Showing posts with label sketchpad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sketchpad. Show all posts

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Odosketch - A Simple Online Sketchpad

Odosketch is a free online sketchpad that I learned about from Danny Nicholson's The Whiteboard Blog. Odosketch, like many similar sites, provides a blank canvas on which you can create drawings from scratch. You can save your work to a free Odosketch account, share it online, or download it. Odosketch's niche appears to be creating drawings with "charcoal pencil" effects. Odosketch is well suited to use on touch screen computers and interactive whiteboards.

Applications for Education
Whenever I talk to teachers about multimedia projects for their classrooms I encourage teachers to, whenever practical, have their students create their own images rather than re-using other people's work. Having students create their own images for multimedia projects removes any possibility that they are misusing someone else's work. If creating their images isn't practical for the project you have planned, here are nine places students can find Creative Commons and Public Domain images.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sketchpad - A Fun, Free, Drawing Tablet

Sketchpad is a free, feature-rich, online drawing tablet that I recently came across in my stumbling around the Internet. Sketchpad offers users the ability to quickly create drawings. Sketchpad doesn't require you to create an account in order to create and save your drawings. All of the drawing tools that you would expect to find like brushes, pencils, and a large range of colors are offered by Sketchpad. Additionally, Sketchpad offers some unique tools for creating patterns, swatches, and blends of colors.

Applications for Education
Sketchpad could be a good little tool for students to use to create drawings for digital storyboards. It might also be a nice way for students to experiment with shading and mixing of colors.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Five Online Drawing Tools
7 Resources for Creating Cartoons & Comics