Teacher Review for ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

Useful tool for recording lectures, but needs updating

Alyssa C.
Classroom teacher
San Gabriel Academy
San Gabriel, CA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
ShowMe is useful to draw, write, and record lectures. I liked that I was able to enter in pictures or powerpoint slides to write on. Neither I, nor my students, are a fan of lectures consisting of reading off of a powerpoint. With ShowMe, I can fill in notes with students, while lectured over important concepts. This helps me pace myself with the students to ensure i do not lecture too quickly. Once recordings are saved on the app, they may be uploaded to the ShowMe website where students may access the lectures at any time.
My Take
Overall, I believe this a good app to use. I have tried a few others that did not have as many features. One thing I would like is the ability to edit photos within the app. I have to crop and edit my photos before adding them to ShowMe. Another thing I've noticed is when I zoom into the photos on the app, the photos overlap to the next screen, which cuts writing space from the next screen. I would also be nice to edit the video once its been recorded, for instance if I need to mute the voice at a certain portion, rather than record the entire lecture again.