Teacher Review for Educreations

An awesome free product that has multiple uses for instruction, assessment, and professional development.

Mr. Scott W.
Classroom teacher
MS 137 Queens America's School of Heroes
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Educreations in three capacities. My school has given all instructional staff ipads for personal and professional use. We are a large school with Smartboards in most of the classes. If I have to push-in to cover a class, execute a lesson or model a practice I simply plug my ipad via dongle to a projector and I have an interactive whiteboard. From everything to teacher team planning to sports coaching the interactive whiteboard of Educreations allows me to have multiple pages with white or grid backgrounds to draw and text on. I can import photo images to annotate or use as a background in a presentation. Cycling through the slides as well as manipulating the drawing tools couldn't be more intuitive. Sketch out a math problem, x's and o's for soccer coaching and demonstrate an idea on a map to get the best of this free ipad app.
My Take
I like the ease of use. This is a required app for the ipad powered classroom. Students can create, annotate with their voice and save their Edureations as a video file for individual or group projects. Please click the link to see my PD on this application: http://tinyurl.com/l5ddd7q There is also an online version allowing a user to create classes, invite pupils and create an interactive lesson online for students to see and learn from.