Videoscribe – A Fast Drawing Presentation Creator for iPads

Videoscribe is an IOS app that lets you or your students create presentations that look as though they are being hand-drawn right in front of you. You’ve probably seen this style of animation recently, (like this from Sir Ken Robinson) they’ve become quite popular.

Here’s a quick demonstration of the kind of video it produces:

I saw this app being used last night by Penny Patterson at TeachMeet Essex, and I loved the effect. It makes an interesting change to Powerpoint or Prezi.

It’s pretty simple to use – just click on the page and add text and clip art. Choose from different fonts and colours. You can even record your own voice, or choose a background track from a bank of royalty-free music.


When you publish, the app creates a high-quality animation for you. I found this step took a while (the video below took 12 minutes to process on an iPad3) – so don’t do this if you’re in a rush. Finished videos can be saved to your photo roll, Dropbox or uploaded direct to YouTube.

As an alternative platform for a presentation, it’s pretty cool. Would make a change from PowerPoint, although there’s always a danger of overkill :) If you’re looking for a new way to present your lesson objectives, or to provide a summary of the main points of your lesson, then give VideoScribe a go!

The app is not free, but is only ¬£2.99, which isn’t too extortionate. Get it on iTunes here. There’s also a website version, but that involves an account and subscription. If you find you make a lot of these, it may well be worth it. Take a look here :

Let me know what you think in the comments below.


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Author: Danny Nicholson

Danny is an author, Science teacher, ICT Consultant, PGCE lecturer and computing / interactive whiteboard trainer. He has delivered training courses across the UK, in Europe, and in Canada. Please get in touch with your training requests.

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