PDF Reader for TechnoKids Files

pdf reader for technokids

1/12/2021: XODO is no longer recommended as a PDF Reader and Annotator for TechnoKids worksheets and resources. XODO often displays errors when opening TechnoKids PDF files. Instead, TechnoKids recommends the Kami chrome extension or Kami Google Drive Add-On.

There are lots of free and paid PDF readers and annotators out there. Finding the one that works best for you can be a challenge and of course comes down to personal preference and budget. We, at TechnoKids, have looked through and admired many, but have narrowed our top pick down to XODO PDF Reader & Annotator. It is a free option that offers many features to teachers and students.

PDF Reader Makes Working with Digital Files Easy

  • App is available for Android, Windows, and Apple users
  • App is available online from XODO site
  • Access PDFs on Google Drive
  • Add text, notes, highlights, shapes or draw freehand using Annotation tools
  • Edit annotations with XODO or other PDF annotators such as Adobe Reader.
  • Save changes to a PDF to Google Drive
  • Print a PDF with annotations from your browser
  • Download a copy of a PDF with annotations
  • No need to sign into XODO to edit or view a PDF
  • Email or link to a PDF file (requires a free XODO account)
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PDF Reader and Annotator

What this Means for TechnoKids Teachers and Students

By adding the XODO extension to your Chrome browser, installing the app on your device, or going to xodo.com, you can easily open any PDF file from Google Drive, Dropbox, or your local machine. Teachers can add their own notes and comments while students can answer questions and plan their projects using the simple text tools. Documents can then be saved back to Google Drive, downloaded, shared, or printed.

PDF Reader Instructions

View instructions explaining how to use a PDF Reader and Annotator with your students. Learn how to install the Chrome extension, add annotations, download or print files, and more.

PDF Reader and Annotator Video

Watch these videos to learn how to add the XODO Chrome extension and use it with a TechnoKids assignment:
Annotate with XODO TechnoKids Workbooks
Complete an Assignment | Connect a Chrome Extension

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PDF Reader and Annotator Website

Find out more visit XODO.

Christa Love

Christa Love, Curriculum Developer & Teacher ~ I am passionate about blending technology into curriculum. Whether it is programming, video production, graphic design, or digital citizenship, I am interested in how apps and tools can be used to enhance learning. Throughout the years I have designed many TechnoKids technology projects. My favorite part of curriculum development is field-testing the ideas to determine the activities that work best in real classrooms. I write about what I have learned that can save teachers time in their own curriculum planning.

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