Educreations Interactive Whiteboard
Basic version is free but only supports one project and 50 MB of storage. For $11.99 ($8.25/month if billed annually), teachers get unlimited drafts and 5 GB of storage as well as other features. School subscriptions support 10+ teachers and costs $1495/year.
Teachers can invite students to lessons created on Educreations Interactive Whiteboard with a link they share via the app, or with a code. Students need to register for Educreations accounts via the website or the iPad app. Teachers will need to register their school if it is not in the developer's database, but the process is easy.
- conveying messages effectively
- multiple forms of expression
- combining knowledge
- making new creations
- digital creation
- part-whole relationships
ProsYou get just enough options to make creating presentations fun and effective.
ConsThis is a "one-take" creation app: you can save a draft presentation, but be ready to get your narration right on the first try.
Bottom LineAn easy, functional way to create presentations on the fly.
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Both the lesson-creation and social-sharing experiences are engaging and fun. The clean design minimizes distraction and allows greater creativity and freedom.
Users must organize information before they start and experiment with ways to create and share lessons and presentations, making this a great exercise in planning ahead. For help (or fun), you can watch lessons posted by others.
A simple help/FAQ list is available, but the app is very intuitive and many users may not need it.
With Educreations Interactive Whiteboard, it's easy for students and teachers to create a multi-page 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.
Previously, Educreations was a one-shot tool; by design, users couldn't save a draft in progress and the tool focused on on-the-fly creation. Later updates have added the draft feature; free users can save one draft presentation at a time and paid users can have unlimited drafts in progress. Subscription packages offer more storage, sharing, and download options; check the developer's website for the range of options to figure out which one best fits your needs.Read More Read Less
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.
That being said, using Educreations means you and your students have to be organized. It's great that you can save a draft now (a big feature that's available in some other apps like this), but the audio recording feature is still one long take: if you misspeak and want to correct your mistake, you have to restart your recording from the beginning. This might frustrate some users, but as long as users have gathered the information they want to include before they start, creating a cool presentation can take only minutes.Read More Read Less
Undoubtedly, Educreations is an excellent tool for creating and sharing multimedia lessons for you and your students. Teachers can invite students to lessons 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 the app's 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.Read More Read Less
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- Using Educreations Students get to be the Teachers1Jeff B.
Norwalk, CA5January 7, 2015
- I love using this app to really see what my students are thinking!15November 6, 2013
- Great tool to help parents see how kids learn, and what questions to ask.15October 30, 2013