Adobe Reader for mobile (opens in new tab) has an update with some great new features. The new version for iOS and Android lets you sign PDF documents electronically, as well as annotate, comment, and fill out forms. The interface is also updated. You can electronically sign a document by simply drawing your signature with your finger on a touchscreen.
These updates add features that make it easier to go paperless. Signing forms electronically means no more print, scan, email and with the annotation and commenting features, teachers could have students turn in work in PDF form and then comment on it. PDF files are a great way to share files, so this makes them even more useful. Students can create electronic portfolios using Adobe's Digital Schools Collection (exporting as a PDF file) and then the PDF file can be viewed, annotated, and commented on using the mobile device. I can review and comment on their portfolios anywhere.
When you install the app (or update yours) it will open with a PDF document that will walk you through some of the new features and how to use the app.
I'm very excited to be able to do so much more electronically and with my mobile device.
Official Adobe Acrobat Blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/acrobat/2012/04/adobe-reader.html (opens in new tab)
Adobe Reader Mobile Page: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader-mobile.html (opens in new tab)
Adobe Acrobat Reader for Android
PDF - interesting infographic and lots of resources for using PDF Files
Android for Education Resources - apps, tips, resources, and more
Adobe Digital School Collection addresses 21st Century Skills for students
Cross posted atEducational Technology Guy and viaTwitter. David Andrade is a Physics Teacher and Educational Technology Specialist in Connecticut. He is the author of theEducational Technology Guy blog, where he reviews free educational technology resources for teachers, discusses ways to use technology to improve teaching and learning, and discusses other issues in education.
He is also a professional development trainer and presenter at conferences, helping educators learn new and innovative ways to educate students. He is also a Discovery Education STAR Educator and member of the CT DEN Leadership Council. Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of his employer.