Thursday, February 14, 2013

Skitch

Skitch can be used in the classroom to demonstrate knowledge of a subject. Students can take pictures of an event and caption each step that took place. Once the pictures are saved in the camera roll, the pictures can be imported into other applications (PixnTell) to actually make a presentation.

This application is actually intended to work with an Evernote account. However, you can bypass the log-in screen, and save the captioned photos to the camera roll. Evernote provides a great opportunity for switching between devices. When I make screen captures on my iPad or iPod, I prefer annotating them with Skitch because it automatically loads straight to my computer through my Evernote account. This makes the transition between my iPad and laptop seamless.

For East Noble Employees Only:
Evernote is currently blocked for mobile devices on the East Noble School Corporation network. You will still be able to use Skitch. Also, giving students Evernote accounts would require a parent permission form. We will be working on a permission form in the future to address accounts to be made for the numerous online services that are available.

6 comments:

  1. [...] If you want students to get even more detailed, they could edit photos and annotate them with Skitch. This would allow them to essentially make their photos into presentation slides and record their [...]

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  2. [...] of parts of texts that they want to reference and annotate. They could then use apps like Skitch  to mark, highlight, and annotate as they wish. All of this without using a single bit of paper. [...]

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  3. [...] The second sample was sent to me by Mrs. Abbs. Her first graders used Skitch to make a synonym web. I had never really thought of using Skitch in this manner, but I can imagine that it was a fun and engaging way to study synonyms and integrate technology. I learned something from this as well since I did not know that you could use a blank canvas for Skitch instead of an image. You can also find out more about Skitch here. [...]

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  4. [...] In studying measurements and how they are a relevant to our everyday lives, she utilized the Skitch application on her class set of iPods as a means to produce a recording of the students’ [...]

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  5. [...] only had Pic Collage. If you only had 30 Hands. If you only had Perfect Captions, If you only had Skitch. If you only had Multi-Photo Voice Recorder. The list could go on and on, but what would you [...]

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  6. [...] are numerous times that I use Skitch to ask or answer questions through email. Just the other day, I wanted to trade my car to an auto [...]

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