How I Use It
Explain Everything allows the teacher to create video lessons for students to watch at their own pace. I used it to create lessons for my students by importing slides and writing on them. I also uploaded PDF documents of class activities and practice problems and showed how to work them out. Then I uploaded these videos for students to use to check their work without having to go over everything in class together. This allows me to maximize my time with my students. I can spend more time helping my students learn to think critically and become problem solvers. This has improved my students' understanding to the concepts they learn in my class. Students also use it to explain a problem to show deeper understanding. This allows me to better understand their thought processes. It also keeps them engaged and excited about learning. The only thing I don't really like is that it won't import the equations on my slides. That's not very helpful to a math teacher. :(
Explain Everything is a great teaching tool for the flipped classroom. I really liked how easy it is to use. It is easy for the students to use to make their own videos as well. This tool is great for teachers to be able to show a quick example or produce an entire lessons for students to view. I like that it allows the user to upload documents or slides on which they can write. I did not like that it wasn't compatible with the equation program I use in my slides. If you don't need to have equations typed into the lesson, it is a great tool!