My go-to app in a classroom that had limited device use.

Submitted 8 years ago
My Rating

My Take

This tool was extremely engaging and versatile to use in my classroom. We used it daily, which can't be said about most apps in the classroom. I wish it had more creative tools, or the smoothness/prettiness of the Paper by 53 app, but as a whiteboard app, this was my favorite for student use.

How I Use It

I would use this app each day for students to record their vocabulary word wall presentations. It was our starter for the day and I only had 10 iPads in my class, so we were still creating our word walls on paper. I would have a student take an iPad and go around the room and take a picture of a word wall from each group in Educreations. Students would then take turns presenting the word wall for their group (I had four students per group, and we presented M-Th, so everyone had a turn). While they were presenting, they would record the presentation and then I would have a student responsible for posting that video on our Edmodo page in a folder. This helped those students who were absent so they could see the presentations they missed. Also, students would use the videos to study for their vocabulary quizzes on Friday.

I also used the app often to have students take a picture of text and annotate the text using the app. I would put this in a small group rotation with a big screen TV I checked out of the library hooked up to one of my iPads. They would choose the passage and co-annotate the passage together. This was usually their favorite station and I loved it because of the collaborative language analysis that would happen at that station. They would screenshot their annotated text and post it on Edmodo so I could see their work if I was at my teacher-directed station.

Here is a link to an example of how I used Educreations: