Teacher Review For ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

A free way to explain everything!

Greg M.
Technology coordinator
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My Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
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 Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Want to flip your classroom? Here is the tool for you! ShowMe is an app that works just like your SMARTboard, allowing the user the ability to write, record audio, import pictures and share the final product. I've used it with my students when they are explaining a certain science concept, they use pictures and labels to help explain the concept to others. A great way to get diverse thinking on a particular concept. With the ability to share, students can than see many different examples of these concepts, thus giving them a better chance of understanding. ShowMe also gives teachers a community to share their work and gain ideas from other's work.
My Take
This app just keeps getting better, and it's FREE! Although I will usually choose Explain Everything over this app, simply because of Explain Everything's ability to export as a video file, I would highly recommend this app to any teacher. The best part of the app is the library of already created content that you and your students can use. There are thousands of lessons covering the whole scope of the educational curriculum! There are not many downsides to the app other than you can only upload to the ShowMe site when your project is complete. All the other downsides have been fixed with each awesome update!