How I Use It
I love using Educreations to create flipped videos for my math lessons! Not only can I use my lessons that I've already created by making it a background, I can write on the lesson as the students watch and take notes on their lessons at home. I simply post a link to the video only school webpage and they watch! I usually put something in the video like "hey 5th graders put a smiley face on the bottom of the page so I know you watched this video!" I do wish there was a way to sign up the kids to see who watches and who doesn't. My one big tip is if you're using the app on the iPad, be sure to have a stylus! Overall, awesome app for flipped videos!
Educreations has been a great find for my in my 5th grade classroom. It is super easy to navigate and even if you're not up on the latest technology, you will be able to figure it out! It has an easy toolbar at the top of the screen where you can write, type, insert pictures from the internet or your own gallery. Also, you can post your video to the public gallery or keep it private. What's also nice is hat you can search for videos made by other educators to utilize in your own rooms! My 5th graders LOVE watching videos for homework and that frees up time in class for us to practice and do more problem solving together. They keep asking me if we can do more than one a week! I've started slow, one video a week and hope to add more to my teaching in science, too. It's a great app and students can watch even if they don't have an iPad - you can post a link for them to watch on their computers at home! Try it out and look for some of my videos on there - I'll look for some of yours!