Calculus made easy (sort of) with Snapguide!

What is Snapguide?

Snapguide is a free web and iOS application that allows you to create basic “how to” guides. Here is a link to the Snapguide that I easily made on separating differential equations. Separating differential equations in calculus might sound scary but with Snapguide, it’s a breeze!

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The key to Snapguide is its simplicity. After you create an account, it is easy to create Snapguides.

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Once you settle for a name of the Snapguide, the editor page comes up. From here you can start by designing a cover for your guide. Perhaps you may want to put a picture of the finished product.

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Editor Page

By adding a few pictures and slides, I created a simple guide in no time. Once you tap “Add Steps”, you have two options: Photos or Text. If you have a slide with a photo, you can add captions and a text slide only has text.

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Steps Menu

Using Notability to write down the problem and solve it, I was able to take screenshots and import them into Snapguide. A few steps later we have a complete Snapguide.

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Finished Snapguide

After you create a Snapguide, you can share the guide on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Email, and by URL. There is a plethora of featured Snapguides made by people from a wide variety of topics ranging from fitness to fashion.

Now calculus may be a boring subject but luckily most Snapguides don’t have anything to do with math. These are all the topics of featured guides on Snapguide:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Automotive
  • Beauty
  • Desserts
  • Drinks
  • Food
  • Games & Tricks
  • Gardening
  • Home
  • Lifestyle
  • Music
  • Outdoors
  • Pets
  • Photography
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Style
  • Technology

Here are some examples of featured Snapguides you may come across:

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Clearly you can see that math is not the core focus of Snapguide. With such a wide range of topics, teachers of most content areas could find inspiration from the Snapguide library of topics and present Snapguide as an option to their students for a future project. Perhaps you are a fashion teacher and want to show your students how to spice up an old shirt. Or perhaps you are a fitness teacher and want to teach your students how to take a wristshot in hockey. Maybe you are a photography teacher and want to show your students how to take better portraits. Maybe you are a student in a 1:1 iPad environment and have the challenge in dealing with a broken power button on your iPad. So what are you waiting for? Click here to learn more about Snapguide and make your own guide today!

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