Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot gave a “Cool Tool” presentation at the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy 2014 at the University of Rhode Island.
WHAT IS EXPLAIN EVERYTHING?
It’s a $2.99 flexible iPad app that can be used as an interactive white board or slate, screencasting, marking up documents or passages of text, analyzing images or video*, slide-based multimedia presentations, video recording and mixing, creating collages, and more. It combines several features of other apps which makes it slightly more complicated to learn, but powerful! *beware that video playing within a browser that is online cannot be recorded in a screencast on Explain Everything at this time. You have to have the video on your iPad to record over it.
HOW CAN I ACCESS EXPLAIN EVERYTHING?
FINISHED EXAMPLES 1 AND 2
- Students as tutorial designers
- iPads in the Classroom Grade 5 (watch chunking strategy, and student description of why it’s good) (Password tmsprivacy)
- iPad Mascot collage and screencast see Related Videos
OVERVIEW OF FEATURES
- Whiteboard Writing
- Add Media: photos, video, browser, sounds, documents
- Uploading/Saving to Google Drive, Youtube, Dropbox, etc.
MINI-TASK & REFLECTION
Record a tutorial that explains to someone who has not been to this institute, or your future self a lesson you have learned this week using the Explain Everything browser tool and a page from our wiki.
How can this tool be useful as a platform for student creation, student close reading, or as a way of presenting information to students?
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See Related Videos: Explain Everything Tutorial