Teacher Review For Skitch

Skitch is a fun, easy to use way to annotate images, graphics, and more for students of all ages.

Brad M.
Technology coordinator
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Melbourne, FL
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, Health & Wellness
Digitial Citizenship and EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 5
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
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
How I Use It
Skitch is on all of our class sets of iPads. Early elementary students use it for tasks like circling the school on a map or identifying similar/different features of an image. Older students use it, combined with apps like iMovie, for labeling or highlighting photos and creating tutorials around the classrooms. I used it to make a tutorial on how to operate some of our audio/visual equipment (push this power button, change this setting, etc). It integrates nicely with the photo gallery on an ipad. It does requite some set up time for use with early elementary students. Pictures will need to loaded in advance and they may need help with saving.
My Take
Skitch is an essential app on our iPads. Its singular focus makes it a quick, easy to use choice for annotation. Other apps do more but Skitch's simple approach makes it easy for users of all levels at our elementary school. If you are looking for more then Explain Everything or another app may be the better choice, but they may also have a higher learning curve.