I’ve been playing around with a new iPad app for a few days and just have to tell you about it. It’s one of the most fun tools for teaching digitally that I’ve come across. Watch the video above to see a little of what it can do.
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As you can see from the video, it’s called Doodlecast Pro. It makes it really simple to record your voice along with doodles, annotations, and any pictures from your camera roll. It comes with tons of preset backgrounds like lined paper, grid paper, music staves, sports fields, or even storyboards. And it makes sharing your recorded videos really easy.
Perhaps the best thing about the app is its price. At just $$3.99 it’s significantly cheaper than Apple’s Keynote and much more natural to use, in my opinion.
Paired with an iPad Digital AV Adapter or with Airplay to a Mac or Apple TV, I think this app has the potential to change the way teachers or speakers share with their audiences. I’d love to see some innovative presentations using Doodlecast Pro in the future, perhaps a little like this one.
I also look forward to seeing what additional capabilities they add to the app in later versions.
Incidentally, I’ve also been using the Cosmonaut iPad stylus for a while now and it works really well with Doodlecast Pro. I like that it feels more like a whiteboard marker than a pen, which is better for the type of writing and drawing that I do on the iPad.