Friday, May 3, 2013

Educreations: A Great Record-able Whiteboard App

Educreations is an iPad app that turns your iPad into a record-able whiteboard. This app allows for whiteboard drawing with recorded audio to help explain concepts and ideas. You (or students) can easily create a tutorial video to explain a math concept, a science term, an artistic movement, or anything you can draw and talk about. It is easy to use and a great re-teaching tool for both teachers and students. 

What can Educreations Do?
  • Help students with homework by working through example problems.
  • Record and replay your voice, writing, and drawings.
  • Add text and photos from the iPad camera, Photo Albums, Dropbox or the Web.
  • Share your lessons with teachers, students, and parents.
  • View already created Educreations content from others.
  • Embed your video lessons on your blog or website.
  • Allow students to create videos explaining concepts to be used as assessments.
  • Collect student sample work in your teacher course.

As a teacher, this is a great reteaching tool as well as a student assessment tool. Teachers can have students log into their Educreations account and create a short video of them solving a math problem.  Teachers can then see student actions on the screen and hear them talk the problem out. When teachers have students enroll in a "course" all their videos are available to the teacher to view from any computer for review or assessment. Educreations is Free and a great classroom tool. Download it from the iTunes App Store and get "Edu-"creating!

Below is a great tutorial video created by James Kapptie.