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2/6/2013

Blog Post: Using the Educreations App in the Classroom

What is Educreations:
Educreations is an app that allows users the ability to record their voice and draw on a blank page or uploaded images to the app from your camera, camera roll, or Dropbox.This app provides endless opportunities in a classroom to teach concepts as well as checking for understanding. The end results can be shared with others or made public on the Educreations website (www.educreations.com).

Educreations in the Classroom:
Flipping Your Classroom - Educreations is a great tool to use if you are looking at flipping your classroom. As the teacher you can prepare the pages ahead of time and then record yourself providing the lesson content to the students. You can then send the link to the students, or have them search the Educreations website to watch before the lesson, or watch after the lesson as a re-teaching opportunity.
Here is an example of a short flipped lesson on Inferring: http://goo.gl/oofpw.

In Your Science Classroom - During a lab exploration students can take pictures of steps they are taking to complete the lab, as well as results throughout the lab. The pictures can be uploaded into Educreations and then students can annotate on top of the images to point out certain items. The students can also upload a .pdf of the lab document from Dropbox to record their results. When the students are ready to begin recording they can explain the steps they took to complete the lab, their observations throughout the lab, and draw conclusions based on the results recorded within the .pdf. Educreations can also be used as a pre-lab tool. The teacher can provide information, images, and explanations of how to set up the lab and how to perform each step of the lab exploration.
Here is an example of a pre-lab educreations recording: http://goo.gl/VY7yG.

In Your Language Arts Classroom - Students who struggle with writing can use Educreations as a storytelling tool. Students can draw pictures within Educreations or bring images in from other apps, for example Doodle Buddy, and then record themselves telling the story that goes along with the illustrations. Students can also use Educreations to support visualization. After students draw the scene from the story they are reading, they can then record their explanation of what led them to that image in their head (or on their screen).
Here is an example of Educreation being used as a storytelling tool: http://goo.gl/25dDz

In Your Math Classroom - Educreations is a great way to have students show and explain the steps they took to solve a math problem. Students can write out each step to solving problem on the page ahead of time and use the undo button to go back to the first step. As the students explain each step they can use the redo button to display the next step and continue to explain their thought process.
Here is an example of a student explaining how to divide: http://goo.gl/krFTB