Teacher Review for Educreations

Excellent screencasting tool to provide visual representations of concepts!

Lindsey B.
Technology coordinator
Campbell Middle School
Campbell, United States
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My Subjects Math
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
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Educreations for both math and science. Students create screencasts explain concepts we are learning to others. For example, in math the write and solve equations representing real-world scenarios. Using Educreations, the students are able to take a picture (or insert an image from the internet) and then write their equations that represent the scenario with the picture in the background. They can record their voice discussing how they created and solved the equation.
My Take
Overall Educreations is one of the best screen casting tools around, mainly because it contains all of the essential elements of a good screen casting tool and it is easy to use.. Some of the limitations include export options (web-based storage instead of exporting to the camera roll) and students seem to struggle when trying to fix mistakes (this process is not very instinctual with the app).