Sep 14, 2012

Teacher Showcase - Educreations

I'm going to start a new category today called Teacher Showcase where I plan to showcase the talents of one of our teachers integrating technology in the curriculum.  If you would like to be considered for the showcase, please contact me with the details of what you are doing and I would love to help you share it with our community.

Today we are going to showcase the talents of our French teacher, Mrs. Kochanowicz (Vanderhoof), and her use of the free iPad app called Educreations.

"Educreations is a recordable interactive whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. Students and colleagues can replay your lessons in any web browser, or from within our app on their iPads."  What if you don't have an iPad?  "You can also create lessons using our online whiteboard, which works in any browser that supports flash. Just log in to your account on our website and click on the Create a New Lesson link to launch our online whiteboard."

Mrs. Kochanowicz has recorded three lessons so far with her iPad and they can be viewed on her class website.  No log-in is required because they were made public.  The only tools she needed was an iPad, an Educreations account, her finger or a stylus to write, and her voice to narrate.  She explained that students can watch them at home to review for a quiz, take make-up notes when they’re absent, etc.

Check out her lessons.  Nice job!