Another app that we have been playing with is Skitch. This lets you annotate a picture, webpage, map or document but we have mainly used it for photos so far.
To begin, you open the app and then either take a photo or browse for an existing one. On the side of the screen there is an icon, clicking this will show a range of tools that you can use.
These include a pen tool, a rectangle tool, one for drawing arrows and another for typing. On the left-hand side, there is a coloured circle, tapping this gives the chance to change the colour of your text or pen.
We have used this in a variety of ways so far. In my class it has mainly been used for Maths. When we have children who have been working practically, we have been able to take a photograph of their work and then annotate it to show what they were doing. The examples above show children finding fractions and drawing groups or labelling the different triangles that they have identified. We don’t required evidence of every practical task that the children have taken part in, but having a way of annotating photos when we need to is very useful indeed.
Once finished, the picture can be shared using the normal Android sharing tools giving us the power to blog it via WordPress or add to Google Drive to share it with others or to print it out and stick in a book or use for a display.
How else could you use this tool in your classroom?