QAIS EASY TECH 101 CONFERENCE: WHAT I LEARNED #2

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 9.23.12 AMAnother app that was presented to me by the young gentlemen from Selwyn House was an app called Skitch.

Price: free

Level: Easy!

Skitch is a simple mark up app, but sometimes simple is the best. Want your kids to mark up a map of Europe to show who was who in WWII?Want them to identify certain elements of an image for art?  This is your app.

Skitch gives you several options:

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I chose a photo from my camera roll and used the arrow option and text option to mark it up:

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Some other options include blurring, highlighting, shapes.

But you can also mark up a google map:

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The possibilities are endless for this one- for events, you can show people where they should park and where to enter. Or for classes- mark up country maps, make trajectories, highlight historic monuments in the city!

Simply access the map you want through the google map search engine and then snap the shot you want.

The same goes with marking up a web page – search the page you want, snap it and then highlight away!

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For all of these options you can either mail the finished product or save to photos, where you can open it in other apps if you so desire.

You can also annotate PDFs apparently, but when I tried it wouldn’t let me annotate. i could get the PDF into Skitch but it would not show me any annotation options. But this might be a temporary glitch, as each time I opened the pDF in Skitch, I would get a message saying that I could not connect to the iTunes store. Not sure what that has to do with anything, but it makes me think something was not right.

Besides the PDF snafoo though, Skitch is a really easy, quick way to mark up images or text.

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