How I Use It
I use ShowMe to allow my students to reflect about a new concept that I have instructed. For example, after I show them how to subtract a 2-digit problem with regrouping, I ask the students to then show me how to solve one. The students go off and create a screen cast on how they think about it and explain how to do it. It has been a great assessment tool to see the misconception the students have about the new concept. Many times students also realize their own misunderstandings when the students replay and listen to their own screen cast. I confer with the students and help them rerecord the accurate concept approach. It can be difficult to view all the students' screen casts so I set up the procedure to only record up to 2 min. so I have the time to listen to them.
This is a new approach to assess students and to integrate technology into the classroom. Using the ShowMe app, helps your students to reflect and show their understanding. The Blooms Taxonomy shows that there is a higher level of retaining knowledge when one teaches or creates. ShowMe allows students to teach and create. The frustration part of screen casting comes when one makes a mistake recording and then the project has to be repeated. If there are uploaded pictures, then starting over can be very time consuming. This is the part of the app I do not like. Dealing with this problem, the app has to be used for informing, unpolished projects.