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App review: Scrawlar

Hey everyone,

I wanted to share my thoughts on app I found out about via twitter. It is called Scrawlar. Scrawlar brings together a collaborative doc, drawing, and backchat into one easy to use app that you can use on your tablet, phone, or laptop.

What is Scrawler?

  • Scrawlar is a web 2.0 tool that combines an interactive whiteboard, collaborative document, and chat feature into one user friendly classroom tool. 

How to set up Scrawlar:
Once you are logged in you will be directed to a work space where you can create a collaborative document, a sketch, and back chat (class feed). You can create new docs to share with students or check what has been shared with you.

Manage students in Scrawlar
  • To create student accounts for your class select manage students
  • Complete the information required for each student
  • When an account is created a password will be identified for each student
  • Students can login to Scrawler and find docs that have created and that have been shared with them
Sharing docs or sketches in Scrawlar
  • Create a document you would like to share
  • When document is complete click the share button (on your workspace, it is a green button on the right hand side)
  • Select which users you would like to share your document with 
  • Can select if the user can view or edit the doc
  • Click update
Shared docs
  • To view docs or sketches that have been shared with you select Shared with me
  • You will find all docs or sketches shared with you here 
  • You will also see the permissions a user has set for you (view, edit) 
Class feed
  • The class feed feature is like a back chat
  • Users can type whats on their mind here
  • Responses will be displayed (most recent first)

How to use Scrawlar in your classroom:
  • Collaboration between students
  • Write and revise drafts of work 
  • Group work 
  • Use as alternative to Google docs
  • Annotation on a drawing between several students  
  • Back chat