There are many ways to use this workflow management platform. Check out the resource marketplace for standards-aligned lessons or other resources that align to your current unit. With the option to create and send templates to students, you can use Drawp as an alternative to paper-based graphic organizers, having students fill them out and share them using the app.
You can also use Drawp to encourage group brainstorming and teamwork. When planning a project or answering questions, students can brainstorm digitally and even make collaborative presentations by creating pictures to add to a slide show. Instead of setting up entire classes, you could use the "classes" to represent small groups of students, making it easy for them to communicate with each other and collaborate.Continue reading Show less
Drawp for School is a collaborative creation app for iPad. Students can work independently or with a peer to create original drawings or work off of an assignment shared by their teacher. The app's creation tools include a paint brush, sticky notes, text, and clip art. Kids and teachers can also add photos and record audio. When finished, students can share their pictures with the teacher and other classmates, who can comment on the pictures and share them with others; kids and teachers can upload or share pictures with Dropbox and Google Drive. A resource marketplace also gives teachers a place to collaborate where lesson plans and other resources are shared.
To get started, teachers must first create an account, set up a class, and add students. Adding students automatically creates usernames and passwords to pass along to them, or teachers can create their own usernames and passwords. From there, teachers have the ability to create assignments and start to connect with students. When students first access the dashboard, they select a class and begin to create.
The idea of Drawp is appealing. Students will enjoy the collaborative and free-form drawing aspect, and there are many potential applications for this sort of program, from uploading a worksheet to using a premade graphic organizer to creating reports on a variety of topics. However, as many other free programs do offer similar features, teachers may be reluctant to pay the $99 subscription fee. But the resource marketplace could be an appealing feature for teachers who want to find and easily share resources that are aligned to specific standards. Drawp may work better for younger students, who may find it easier to collaborate on the app than to use a similar program, such as Google Classroom.