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Motivates students to teach one another!

Cheryl S.
Classroom teacher
Spring Mills Middle School
Martinsburg, WV
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My Grades 7
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My students used this app to review or reteach a topic about which they learned earlier in the semester. Using the pointer to specify part of an image they were discussing, underlining words for emphasis, and filling in graphic organizers were their favorite tools. Many felt awkward about recording and hearing their own voices (middle school - go figure).
My Take
I plan on having students use this app to design their cultural heritage presentation this year instead of using Powerpoint and Prezi. It helps presentations come to life and makes the design process more fun for the students. The sequential slide feature seems to be easier for students to operate than the continuous feed in the ShowMe app.