How I Use It
As an upper elementary math teacher I asked students to create videos to show step by step how they solved a math problem, by showing their math work and modeling the problem, while giving the explanation of how to solve it as they work through each step. I also used this to prerecord steps on solving a math problem, for students to go into their own account so they could watch the video I created as many times as they needed to review how to solve a problem. Another thing that allowed students voice and choice was to create their own multi step problems in a real world scenario in our school that would walk viewers through the steps on how to think through the problem and the various math involved in solving it.
It took about 1 class period to have students login to set up each student account tied to my class and begin getting familiar with it. After students were familiar with it, they were ready and wanted to work collaboratively on videos to help other students that needed step by step directions on solving math problems. The students that needed help really liked that they could go to our class library to view student created videos on the math they were working on. I liked that the advanced students were taking initiative to get creative on solving math problems in as many ways as possible to share with others and that lower students didn't just stay stuck with math problems or come straight to the teacher for help. They went to the class library that we created for student created tutorials. It really got all students, whatever their math or technology abilities might be, motivated to use it for their own learning needs. The only critique I had was when I had a problem with a student's login credentials, it took the company about 1 week to get back with me on it. I thought it might be a little quicker than that, the student had to wait around not being able to use it while all of the other students were excited about using it in class and at home.