Teacher Review For Skitch

One of the simplest yet most versatile tools out there!

Lynn S.
Dean of Student Life
The Montclair Kimberley Academy
Montclair, NJ
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My Grades 6
My Subjects Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Skitch for everything from quickly grabbing an image to making a step-by-step instructional video with voice recording for my students. My students use it to collect and annotate images, maps, and diagrams to support their research or take photo notes of diagrams we've drawn on the board in class and that are not easily replicated in a word processing document. Easy integration with Evernote keeps all of my and my students' Skitch work at our fingertips.
My Take
I can't think of a tool I love more than Skitch. It has a simple interface so students can learn to use it quickly. "Can I do this in Skitch?" is a question I hear often -- students intuitively see the many possibilities of Skitch -- often before I do. Any note can be copies to the desktop as a jpg file and used anywhere an image can go. Notes can start with an image grab or download, a pdf, a web clipping, photo taken with the laptop camera or a blank canvas. Our science teachers love it for documenting and labeling lab set ups and experimental results.