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Conquering Chromebooks

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Find it in the Chrome Store

Add NotablePDF to your Chromebook by clicking the Free button in the Chrome Store.

Must-have for Google users

Powerful PDF viewer that integrates with your Google for Education account. Notable PDF is the leading PDF viewer for Chromebooks and has been highly recommended by hundreds of Google Certified Teachers.

Classroom Collaboration

Notable PDF has annotation tools that will help improve classroom collaboration.

Interactive PDF beta

You can play audio and video files already attached on your PDF file. As well as embed audio and video files onto PDF files.

Practice PDFs

American Civil War -- No Text Recognition

American Civil War - Text Recognized

You can also open the files from the Conquering Chromebooks Shared Folder

How to Annotate with Notable PDF

The Catch

Tom & Jerry - What's the catch?

In order to use Notable PDF, you'll need to create an OCR version of your PDF file which allows the text to be recognizable to the computer. Without doing this, the PDF file is just a series of images on a page. Here are two ways to accomplish this.

Acrobat Pro Box

Purchase Adobe Acrobat and use it to do the OCR and save the PDF in a text scanned format.

Adobe Acrobat Pro purchasing information

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Use Snapverter from TextHelp, makers of Read&Write for Google. Simply scan or take a picture of a document, drop it in the Snapverter folder in your Google Drive, and wait for it to be converted.

The downside to Snapverter is that you only get to convert one document a week, but if you are working in a grade level or content area team, you can leverage your collective conversions.

Want the paid version? It comes as an add-on option to Read and Write for Google.

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Read&Write for Google is an innovative extension for Chrome that provides support when working with documents (Google Docs, PDFs, and ePubs) within Google Drive in Chrome on PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks. Users benefit from access to powerful support features, such as read aloud, text and picture dictionaries, study skills tools, annotations, and more, while creating, reviewing, and collaborating with teachers and peers in Google.

You'll find both paid and free versions of Read&Write for Google. Teachers can qualify for a free premium subscription. The free version allows a lot of notation options within Google Docs, but not on web pages or PDF/ePub files.


Notes on Notation

Using Technology to Support Close Reading

Using Web-Based Annotations to Engage in Close Reading

Using Diigo in the Classroom

For older students, Diigo holds huge potential. Students must be over 13 to use Diigo, so use it appropriately.

Checkout the video tutorials for many great tips on using Diigo

Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech

Save Web Pages as PDF Files WIthout ANY Extensions

While there are plenty of PDF writing software and online conversion services around that can help you save web pages as PDF files, the fact is that you don’t need any of them as long as you have Google Chrome on your computer. This guide walks you through the process.



Editor Tools:

  • Insert Text
  • Draw (lossless, vector based)
  • Highlight
  • Comment
  • Erase
  • Sig
  • Insert Image
  • Stamp
  • Undo/Redo
Project Naptha

Project Naptha automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web. The result is a seamless and intuitive experience, where you can highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image.

Diigo Web

Diigo is an award-winning service that can serve as your digital library on web. Diigo provides several specialized apps/extensions, so you can collect everything or use Diigo for a specific purpose. Once equipped with these extensions/apps, you can

Collect Everything

  • Bookmark and archive webpages
  • Annotate webpages with highlights & sticky notes
  • Save notes or to-dos using our slick Quick Note ap
  • Capture and Annotate Screenshot

Find Fast

  • Organize your digital items by types, tags, and lists
  • Search by tags, titles or full-text

Easily Share

  • Share one item or a whole collection as a list
  • Follow people whose public collections are of interest to you
  • Form groups of people to collaboratively pool resources

Access Anywhere

  • your digital library can be accessed and searched from any computer,
  • and also from free downloadable apps on iPhone, iPad (, and Android (