Teacher Review For Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

Educreations creates screencasts combining visuals, writing, and audio

Lisa B.
Classroom teacher
Hershey Middle School
Hershey, PA
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Educreations to create flipped lessons for my students. The finished videos are easily embedded in our course management system. The students can watch and re-watch the lessons until they understand the concept. In class, the students use Educreations as traditional whiteboard markers. They write their answers on the screen and hold it up. They love the simplicity of the activity. There are also times when I have the students create their own version of the flipped lessons. They work in small groups to record their own video with an explanation of our current topic.
My Take
Educreations is a free app for iPads that allows people to create screencasts. The screencasts can include images, written text or diagrams, with audio to explain each part. A great feature is being able to have multiple pages, so you can set up multiple pages ahead of recording. A disadvantage is not being able to re-record without losing the image and diagrams. Teachers can set up classes. You can set screencasts for specific classes. There is also a class code that can be given to students that allows them to create a student account without needing an email address.