I started importing their notes into Notability and annotating them but it wasn’t a great experience.
Notability is designed to create notes from scratch and treats imported PDFs as nothing more than background paper.
In additition to losing the ability to search my notes, the quality of them took a hit.
It didn’t take long for me to go back to just typing again, but Notability and the Pencil gave me the added benefit of being able to write the occasional math formula or draw a quick diagram when I needed to.
Fifty Three released the Pencil shortly after and I picked that up too.
I tried handwriting all my notes in Notability at first but that ended up being a terrible idea.
As part of our focus on typing — an essential 21st century communication skill students need to succeed in school and beyond — we organized a district-wide keyboarding competition, with 6,200 student participants, using
more portable than the 17” Mac Book Pro that I had at the time, and typing on the display was never much of an issue for me.
Lecture is really just an elaboration of what we read at home in the textbook so I don’t need to note down much more than a few homework or exam hints that get given out. Doing Astronomy homework usually involves me typing up the written part, leaving blank spaces for the math questions, while referencing the textbook.
I either do all of it on my Mac with Split View, or I do the written part on my Mac and reference the textbook on my i Pad.