Breaking News: Today - Educreations Launches New iPad App and Turns Your iPad Into an Interactive Whiteboard


Available for the first time ever today, the new iPad app from Educreations will transform teaching. Educreations brings your science lesson to life Educreations founded in 2010 by Wade Roberts and Chris Streeter, and backed by Imagine K12, has a clear goal of giving all students access to the world''s best teachers. Teachers are also able to add individual features, such as student roster specific logins, and Q&A sessions hosted via Educreations.

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Educreations received a slight makeover, and it now has a few new features that allows teachers to push lessons out to student accounts, while also being able to see published student work for those enrolled in her/his classes. What is Educreations? Educreations is an interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool for both the iPad and desktop computer. Benefits Students can use Educreations to investigate ideas , and create videos to share their thinking and learning.

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A 4th grade classroom paired with a kindergarten class to have buddy time, get to know each other, and learn a new tool. BUDDY TIME WITH EDUCREATIONS Collaboration is important at any age. We should empower our students to be explorers, and engage and be a part of their own learning.

Array Hunt With iPads and Educreations 2.0


I''ve always been a huge fan of Educreations, a free whiteboard and recording app and website. They have just introduced some new and improved features of their product, that will make using EduCreations even more productive. Educreations 2.0 A Practical Way to Use Educreations in a 4th grade classroom Mrs. Prost created an Array Hunt lesson to help her 4th grade students make a real-world connection with arrays.

EdTech Quick Take: Educreations vs. Explain Everything

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It’s the simplicity, elegance, and versatility of whiteboards that make them nearly ubiquitous in classrooms everywhere. In this episode of our EdTech Quick Take series, we chose two top-rated interactive whiteboard and screencasting apps: Educreations and Explain Everything. And if you're already a fan of Educreations or Explain Everything, please tell us what you think in the comments below. Few teaching and learning tools are as useful as whiteboards.

5 Creative Apps to Connect with Parents from your Classroom!


Many potential issues can be resolved when they feel like they understand what is going on inside the classroom. Therefore, as a teacher, I''ve searched for and tried out numerous tools to help be more proactive in the classroom to solve any issues before they evolve into problems. Animoto apps for education apps for teachers Aurasma Educreations Erin Klein Remind 101 Remind101 Scholastic Scholastic Top Teaching Blog Top Teaching WDWDT

How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

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Every Earth Day, someone in your school, maybe the parent group, raises the question of WHY NOT a paperless classroom? To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. This may include: Google Apps for Education and/or Google Classroom–this serves as a basic digital portfolio for students, a collaborative tool with classmates, the teacher’s inbox, and her tool for returning graded and analyzed student work.

The Foundations of Flipping


Both my public and private school experiences have provided me with master teacher mentors within the building, opportunities to learn from district leaders and trainers, chances to travel across the country to attend workshops given by some of the most sought after educational consultants, and they''ve provided me with tools to enhance my classroom instruction. Become the Guide on the Side - not the Sage on the Stage What is The Flipped Classroom?

20 Terrific Presentation Tech Tools for Kids!


What I really like about this collection of resources is that they include the teacher''s voice of how the tool can be used within the classroom. Educreations 3. education Educreations free technology for teachers Haiku Deck Laura Candler Popplet presentation tools Screenr Storybird Tech Tools technology Toontastic web tools for kids I recently submitted a piece to my friend, Laura Candler, for inclusion of her new eBook: 20 Terriffic Presentation Tech Tools for Kids.

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27 Word Work Apps for the Elementary Classroom

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Whether a teacher uses Daily 5 in the classroom or not, word work is an important piece of student daily learning. Each app is listed by grade level and state, showing how it will best serve your students while they work with words in the classroom. Educreations – At the end of a unit have students create a short presentation with their words. Apps iPad book creator educreations moldiv pic collage popplet skitch

@edcanvas An Interactive Lesson Board!


While I''m sure this has more to do with the game site than the Edcanvas site, I was still frustrated because I use the ABCya Game Site a ton in my classroom. They mention the following: student assignments, flipped classroom, 1:1 environments, and presentations. I use SMART Notebook, Educreations , MentorMob , and Claco to create many of my lessons. Edcanvas: The one place to organize, present and share knowledge I recently ran across Edcanvas on Pinterest.

