Activity 4: Screenshots and Annotations

Intent:

Skitch:  Skitch gives you all the tools you need to visually communicate ideas, share feedback and collaborate with friends and co-workers. Use an existing image or capture a new one, then add shapes, write on it, draw on it, annotate it any way you like, and save it to your Evernote account so that it is available everywhere Evernote is.

Getting started is easy!

Microsoft Snipping tool:  You can use Snipping  Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. Simply use a mouse or tablet pen to capture any of the following types of snips:

  • Free-form Snip.  Draw an irregular line, such as a circle or a triangle, around an object.
  • Rectangular Snip.  Draw a precise line by dragging the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.
  • Window Snip.  Select a window, such as a browser window or dialog box, that you want to capture.
  • Full-screen Snip.  Capture the entire screen when you select this type of snip.

After you capture a snip, it’s automatically copied to the mark-up window, where you can annotate, save, or share the snip.

Animated illustration showing Snipping Tool capturing a free-form snip
Note

Note

When Snipping Tool is open, a white overlay appears on your screen until you capture a snip. To turn off the overlay, open Snipping Tool, and then click  Options. In the Snipping Tool Options  dialog box, clear the Show screen overlay when Snipping Tool is active check box, and then click OK.

To capture a snip

  1. Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Snipping Tool.
  2. Click the arrow next to the New button, select a snip type from the menu, and then use your mouse or tablet pen to capture a snip.

To capture a snip of a menu

Unit 2, Activity 1 – the Snipping tool from Digital Voices on Vimeo.

If you want to capture a snip of a menu, such as the Start menu, follow these steps:

  1. Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Snipping Tool.
  2. After you open Snipping Tool, press ESC, and then open the menu that you want to capture.
  3. Press CTRL+PRINT SCREEN.
  4. Click the arrow next to the New button, select a snip type from the menu, and then use your mouse or tablet pen to capture the menu.

To annotate a snip

  • Use a mouse or tablet pen to write on or around the snip.

To save a snip

  1. Click the Save Snip button.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, enter a name for the snip, choose a location to save the snip in, and then click Save.

To share a snip

  • Click the arrow on the Send Snip button, and then select an option from the menu.

Task:

Create 4 screenshots using Skitch (2) and Snipping Tool (2),

Save each one as:  firstnamelastname_activity4_ss1.png, firstnamelastname_activity4_ss2.png, firstnamelastname_activity4_ss1.png and firstnamelastname_activity4_ss1.png in your Big ? Folder

Each screen shot must have a Title, and four instructional annotations,

Create an Activity 4 sub-page on your website under the “Big ? Unit” parent page

annot

Upload all four images and describe the unit in caption.

annot 2

Now Publish the page

 

Assessment:

Student generated Rubric:

Critera Level 1(0-3) Level 2(4-5) Level 3(6-7) Level 4(8-10)