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!

4 comments:

  1. Cristin KochanowiczSep 14, 2012, 9:53:00 AM

    Students have already told me that they've used this at home to review before a quiz, to make sure their notes are correct. I also plan on directing students to these lessons when they know they will be absent and will be missing notes. Parents at Open House thought this was GREAT!

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  2. I just learned some French !!!! Inside the boot is silent outside the boot you pronounce !!!! Great job Cristin !!!!!

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  3. Great job Cristin. Brought back some bad memories from Spanish class in high school with all the conjugating but I have to say if we had the boot it might not have been as bad. I was going to ask if you knew how often kids were using it as I am still struggling with getting kids to use my website as a source for info and help instead of always asking me or emailing questions that can be found right on the website as a handout or tutorial. Thoughts anybody?

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  4. Bravo, Cristin. Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to learn how to make these for my students.

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