Scoot & Doodle
- multiple forms of expression
- conveying messages effectively
- making new creations
- social media
- using and applying technology
- digital creation
ProsOpen-ended forum for creating and sharing ideas with people all over the world.
ConsRequires a Google account and has potential privacy issues; learning depends entirely on what users contribute.
Bottom LineIf used effectively, it's a great tool that can ignite creativity and collaboration with people across the globe.
There are some pre-loaded thought challenges that inspire creative uses of the doodle board. Teachers can also upload their own prompts.
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Students can feel empowered by creating and sharing with peers and family. The excitement of using video chat to work on math problems or school projects with people near and far could give students motivation and inspiration.
Beyond some helpful inspirational prompts, learning depends on application. Students could use it to just casually sketch, or as a unique platform for designing the next great science experiment.
Prompts encourage creative doodling. Students can save and share work, and get inspired by what others are doing. An FAQ list, blog, forum, and demonstration videos provide help.
Scoot & Doodle offers some thought-provoking challenges that can be prompts for classroom collaborations, contests, assignments, etc. Teachers can ask students to write and design collaborative stories, solve math problems, design science experiments, and so on. For example, one challenge prompts students to design a time machine that can take them anywhere and describe/show how the machine works, and where they would go and why. For a creative writing assignment, students might write a conversation between a scuba diver and an octopus that includes the folowing words: banana, organic, sun, courage, incredible. Teachers and students can also upload their own prompts.Read More Read Less
Scoot & Doodle is a Google+ and Chrome app that allows users to draw and create in real time with up to 10 invited guests. Google+ provides the “hangout” (e.g., video chat, the friends list), and Scoot & Doodle provides the drawing board, personal portfolio space, a gallery, and some creative prompts for inspiration. There's no subject-specific content built in outside of the prompts, leaving application to teachers. At its core, Scoot & Doodle is a networked sketchpad or whiteboard: Users can vary their paintbrush size or paint color, erase, or use pre-loaded “stamps” (some available for free, some for a small fee). It's an interesting platform for creating and sharing, with the potential to be an innovative learning tool.Read More Read Less
Any potential learning depends entirely on what teachers and students use the creation tools to do. By partnering with Google+, Scoot & Doodle offers the opportunity to collaborate, share, and create together with users across the globe. Although this kind of sharing and collaborating happens naturally when face-to-face in a classroom, the digital hangout allows for a much wider audience including people of different backgrounds and experiences -- think pen pals for the 21st century. However, students will also need to be aware of who is invited to their hangouts and where and what they decide to share (doodles can go to Facebook accounts and other social media networks with a simple click of the button).Read More Read Less
See how teachers are using Scoot & Doodle
- Scoot & Doodle is a collaborative and innovative design experience.Jamie G.
Crestview Elementary School
Kansas City, MO5March 1, 2014
- Engaging interactive brainstorming tool that appeals to creative and visual learners.Melissa K.
Benton Heights Elementary School
Monroe, NC4February 17, 2014
- Really fun, but it's not that different from what else is out there.2February 16, 2014
- Terrific interactive way to have students demonstrate understanding of concepts.Mary H.
Veronica E Connor Middle School
Grand Island, NY5February 13, 2014