Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Resources for working with PDF files on Chromebooks


PDF files are used everywhere and can be used on Chromebooks. Here are some resources:

Adobe Android apps work very well on Chromebooks and there are other Android apps for working with PDF files:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gyZbgMwMbLBuPYb3NybSHnVus3jKsA81

- Xodo PDF Reader and Editor https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xodo.pdf.reader&hl=en_US

- PDF Editor – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kmo.pdf.editor

- PDF Editor – Sign, Create, Edit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.offiwiz.pdf.editor.reader

- Write on PDF (annotate, not edit) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.samsung.android.spdfnote


Managing Android apps on Chromebooks: https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/7131624

Android on Chromebooks! Here are some resources and apps to check out http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2017/02/android-on-chromebooks-here-are-some.html



Different ideas:
1. annotate a pdf and then put the pdf back in the teachers google drive for grading. Many of them are using google classroom so it might just be a learning curve.
There are a variety of web apps for working with PDFs
Kami works well, especially if you connect it to your Drive account. Here is more info: http://edtechteacher.org/annotating-pdf-files-on-chromebooks-with-kami-from-avra/ It is the mostly highly recommended tool for this.
Q: How can I or students edit a PDF file?
A: Two ways you can do this:
Convert the PDF into a Word or Google Doc format for editing
http://www.pdfconverter.com/free-pdf-conversion-online/
https://www.freepdfconvert.com/
https://docupub.com/pdfconvert/

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