Teacher Review for Explain Everything

BEST Choice among the White Board App Options for Flipping/Documentation

.. jonathan r. werner ..
Media specialist/librarian
Cape Elizabeth High School
Cape Elizabeth, United States
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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
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
For our 1:1 iPad program (Grades 5-12), Explain Everything is the key Digital Whiteboard app for us. It allows students and teachers to create content and demonstrate understanding and integrate many different types of media (photos, movie, voice, pointer, text, drawing/handwriting...) For example, it is a VERY user friendly tool for flipping content as well (think Khan Academy) and for student presentations.
My Take
Out of several other similar products, my PLN and TLC have both landed on Explain Everything as the best choice as an interactive whiteboard. It has a very simple initial set up, but then countless additional features are embedded and easily accessible once you are comfortable with the interface.