Doodlecast Pro is a simple, effective, and fun-to-use screen-drawing tool and voice recorder that has multiple uses in a classroom setting. There are a few teachers in my building that utilize iPads for instruction (sadly we are not yet a 1:1 school), and I’ve already passed along the suggestion to them when I saw that it is currently on sale. I work as an administrator at the high school level, and the applications for this app in my setting are wide-ranging. For anyone that wants to “flip” a lesson, or even provide an online version of a review for an assessment, this app would work nicely.
Within a very short time after downloading, I had connected my both my YouTube and Dropbox accounts, and I was ready to begin recording. There are multiple pen sizes, colors and opacity settings that can be changed on the fly during recording, or you can pause to change settings. There are several background options to choose from, including graphing & lined paper options for note taking or showing graphing examples for math. During my test, I preferred the dark background, utilizing bright pen colors a’la the Khan Academy videos.
The interface is clean and easy to navigate. In their recent update, they’ve included what they call a “flub” feature, which allows you to rewind up to 18.5 seconds of your recording to fix any mistakes or… flubs. Aptly named, and a great addition to the app.