With Educreations Interactive Whiteboard, it's easy for students and teachers to create a multipage presentation or lesson that can easily be shared with other students, teachers, or parents. You begin creating a whiteboard-style slide by adding images from the choices in the drop-down menu, or by writing (choose a color and finger-write or type using the on-screen keypad). You can move around to resize images and text, as well as draw directly on the images, and there's no limit to the number of slides in a presentation. There's also an option to record audio over the slides. Users can save, categorize by subject, and share their presentations. Saving is not automatic and cannot be performed mid-creation; everything must be saved at the end.
The best part of this app is that it's easy to use while still providing enough options from which to source and use content, add audio, and display images to create highly engaging, descriptive lessons and presentations. Your lessons, and your students' presentations, will be much more engaging with prerecorded audio, images, photos, and fun colors that help highlight points.
You and your students must be organized, though: You can't save your incomplete presentation and come back later to edit. (At the time of this review, information on the developer's website indicated that this was done intentionally to keep things simple -- a "one-shot" lesson creator -- but that they're planning to add more saving options in the future.) However, as long as users have gathered the information they want to include before they start, creating a cool presentation can take only minutes.
Undoubtedly, Educreations is an excellent tool for creating and sharing multimedia lessons, for you and your students. Teachers can invite students to lessons created on Educreations Interactive Whiteboard with a link they send to students via the app or with a code; email lessons; embed them within a blog or website; or share via Facebook, Twitter, or on the Educreations website. You can also view and use the lessons created by other teachers on subjects ranging from history and science to art and ethics that they've chosen to make public.
For students, you can demonstrate Educreations' functionality and then instruct tech-savvy students to use it for class presentations. You'll first want to go over the guidelines for privacy and fair use, since sharing can be public or private and users can pull content from many sources.