3 Organizational Apps to Start the School Year

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When looking for an app to curate classroom reading, consider these requirements: works well with your current LMS. Educreations. Today’s classroom requires teachers build how-to videos that are used on class websites, in flipped classrooms, and for professional development. One of the standouts in this screencasting field is Educreations. Educreations can be linked to file locations like Dropbox and Google Drive as well as LMS communities like Edmodo.

The Art of Classroom App Smashing

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Popplet / Educreations. Third grade students learning about planets created a fact web in Popplet Lite , imported their Popplet into Educreations , added voice to their project using Educreations, and, once saved in Educreations, classmates could check out each other’s work. App Smashing is relatively new (2+/- years) in the world of technology. Device users app smash when one app does not serve all the needs of a project.

Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide!


How to Use Augmented Reality in Your Classroom this post is read best via a desktop due to the embedded video content Augmented reality allows someone to add another layer to an existing image. Other W a ys I Use Aurasma for Education Creating augmented word walls was my first attempt using the Aurasm a app in my classroom. The re is a level of excitement about learning that A urasma brought to our classroom this year that has been a pur e joy to watch and be a part of.

10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

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Provide video evidence of class activities in a flipped classroom. I’ve started for you by noting cost, what digital devices they work best on, and suggested age group: Educreations . Educreations is a virtual whiteboard for direct teaching or explanations, complete with colored ink choices and the ability to import images. The program is easy to use, even for students, and you can save finished videos to your teacher account as well as the Educreations community.

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

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Look at your classroom layout. Here are suggestions by primary school teacher Chris Andrews (with a picture of a personalized learning classroom ). Second: Free up your teaching time by automating the tedious tasks required to run a classroom. It won’t work in my classroom.

Questions about flipping the classroom

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I recently participated in #CAedcha t on Twitter and we discussed for more than an hour about the flipped classroom. It was such a productive time that it forced me to reflect on my classroom practices and to write a post trying to capture the most meaningful learning. What is flipping the classroom? A lot of teachers have opted for using video as a means of instruction outside the classroom, and thus the confusion with the "video thing". flipclass flipped classroom

15 Good Replacements for ScreenChomp

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Educreations – -also a whiteboard. When done, share with email, an Educreations link, or via social media. Classroom management Web ToolsFor years, TechSmith’s ScreenChomp app has been my go-to resource for whiteboard drawings, screencasts, and for an uncluttered online art platform for students using iPads. ScreenChomp did a masterful job of making everything needed for each of these activities intuitive even for young users.

10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos

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“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” You have so many possibilities from digital storytelling to flipping the classroom to creating how-to videos. Other iPad apps similar to Explain Everything are Educreations (web version), Screen Chomp , and ShowMe.

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Differentiated math instruction using Front Row: adaptive math for K-8 classrooms!


The iPad version has a whiteboard like educreations that the students can use to do math right in the app. I have started using a FREE new math program this spring called Front Row. I’m really excited to start using this resource to teach math - I have heard amazing things about it how engaging it is for students and how it has the potential to really help them grow in math. I’ve also played around with the dashboard, and I can’t wait to use it to tailor math instruction in my class! -

How to Craft a Learner-Centered Classroom – Guest Post from Ann Feldmann


In constructivist classrooms, students are active and reflective, and effectively leveraging the technology tools to craft this environment is crucial in creating personalized learning. One area where I have focused over the past few months is integrating technology and math in the primary classroom with my colleague, Meagan Cinfel ( @mcinfel ), a first grade #iPadAcademy teacher at Central Elementary in Bellevue Public Schools. Educreations.

Developing Asynchronous Remote Learning Tasks

A Principal's Reflections

Concepts can be explained using mini whiteboards, slide decks, or digital tools like Educreations. These can then be uploaded to your learning management system (LMS), such as Google Classroom, Schoology, or Canvas.

Tips for iPads in Classroom


We are starting our second year of having iPads in our elementary classrooms, our Title I CCJH classrooms, and some of our AJHS classrooms. We''ve created a list of tips for managing the equipment in our classrooms. Will there be a tech classroom job for the students to get/return the iPads to the cart? Here is a must read by Jennie Magiera on the process of selecting, reflecting, and using apps for learning in the classroom.

