Attention teachers: new app, Note Taker HD helps teachers teach better. It is a powerful app for writing and organizing handwritten notes, diagrams, etc., on the iPad. 

Teachers and students can share what they’ve written on their iPads. In a wireless environment, AirPlay transmits from the iPad to a screen that everyone in the classroom can view.

Note Taker HDNote Taker HD will help teachers teach better and students learn better.

Here’s how college professor Cyndi Danner-Kuhn used it:

We hooked up an Apple TV so I could teach with my iPad and not be tethered to the front of the room. It allowed me to be completely wireless and move around the room. But the really powerful piece…..each student could be given control. 

In other words, when it was time to share their project, they took control of the Apple TV with their iPad using the AirPlay feature and showed their project right from their seat. Now that has real impact in a classroom.

When teachers use Note Taker HD, an app that permits them to write directly on the screen of the iPadthey can draw and project presentations

Note Taker HD’s Zoom window allows users to focus on a portion of the screen to highlight key text

Some school districts are so impressed with Note Taker HD and its features, they’ve ordered a dozen copies for their staff. 

Features of the new version 6.5 include:

  • ·         Using Select Mode, Copy, Cut and Paste content, within the same document, or to a page in another document.
  • ·         Reorder a document’s pages, when actively editing it or in its folder.
  • ·         Write on a PDF form that is stored or downloaded; then save or email the form.
  • ·         16 Customizable Button Colors
  • ·         Folders to organize and store documents, pdfs and pages
  • ·         Four user-settable preset pens of multiple colors and widths 

Plus, the online copy of Help has been updated to reflect these improvements. 

You can learn more about Note Taker HD from this video overview (ten minutes).

Developer Dan Bricklin is a 40-year veteran of the software industry.


Pat WymanPat Wyman is America’s Most Trusted Learning Expert and founder of HowToLearn.com. She is the author of Instant Learning for Amazing GradesLearning vs. Testing, and co-author on two books about autism.  She is a university instructor of continuing education and frequent media guest. 

Pat is always on the look out for new tools that will enhance the teaching/learning experience. The Note Taker HD is a feature-rich app at a great price.