Beth Holland

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SketchToys and Creating a Culture of Innovation


I’ve been writing again. However, I can’t seem to keep up with this blog with all of the others. So, my apologies, consider this post to be a “two-for.”

SketchToy on Free Tech for Teachers

I stumbled on SketchToy while looking for Chromebook ideas. However, the beauty of this web-tool is that it actually works on any device! What makes Sketch Toy different from other tools is the ability to not only draw, but also automatically convert your drawings into step-by-step animations that can be shared with a link. Additionally, anyone who accesses your drawing can then add on to it and generate a new link to share, allowing students to quickly iterate on each others’ drawings WITHOUT needing an account! I was so excited about it that I had to send a post off to Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers. To get an idea, check out my cool fire truck.

 4 Ways to Build a Culture of Innovation

While I wrote the first post rather quickly on my own, this second one came about in record time thanks to the amazing Sabba Quidwai (@AskMsQ). We are co-hosting #1to1techat tomorrow night (Wednesday, May 27th at 9:00 pm EST) and decided to write about it first. Sabba gets the lion’s share of the credit for kicking off the idea and doing the bulk of the research. An interesting fact about this post is that we wrote it in 72 hours via Google Doc and text message. Thanks to Justin Reich, it is now published on EdTech Researcher.

Author: brholland

Researcher, Writer, and Speaker

3 thoughts on “SketchToys and Creating a Culture of Innovation

  1. SketchToy? Technology is so much fun when it enhances learning. Great drawing and review on the product. Fire dog for the win. 🙂

  2. Thanks, Kristal!
    I’ve been having much fun with SketchToy lately.

  3. Looking forward to seeing your creations. 🙂

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