Doodlecast Pro , gone free for a limited time. Developed for the iPad, Doodlecast Pro app provides tools to record audio, draw, import images from the Doodlecast library or your photo album to create multi-media activities. Doodlecast Pro allows creation of single page or multiple pages which can be exported to iMovie, Keynote, iBooks or shared via Dropbox or email.
Here are some images of the Doodlecast tools and applications:
Other backgrounds available include lined paper, grids, graph plots, Venn diagram, comic sequence or story boards and sporting field layouts to create lessons for teachers or students. You can also create your own backgrounds saved as an image and layer other images in your activity allow use for many educational activities.
Here is a link to a video of Doodlecast Pro showing more of its features:
Doodlecast Pro app provides tools to create individualized practice lessons and provide tools for students to demonstrate their knowledge of a subject.
Here is one example of how it could be used:
- Adapt a science or social studies activity for a one of your students. Take pictures or find images of the steps or components on your iPad in your Photos. Create an Album of images to select one of a few or many choices of images as an answer (frog or butterfly life cycle, pictures of a concept). Use a suitable background such as a 4 part storyboard or create your own board to show the answers or sequence and save it in your photos. Record directions to the task. Have the student select the answers to your question by finding the correct answers in the photo album. Send the answer to your email as an assessment or demonstration of their skill level.
Notability, Doodle Buddy among other apps allow you to create your own backgrounds by drawing shapes, taking screen shots and storing them in your photos app. This could be a differentiated activity for students who have a difficulty time with paper and pencil answers but could show what they know using multimedia and recording their answer. Other uses might include having a student order the steps to a problem or task, choose items needed for project or life skill task.
Although there are many presentation apps available, Doodlecast Pro provides a few more possibilities readily available in the library of images. I would like the ability to type words rather than handwrite within the app not currently available.
How might you use this presentation apps for your students?