In the spirit of the holidays we will bring you 12 Days of App-mas. Each day we will offer an app for education. We will offer suggestions for how the app can be used in a class. Comment with ways you have used these apps.
App: Explain Everything Download from the App Store
Cost: $2.99 *50% discount for educational institutions *
Description: Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.
Create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move, scale, copy, paste, clone, and lock any object added to the stage.
Add new or existing photos and videos. Import PDF, PPT, DOC, XLS, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, and RTF files from Evernote, Dropbox, Box, GDrive, WebDAV, Email, iTunes, and any app that allows you to open these files types using “Open In…”. Export MP4 movies, PDF documents, PNG images, or XPL project files directly from your iPad.
No account is necessary to use Explain Everything and share creations.
Download our free Explain Everything iBook manual from the Apple iBooks bookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/book/explain-everything/id591601596?mt=11
I have seen this app used effectively with students in kindergarten and middle school. In Kindergarten we had students re-write a story using their own illustrations and used the recording feature so students could read their books.
Explain Everything overview video