Teacher Review for Educreations

Whiteboards without the mess !

Matthew C.
Classroom teacher
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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 Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this as a "digital" whiteboard in my classroom. For example, if we are doing math, instead of calling students up to the board to do problems, I will call up Educreations on the iPad, connect the iPad via Apple TV to my screen, and have the class watch as that student works out the problem using Educreations. The app is very responsive to free drawing, so students just use their finger as the stylus. The interface is very basic, so colors, pen types, and shapes are easily accessible.
My Take
Overall, this is a very useful tool. It is very simple and easy to just pick up and use. I would like to see some type of scrolling bar on the side that will allow you to extend the screen page if more space is needed. You can do that currently, but it requires a two finger motion and is a bit cumbersome. Additionally, it would be nice to see that when text is typed, if the text box is enlarged or shrunk down, that the font size would adjust accordingly. This app is really great though, for a free app, and offers endless possibilities for both the student and teacher to interact within lessons.