Teacher Review for Skitch

Great chance for creative note taking and visual presentations of student work.

Adam C.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Students use Skitch to create visuals to demonstrate understanding of vocabulary and also help other students grasp the concept.
My Take
Students are able to flex their creative muscles and get away from template designs like you would see in Powerpoint. It is important that students are well-versed in using creative-commons and avoiding copyright issues since Skitch's screenshot tool would allow them to capture photos they may not have permission to use. This, of course, presents an opportunity to teach copyright issues. I feel that Skitch is a great app for the classroom.