Snapguide-Alternative “How-To” Essay

Snapguide is a site (http://snapguide.com/) and app (FREE, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snapguide/id421477397?mt=8&quot%3B%2520target=&ign-mpt=uo%3D4) to explore and find great “how-to” tutorials. Tutorials range from cooking and crafts to gardening and pets. One can subscribe and follow favorite users or even stores to see new guides posted or “like” certain guides to be able to access them whenever. The app and site interact so if you follow on the app, you can see the same guides by logging in online.

The app also allows users to create their own guides. In an educational setting, this would be a great alternative to a standard procedural essay.  One can snap pictures or take video of the student actually doing what they are teaching others to do. I know I have seen this done with a straight video camera (I remember my son making lasagna and editing the film!) but wouldn’t this be an authentic way for them to have an audience larger than their class.

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