Stacey, over at Two Writing Teachers, had this link in post this week (sent forth by her mom) and I just love it. It’s called Sketchcast and it allows you to draw and embed into your blog (and with the new freedom of Edublogs, you can embed it right into a post now with going through hoops and hurdles).
Here is a sample I made about a look inside my cluttered head:
I am wondering how to bring this into the classroom, as my kids don’t have their own email addresses. I might be able to use the Google Email Hack, though. Or maybe I can set up a classroom account and just let multiple kids create multiple sketches at the same time.
Peace (in sketch form),
I’ve tried sketchcast and it’s really good but definitely a Tablet PC would be a great way to go. I just could get it to draw nicely with a mouse 🙂
To get each kid their “own” email address I set up a class email account at gmail. When the kids sign up for something they use firstname.lastname@example.org All the email conformations, or lost passwords from each kid gets funneled to the class account that only I have the password for.