Doodle Buddy - Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch - It's Addictive!

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Stimulate your class’s creative side with a doodle app that lets them paint, draw, and stamp to create fun works of art. Art is a great way to stimulate problem-solving skills and creative thinking, which are both key to attaining higher-order processing competency. There are many different ways to create with this tool and the best part is, a simple shake of the device will remove any unwanted creations (no wasted paper).

2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 1 Download
App Overview

This drawing tool provides multiple options for creative individuals to create art. The tool bar is used to access each option which include backgrounds, stamps (that make sound), text, color, and drawing.

Tools:

  • Background select
  • Text option
  • Stencils
  • Stamps (with or without sound)
  • Color selection
  • Drawing tool selection

Choices:

  • Choose from 31 different backgrounds
  • Upload original photos to use as backgrounds
  • Type in one of three font options
  • Choose from six stencil options
  • Choose multiple stamps, there are 87 of them
  • Tap the image of chalk to access the color palette and the four drawing utensil choices

How to Use:

  • Choose a background or leave the canvas white
  • Type text or use stencils to create blocky designs
  • Use stamps to accent your creations in a fun way
  • Draw, smudge, or paint to add your own personal touch
  • Tap the trash can or shake the device to remove unwanted art
  • Tap the wrench to access more apps, e-mail your picture, or to access the company’s Q&A section

 

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Instructional Ideas

  • This tool would be a good rainy day or free-time activity choice as long as it was monitored. Set it up as a station and fill a wall pocket with several art challenges. I would suggest printing the challenge on the back of the card and printing an example from fine art on the front of each card. Have learners use the challenge cards and the app to create digital art that exemplifies an element of art, such as line, color, or shape. These can be e-mailed to the teacher and assessed.
  • Have learners use the tool to create clever covers for their end-of-the-year portfolios. Have them choose a background and then type or draw their name, grade, year, and a sentence that describes their feelings about school. These can be e-mailed and then printed and pasted onto their portfolios.
Classroom Considerations

The ads on the app will take the learner off of the tool and deep into the Internet. If the ads are not removed for the .99 cent fee, then close monitoring is suggested. Also, this tool has the potential of being misused, having clear, concise rules or learning objectives might be necessary to keep learners focused.

Pros

  • Multiple stamp options are included
  • The device is versatile and could be used in many different ways
  • Images can be printed or e-mailed

 

Cons

  • Ads are running along the top of the screen periodically, as well as at the bottom of each option pop-up box
  • Arrows which a child may think opens more options actually opens ad-related web pages
  • A fee of .99 cents is required to turn off ads