There are lots of ways to browse the Internet on your iPad. Besides the Apple Internet browser Safari (that comes built in with your iPad) one option is DiigoBrowser. Although Safari is my go-to when using the Internet, DiigoBrowser has one feature that I find particularly helpful in the classroom.
You might have noticed the annotated screenshot included on my post about accessing archived content on ClassTechTips. I followed a few easy steps to annotate an Internet page:
1. Bring up a website in DiigoBrowser
2. Press the gray and white starburst on the right side of the screen to access different features in DiigoBrowser
3. Choose the camera/crop icon (this allows you to drag a box on the screen to crop the part of the website you’d like to annotate)
4. Use the toolbar at the top of your screen to draw shapes, arrows, or add text
5. Decide whether you’d like to save this picture to your iPad’s camera roll or send it as an attachment in an email
Instead of just taking a screenshot of your iPad – which I do all the time. This tool could be used to show students where to look on a website to make directions specific and easy to follow. Try it when guiding students through the research process, or demonstrating how to access content on a new website.
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