This Weeks App of the Week is Skitch. Skitch is a free app for Windows PCs, Macs, iOS devices, and Android Devices. Skitch is a visual annotation app that allows you to snap pictures or screenshots and annotate on top of the image.
What is Skitch?
Skitch is an awesome free tool that allows users to snap pictures or screenshots and easily annotate them. It integrates with your evernote account to save annotated images to the cloud. Below is the description from the skitch website:
Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.
Draw attention to something
Make your point with arrows, shapes, and sketches
Makes it easy to demonstrate an idea
Automatically saves your annotated images to your Evernote account
Very clean and easy to use
Available for almost every device (Sorry Windows Phone users, not available yet)
How can I use it in my classroom?
Skitch has endless uses in the classroom and since it is free, its much more accessible to students. Below is few ideas of how you could use it in your classroom:
Below is a list of some awesome free apps that teachers can use on their iPads. This session was presented at the Area 8 TCEA @LITE conference. Most of the apps below are also available for the iPhone/touch. Most are even available for Android.
This session was presented at the Area 8 TCEA conference in Mount Pleasant, TX. Below is a list of websites, apps, and services that can enable teachers to use their iPad as a smartboard replacement and teaching tool.
Reflection - Use your Mac or PC as an Airplay mirror target(requires iPad 2 or newer)
Google Apps for Education is a comprehensive package that schools can harness to save money, enhance the way they collaborate, and forever change collaboration. Google Apps is provided free of charge for PK-16 and is a great way to move your district to the cloud!
Below is a list of the apps we discussed at the Technology Integration Camp at Texas A&M Commerce on July 9.