Educreations Interactive Whiteboard
- conveying messages effectively
- multiple forms of expression
- combining knowledge
- making new creations
- digital creation
- part-whole relationships
Key Standards Supported
Speaking & Listening
|SL.6: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.6.5||Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.|
|SL.7: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.7.5||Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.|
|SL.8: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.8.5||Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.|
|SL.9-10: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.9-10.5||Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.|
|SL.11-12: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.11-12.5||Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.|
|W.6: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.6.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.|
|W.7: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.7.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.|
|W.8: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.8.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.|
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 (version 1.2.6). Teachers will need to register their school if it is not in the developer's database, but the process is easy.
ProsYou get just enough options to make creating presentations fun and effective.
ConsThis is a "one-take" creation app -- work cannot be saved until it's complete, or edited after it's done.
Bottom LineEducreations Interactive Whiteboard is so easy and functional it's hard to believe it's free.
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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.
Learning is inherent as users must organize information before they start and experiment with ways to create and share lessons and presentations. 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. The only difficult part is that an entire lesson or presentation must be completed to be saved -- you can't save midway and come back to edit.
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.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.
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.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 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.Read More Read Less
See How Teachers Are Using Educreations Interactive Whiteboard
Field Notes Field Notes are reviews by teachers for teachers. In Field Notes, teachers rate products as well as share their hands-on experience with using the products in the classroom.
- 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
- Educreations is a great way to show what you know!Laurie C.
Park Rapids Area High School
Park Rapids, MN5May 10, 2015
- Excellent screencasting tool to provide visual representations of concepts!Lindsey B.
Campbell Middle School
Campbell, CA4April 14, 2015
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