Sunday, May 10, 2015

Annotative Journey :: Skitch App

Every Friday, we meet with our Reading Buddies in Journeys. The students in Journeys are four years old and will be entering kindergarten next year. This week, we helped them learn about the ipad app Skitch to practice annotating or labeling an image. 

When you annotate a photograph or drawing, it becomes a diagram. Diagrams are pictures that show information and are also called a text feature.   

Students sat together with their buddies and identified and labeled parts of an original photo. Uniform formatting and providing a title were goals. Here are some photos from the annotating session:

Here are some of the final products.

What are some tips you can share for successful annotating with Skitch?

What did you learn from the exploration? 


  1. Hello to Mrs Yollis and her clever class,

    What a great activity to do with your buddies. That iPad app sounds like a wonderful tool to use in the classroom, with our without your buddies! I will have to look in to it. I can imagine my students having a lot of fun with it while learning at the same time.

    We are a 3/4 class from Tasmania, Australia. Our school is just outside Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania. Our school is not far from the River Derwent. We are between 8 and 10 years old. Thanks for sharing your activity with us. Feel free to check out our blog at

    Happy blogging and learning!
    Mrs E and her Bayside Learners

  2. Dear Mrs.Yollis and class,

    I had a very fun time taking a picture and annotating it on Skitch. My buddy, Mia, liked to make the arrows and write the text. The streamers were easy because it was a pattern. Mia had a super fun time and I enjoyed spending time with her.




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