Tips2012:iPad App Guide #34: Doodlecast for Kids

DoodleCast for Kids is an iPhone/iPad drawing app specifically designed for preschool children aged 3-6. The app provides visual (pictures and word bubbles), and audio prompts to support their drawings, and also allows them to create drawings from scratch.

Children can use the different coloured markers to draw, and their voice is automatically recorded once they touch the screen. Their narrated drawings are recorded as videos (up to 3 minutes long) within the app, and these can be easily exported to the iPad camera roll by tapping “Save”.

For: Preschool, and Early Childhood

Cost: $1.99 AUD (Download Link)

Requires WiFi?: No.

Educational Applications

  • Drawing / art
  • Storytelling
  • Encourage imagination and creativity

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6 thoughts on “Tips2012:iPad App Guide #34: Doodlecast for Kids

  1. Hi Dr. Jenny,

    This looks like a cool app. I would also like to recommend “ShowMe” that I use quite often as I see you have also recommended.

    Here is a sample of what I’ve done with ShowMe and Skitch together.

    And I just did a presentation on iPad apps at TESOL and CELEA conventions in Philadelphia, PA. Here is the link for that if you are interested.

    Have a great day!

    • Thanks Phil
      Great to get your recommendation of Show me
      I love Show me so easy to use. I would love to hear how you ate using it. Pls send me a short description and we can feature it on the blog.

  2. Here is the quick run-down of my post that’s in the link…With ShowMe, teachers can…

    1) Create an online lesson for an in-class topic. Record the main ideas of your lesson and give students a link or post your creation to an online social media site.

    2) Have students create a narrated visual presentation on a topic using your/their iPad and show it in class as opposed to a “stand in front of the class” type presentation.

    3) Create a Vocab Map using Skitch/DoodleBuddy and ShowMe together. Pick a picture that is related to a topic you are teaching and annotate it with Skitch showing the vocabulary for the picture. Then, upload the photo and use it on ShowMe to narrate and pronounce the vocab.

    4) Download the presentation and upload it to YouTube so students have instant access to your ShowMes!

    These are just a few uses for ShowMe. I use it all the time, and I’m sure that you will too once you get used to it.

    • Dear Phil
      Sorry about the delayed reply I would love to feature your post on show me as an i-story
      Using iPads in ESL teaching. Would you like to send me some more text about your work in ESL or can I cut and paste the comment you sent?
      Email me your response j.lane@

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