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Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Oh My! 4 Tools for Picting in the Classroom


Cathie Norris and ElliotSoloway, university professors studying how much time today’s youth spend with text-based materials vs. image-based materials, “ estimate that 90 percent of K-12 classroom time in the U.S. is spent with text-based materials, and 10 percent with image-based materials; but outside the classroom, 90% is spent with image-based materials and 10 percent with text-based materials.” How are you using “picting” and other social media apps in your classroom?

12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

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In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom (published in September), students are sent on a mission to instruct others by creating their own video tutorials. Suggested free web apps- create how-to videos with the Darby iOS app , Get-Puppet iOS app , Explain Everything iOS/Android app, Lensoo iOS/Android app, Show Me iOS/Android app, and Educreations iOS app.

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Digital Tools for Flipping Your Classroom

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This post originally appeared on The FETC: Future of EdTech Insiders Blog At FETC, I was delighted to attend a session by high school foreign language teacher Rachelle Dene Poth titled, Flipping Classrooms: Trading Spaces and Places Digital Tools and Ideas to Empower Students. She explained that she had a need to connect students to her classroom resources no matter their location. Educreations & Explain Everything : Two very similar student explanation tools.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past two years, I have been blessed to partner with District 205 in Elmhurst, IL.

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Go Paperless for Earth Day

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Someone in your school, maybe the parent group, will raise the question of WHY NOT a paperless classroom? To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. This may include: Google Apps for Education and/or Google Classroom–this serves as a basic digital portfolio for students, a collaborative tool with classmates, the teacher’s inbox and her tool for returning graded and analyzed student work. Earth Day is April 22nd.

An Educator's Challenge! iPads in an Elementary Classroom


That being said, why not embrace their reality, and allow their classroom learning experiences to mimic what they encounter everyday. It is almost impossible to capture the value a device like an iPad has in a kindergarten classroom. There are ton of practical uses, tips and tricks, and must have-apps available for the K-5 classroom. Here are some easy ways for getting started with iPads in your elementary classroom.

A Hangout On Air about The Flipped Classroom ~ Hawaii Style and Time

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A little group of Hawaii educators held a Hangout on Air about The Flipped Classroom last evening. Anne Torige suggested the flipped classroom, for instance, because she was interested in learning more about it. I had invited Mitch Krulewich, a new teacher at our school, to talk about how he flips his math classroom. which brings me to the great story behind this Flipped Classroom HOA. flipped classroom Google hangouts

Finding Content for Reteaching, Blending, and Flipping


We talked about using a tool like Socrative or InfuseLearning to get a quick feel for where students are in their learning, and then apps like Explain Everything , Educreations , or ShowMe which teachers can use to create video tutorials based on learning needs. First, don''t forget that some of the best experts on your content reside in your own classroom. With collaboration between teachers, a library could be built by students and teachers from multiple classrooms and schools.

Peer Instruction 3.0 – When students do the teaching…with video

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In this inaugural post of The Neighborhood, five classroom teachers from across grade levels discuss what happens when students teach each other using video. Turn to Your Neighbor Asks: As the flipped classroom becomes more and more prevalent in education, teachers are finding new ways to use video and screencasts to spark learning. We have 12 iPads in the classroom. Students have been using the app EDUcreations to create these screencasts.

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What can we do with a blank slate?


One such tech-based blank slate is Educreations Interactive Whiteboard. Teachers are often tempted to use only apps that are filled with content; these engage students, for sure, but I am a big fan of working with students in a process to create, using the classroom content as a context. The tutorial above also includes a view of Flickr Creative Commons and how to save photos from that resource, which is important to consider in using Educreations.

@Mentor Mob - Create & Browse Playlists: Great Tool for Flipping your Class!


I knew I had an Educreations lesson I made already created. I added my Educreations clip on place value (lesson 10.8 academic playlist Class Connect ClassConnect create interactive lessons Eric Pitt flip class Flip your Classroom iste Mentor Mob MentorMob place value playlist MentorMob: a VIP Version of your Internet MentorMob is a free site that allows you to browse content to use for lessons or professional development.

Autonomy Breeds Change

A Principal's Reflections

Below is a sample from some of the portfolios: Math teacher Kanchan Chellani has been using her PGP time to create engaging learning activities with Adobe Captivate to flip her classroom. Math teacher Jeff Fiscina learned how to create engaging learning activities using Educreations. 21st Century Education Change educational technology Flipped Classroom Innovation New Milford High School teachers