Friday, March 8, 2013

Scoot & Doodle - Collaborative Drawing

Scoot & Doodle is a collaborative drawing environment that utilizes Google+ Hangouts to collaborate on drawings.  In order to use the service for collaboration users must have a Google account.  Scoot & Doodle does offer an incentive for schools that might be interested in piloting a iPad program.  The software has all the usual drawing features as well as some others not seen on other collaborative type services.  Once creations are completed users can revisit, add on, and share drawings from the digital portfolio.  See the video below of a sample of Scoot & Doodle in use.

Stitch - Create Digital Stories on iPhone

Stitch is a free app for the iPhone (with paid upgrades for more features) for the iPhone that allows users to easily create digital stories from their phone.  Users can use available templates and effects to create their story.  Images can be added by what is saved on phones locally or through a Google Search within the App.  To use the app to create a presentation does not require an Internet signal.  When users are finished creating their presentation it is converted to an MP4 file and can be shared with anyone.  To understand how Stitch works, check out the video below.