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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Create Instructional Videos on Your Chromebook With Clarisketch

Clarisketch is a free app that I initially wrote about back in July when it was only available as an Android app. Thanks to Jen Deyenberg, this morning I learned that it is now available as a Chrome app too.

Clarisketch allows you to add your voice and drawings to pictures or to a blank canvas. While you are talking about your picture you can draw on it to highlight sections of it. Completed projects are shared as links to the video file hosted on Clarisketch. You can share the link to your Clarisketch video and have it play on nearly any device that has a web browser. See my sample here.

Applications for Education
If you're looking for a tool to use to create flipped video lessons on your Chromebook, Clarisketch could be the tool for you.

Students could use Clarisketch to create short stories about their pictures. You could also have students use Clarisketch to explain things like how to solve a math problem or the significance of a place featured on a map.