Explain everything is a screen casting and interactive whiteboard app that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. My students can export their video to our dropbox folder to save it, to our youtube channel to share it and to the camera roll to easily upload to their kidblogs all with a touch of a button. My grade 1/2 students can easily do all of these functions independently. In my classroom, we are at the point that I let my students choose the app they want to use to show their learning. We have many great content creation apps to choose from, however my students are choosing the Explain Everything app more often than ever before. There are many options with the explain everything app that are not offered on many of the other content creation apps we have on our classroom iPads and I think that is one reason they keep coming back to this great app.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6 comments
2. During our procedural writing unit, students had to eat a gingerbread cookie, and write about how they ate it. They then had a partner take pictures of them eating the cookie and recorded themselves reading their procedural writing.
3. In science, students were asked to show their learning about the water cycle, here is an Explain Everything done by two girls in my class.
4. This fourth example is a grade one student explaining how she counted her buttons in different ways.
There are so many other ways to use this fantastic app, you can now add new or existing video, you are able to annotate video, and you can change the background and color templates, We have been playing around with these new options and it makes this app even more appealing to my students.
I would love to hear how your students are using Explain Everything in your classroom!