A. Instruction - 7.4
B. Design - 7.7
C. Engagement - 8.7
Drawing Desk: An App for Art & Photo Design
Summary : A Multipurpose Drawing App w/ Photo Editing Features!
Drawing Desk is an enhanced sketchpad that allows users to doodle their own creation or import their own images and then doodle on them! After launching the app, users are presented with four different options, and the Photo Desk, Doodle Desk, and Sketch Desk options all share common functionalities. For example, all these options allow users to import pictures from their camera roll or file sharing apps, such as Splice, Puppet, or PosterLabs. Once users choose a picture, users must tap the blue “Check” box on the bottom right of the screen so the app will import it. Once imported, users are able to modify the image using the different tools that includes the ability to write on it, add stickers to it, crop it, insert frames around it, and more! Once users are pleased with their edits, they can tap the “Save” icon and, depending on which option they chose from the home screen, they can save it directly to their camera roll or share it over social media, messages, or print it out.
Please Note: The “Kids Desk” option has limited functionalities. Users are encouraged to select a different option. Also, depending on the options users wish to have available to them, they may need to make an in-app purchase.
- After reading a text, teachers can require students to sketch a drawing or import and customize an image that represents a key moment, character/figure, or event from the text using this app. Students can then email their teacher their completed work. In the body of the email, students can explain why they chose the image and how it represents the element of the text they selected.
- When studying current events, teachers can have students use this app to create a political cartoon. After creating it, teachers can have students post the cartoon to a class website. In response, classmates can then view the cartoon and write a response explaining what they thought it represented and how it did so.
- When preparing a video in another app – such as Splice, VidLab, or ShadowPuppet – they can fashion the images in this app before importing them into the other app.
- At the beginning of the year, students can create an image that represents themselves and post it to a class website. Under the image, students can write a short biography about themselves to share with their classmates.
- When teaching a vocabulary word, students can draw an image of it using this app.
|A2. 21st Century Skills
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning
|A4. Value of Errors
|A5. Feedback to Teacher
|A6. Level of Material
|A7. Cooperative Learning
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
|B1. Ability to Save Progress
|B2. Platform Integration
|B3. Screen Design
|B4. Ease of Use
|B6. Goal Orientation
|B7. Information Presentation
|B8. Media Integration
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity
|C1. Learner Control