Wednesday, April 27, 2011


When I first saw Sketchfu, I thought it wasn't anything great. Then I browsed the gallery and quickly figured out what makes this special. You can watch the drawing take place before your eyes in fast forward. This would be a cool project for any art class. Even if you don't plan to use this, check out the gallery.

What is it?
You start with a blank slate and begin to draw something. The program records what you draw and at the end you can watch your creation take shape. Sketchfu's (if that is what they are called) can be embedded into a website or emailed as a link.

Educational UsesStudents can create presentations in sketchfu. They will have to draw everything, but it is well worth it to see the creativity they use. I had one student last week create one on the life of a Knight during the Middle Ages. This student was a junior in high school and LOVED doing it, and better yet, he loved sharing what he had done. All the other students enjoyed watching what he had done, and it reinforced what I had taught them earlier.

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