Educreations: Apple only
Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. You can add images, text, and write with your finger or a stylus, all while you record what you say. You can add multiple pages to your whiteboard before you start recording, so you really can turn it into a tutorial, lesson, or whatever you’d like.
Your creations, called “Lessons” in Educreations, can then be stored on the Educreations site, shared on Facebook or Twitter, or emailed. You also have a link you can share anywhere. For inspiration on what you can create with Educreations, browse the collection of lessons created by other Educreations users.
- Download the app.
- Open the app and click Create Account.
- Select Teacher and then fill out the form to create your account.
- You may enter on the My Lessons page, which is where lessons you will create will be stored, but to create a new lesson just click on the blue New Lesson button.
- Use the tool bar change text color, add photos and more.
Here are some screenshots to help you use some of the Educreations features.
You’ll want to add some things to your whiteboard before you start recording. Here’s what all the icons and buttons do (click to make it larger):
Click the Record button and record your creation. When you’re finish hit the Done button and you’ll be prompted to either Store Lesson or Start Over. If you store it, you will choose between making it private or public. It must be made public for anyone else to see it (click to make it larger):
For more information on Educreations, here is a video created in Educreations explaining some of its features.
Libraries & Educreations
The biggest use of this tool would be tutorials or lesson plans. If you work with students, they could also use this to create their own Educreations. Browse the lessons in Educreations, or check out some of these sites: