Sketch Cast

Sketchcast is another free tool which you can use to enhance student learning in your classroom.   Getting started with this is easy!  You will first need to create an account.  You can record a sketchcast that  only shows the image or you can also record a voice.  Once you publish the creation, you will be able to share your sketchcast with others by emailing it using the embed code to add it to your blog.

This is a tool that can be used by teachers and students alike.  Wouldn’t this be a great way to have your students explain how to solve a math problem?  How could you get your students to use this?


Fotobabble- Talking Images

Fotobabble is a web tool that I picked up during the ISTE Conference in Denver.  This tool allows you to upload an image and record a narration.  Once you create your fotobabble, you will want to share it.  You can share it by using the web link, embed code or through other web applications.

This tool can be used in a variety of ways with multiple age groups.  I could see this tool being used for book talks, current events,  reflections, and a way for students to share their understanding.

You will need to activate the Additional Tags plug-in before you can embed the HTML code.

How could you use this with your students?