever miss an important detail during an interview and have to skim through your entire recording to find out what it was? With SoundNote, just tap a word from that part of the interview — it'll play back what you missed.

When you're done, share your text, drawings, and audio notes via email, or transfer them directly to your Mac or PC. Audio notes are recorded in standard M4A format: One hour of high quality audio is only 20MB.

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