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Inkflow: Think Visually!

Save trees! Save graphite! Save ink! Go paperless! Make a list, mindmap, sketch an idea. Import, scale, rotate, and add text to images. Save content into books and share your creations. All this and more is yours with a free visual notebook available for your tablet or smart phone.

Pre-K - 12th Career & Technical Education 20 Views 6 Downloads
App Overview

Getting Started:

  1. Begin by tapping the QuickStart Guide
  2. To get the most from the app, spend additional time on the detailed ten-page tutorial
  3. Adjust the settings by tapping the gear icon on the upper-right corner of the home screen
  4. Tap the plus icon to create a new book
  5. Select and tap a book
  6. Pinch to zoom in and out, reducing or magnifying the screen
  7. As you zoom the degree of magnification appears in the gray wrist guard box at the bottom of the screen
  8. For ease of writing, zoom out and use a finger or a stylus to write, and then pinch in to reduce the image
  9. Tap the pen icon and begin
  10. To erase, tap the Undo button in the tool bar
  11. Continue tapping until all unwanted work is erased
  12. Restore images by tapping the Redo button
  13. Tap the plus icon to insert text or pictures

Additional Features:

  • The forward icon lists the various ways of sharing pages
  • To see all the saved books, tap the Gallery button
  • The Lasso tool captures and permits editing and moving ink, images, and text
  • Activate the palm rest, called a wrist guard, by tapping the light gray icon on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen
  • The tool bar can be moved to other locations on the screen
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Curator Rating
  • Adherence to task

    Transforms smart phones and tablets into notebooks

  • Worth the money

    No colors available in free version; however, color, pen, and additional tool options are available with in-app purchase

  • Fun factor
  • Scaffolding of learning

    A variety of tutorials are available

  • User safety
  • Control and feedback
  • How techie do I need to be?
    Novice
Instructional Ideas
  • Primary learners can practice writing letters
  • Use as a sketchpad in art classes to practice drawing techniques
  • Ask social studies classes to create timelines and import images and documents
  • Young scientists can illustrate and label parts of organisms
  • Readers can sketch characters or settings
  • Have groups record and submit their discussion notes
  • Share student work with parents
Classroom Considerations
  • Check out Lesson Planet's EdTech Tuesday, March 25, 2014 video review to see how the application works
  • Use iTunes File Sharing frequently to copy books to a secure backup location
  • Consider using the free version before deciding if the additional features available in the paid Inkflow Plus version are worth the fee
Pros
  • Easy to use
  • When writing with a finger or stylus, the screen can be enlarged for ease of use, and then reduced to the size wanted
  • User can sign up to get low-traffic e-mail notifications about new tutorials and resources
Cons
  • Free version in black ink only
  • Other pen types, color palette, and additional tools available only with paid version