This technique gives the student ownership of the content. All of the methods contained here are designed to take something that already exists and to add labels, embellish diagrams, highlight and comment on components of documentation, etc.
Diigo Groups can be used to share resources and notes. Annotations (highlights, sticky notes, and comments) can be kept private or shared with members of the group. Click the image to see some of our groups.
This app is designed to allow the student to take notes on a blank document, bring in photos or figures to annotate, add audio comments, sticky notes for added documentation, etc. This can then be turned in for the teacher, be kept on a personal device, or locked in a password protected file on a multi-user device. Click on the image to check out the app.
Whether on your computer or an iPad everyone finds Skitch to be easy and useful for quick diagraming or annotating any sort of image. This is especially useful to bring in to another application. Note that this is part of Evernote so you will also find it simple to save all of you Skitch work and bring it up on any device.