Teacher Review for Educreations

Wonderful way for students to share their thinking with their own voice.

Rissa W.
Classroom teacher
RE Baker Elementary (Bentonville, AR)
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My Grades 4
My Subjects Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use Educreations as "final draft" of sorts for mathematical problem solving. I give my students time to solve their problem using pencil and paper first and then they take their work to the board and explain what they did when they were solving the problem. I have post their videos to their blog for their peers to view and critique. They love it! I have also used Educreations to show parents how students are solving problems in class. This has been very helpful to families at home especially if a student has forgotten their notes.
My Take
Educreations is a wonderful tool that allows student to draw, write, add pictures and then narrate their work. It's works much better as an iPad app than on the website. The mouse function on the website can be difficult to work with if. If you make a mistake there is no editing, which can be frustrating to students. It also needs to be very quiet when recording. I love getting to hear my students explain what they did and why they did it when solving a problem. It is a great way to record problem solving or notes for when students are absent.