A couple of days ago I reviewed Doodlecast for Kids. Doodlecast for Kids is a great app that children can use to create short, cartoon videos. This morning I the grown-up version of Doodlecast a try. Doodlecast Pro is an excellent iPad app for creating instructional videos.
At its most basic level Doodlecast Pro allows you to draw on a whiteboard and explain what you’re doing at the same time. You can adjust the size and color of the drawing tools. Doodlecast Pro records everything that you draw and say. You can pause and resume recordings at any time. If you have images on your iPad’s camera roll that you would like to include in your Doodlecast Pro video, you can import them into your project. Your Doodlecast Pro creations can have up to 100 pages in them. You can flip between pages during your recording. Doodlecast Pro also allows you to save a work in progress and come back to finish it later. When you are finished with your project you can export your video to YouTube or save it to your iPad’s camera roll.
Watch the video below for an overview of Doodlecast Pro’s features.
Doodlecast Pro could be a great iPad app for teachers to use to create instructional videos to use in a flipped classroom setting. Think of each page in a Doodlecast Pro video as a step in a process for solving an equation. Or think of the pages as sections in a short history lesson. Students could also use the app for creating instructional videos or creative short story videos.
As I write this at 8:15am EST on January 11 Doodlecast Pro is free. Normally is costs $3.99 USD. A volume purchasing discount is available.