Teacher Review For Explain Everything

Amazing for making tutorials or getting into student thought

Tim C.
Technology coordinator
The York School
Toronto, ON
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it to create tutorials for my kids on how to do both technical and non-technical stuff, i.e. how to use an app, how to set up an assignment digitally or on paper, to capture student's use of a tool or process for assessment/feedback by me or other students, to capture a presentation with of anything with visuals and audio that can be later viewed. This works great with kids who do not have great writing skills or are uncomfortable in front of a large audience. It is best to keep things to a 5-10 minute max given tech needs/space/processing time of large projects.
My Take
There are several reasons that you want to capture process - modelling to set up an assignment, how to use a tool, how a student understands a tool or process. After creating this capture you might want to distribute it as scaffolding, give feedback to a student on the process or have students give feedback each others process. This tool is great because it allows the capture to be done easily, with lots of markup and media tools and has many ways to distribute the final product. Making the final video can take some time and there is a separate product to speed this up using a computer if you have a lot to do.