Teacher Review for Explain Everything Classic

This is an excellent way to demonstrate concepts for students.

Hattie M.
Classroom teacher
Novi High School
Novi, MI
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this product to demonstrate annotating complex texts for my AP English Language students. I recorded video of myself reading and annotating a text and then shared the video with them to watch as a guided homework lesson. The students loved that they were able to see how I actually took notes as I read and they appreciated that they could stop and go back if they needed to listen to a particular section again.
My Take
This is an excellent teaching tool because it was so fast and user friendly. I uploaded a pdf of the document I intended to annotate and recorded the presentation in less than ten minutes. For my purposes, I'd like to have the ability to write smaller text more quickly right on the document and this does not really allow for that; however, the highlighting and underlining tools are very easy to use.