Most folks don’t know that TextEdit – the built in word processing program on all Macs – has the ability to generate summaries automatically. This post shows how to enable the service and use it. This is a great feature for adjusting the reading level of a passage or helping a student to determine whether or not their original passage is coherent.
This article from Anthropology News discusses Prof. Michael Wesch’s 2008 presentation at the Library of Congress – An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube. It is worth a read, especially with regard to the last statement, “
“I love the fact that wether [sic] we like it or not, or better put ‘wether [sic] we know it or not’, we are a part of an international, interemotional and integrating system. But who is studying everyone [sic]? That’s the beauty. We are not being studied by anyone, but we are studying ourselves. It is an amazing system of theories and use.”
This note taking app includes multiple pen and highlighter tools and functions much like a paper notebook. For $5.99, it offers a lot of organizational and editing tools. Additionally, Noteshelf exports notes as PDF or image files to either Evernote or Dropbox.