Draw a Graph!

Draw a Graph! provides users with a digital piece of graph paper. After launching it, the app provides users with a brief tutorial, which can be skipped. Then, from its home screen, users can tap the “+” button to begin a new graph. From the graph paper view, the menu in the top left of the screen allows users to access tools to add lines, squiggles, shapes, and text to their graph. When users select a tool, they must drag their finger over the graph paper where they want to place the object they selected. Afterward, users can…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.9
B. Design - 8.5
C. Engagement - 6.7

7.4

An Easy-To-Use Graph Paper App

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Draw a Graph! provides users with a digital piece of graph paper. After launching it, the app provides users with a brief tutorial, which can be skipped. Then, from its home screen, users can tap the “+” button to begin a new graph. From the graph paper view, the menu in the top left of the screen allows users to access tools to add lines, squiggles, shapes, and text to their graph. When users select a tool, they must drag their finger over the graph paper where they want to place the object they selected. Afterward, users can tap the object once to access a menu that allows them to edit, duplicate, delete, or move the object. Users must tap the object that they are manipulating twice to return to the main screen. After users have completed adding objects to their graph paper, they can tap the “up arrow” in the bottom right of the screen to save their work to their camera roll or share it over social media. Or, they can save it in the app by tapping the “<” button in the top left and returning to the home screen. Users can rename any graph they created in the home screen by tapping the “edit” button.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can instruct students to outline quadrants on their graph paper and then plot specific points to it. Next, teachers can have students draw lines to connect the points. Students can then save their work to their camera roll and email it to their teacher for grading.
  2. When studying geometric shapes, teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and draw a shape using this app. Next, teachers can label the shape by adding text to their graph. As teachers demonstrate these shapes, students can take notes by duplicating the shapes and labels being projected. Students can then save their work to their camera roll for later study.
  3. Students can write an equation and solve it using the text feature in this app. Next, students can plot/graph the point, shape, or line they found when solving the equation.
A1. Rigor
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
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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  • Draw A Graph! Screenshot