Teacher Review For Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

Crazy about Critical Thinking with Educreations

Kim S.
Technology coordinator
Brenham ISD
Brenham, TX
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
A third grade class took their iPads on a "Shapes Walk." They worked in pairs to find 10 different shapes in the school. Using Educreations, the students uploaded the images, recorded them selves explaining the name, vertices, sides and approximate dimensions of the shapes. Students would alternate pages in the final product and uploaded it to a student account for assessment purposes and class presentation.
My Take
This is by far the most used app in our school district. It is applicable to every grade level and subject. The app opens with an interactive whiteboard that allows for image upload, colored notations and voice recordings. As you move from one screen to the next, you can pause the recording. When the document is finished, it is saved on the device and uploaded to an online account. The only improvement would be an audio rerecord feature without having to start from the beginning.