A. Instruction - 7.7
B. Design - 8.5
C. Design - 8.3
A Best App for Recording Instruction
Summary : Show Me! Don't Tell Me...
ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard lets users create instructional lessons and videos on a hand-held whiteboard for educational and entertainment purposes. To begin, after following the steps to create an account, users tap the “Create” button. Users are then taken to a blank whiteboard screen. Here, users can tap the record button at the top-center on the board to begin recording the activity. A timer will appear at the bottom of the screen, and users can begin narrating their work. To start writing, users select a color from the top-left and create words and symbols with their fingers. If users run out of room, they may access another whiteboard by tapping the arrow button at the top. By tapping the media button at the top-right, users can select images and videos to add to the board. If users make a mistake, they can tap the erase button and either select ‘Clear Drawings Only’ or ‘Clear All.’ When complete, users may tap the ‘Done’ button to conclude the audio recording and save their work.
- Teachers of any subject can record lessons that they created, and then post the lessons so students can review them at any time. This can be particularly helpful when a student is absent and needs to catch up on work.
- Teachers of any subject can ask students to work together in groups or individually to create their own lessons to teach a concept. These lessons can then be shared in a round-robin fashion in which students pass their devices to other students who must complete the lesson. To encourage additional interaction, make sure that students create review questions or another type of assessment to be completed after viewing the lesson. This way, students will complete their classmates’ lessons.
- Math teachers can use this app while instructing students during seat work. When a student is struggling with a specific problem, rather than writing on a student’s paper, teachers can write the problem on the whiteboard and help the student go step by step through the work. Also, in this way, students may not be so concerned about making mistakes because they can easily be fixed, and lessons are recorded for future reference.
- Music teachers can use this app to teach students music notes on the scale. Teachers need only to draw the scale, add different notes to it one at a time, and ask the students to identify the notes.
|B2. Collaboration & Communication|
|B3. Ability to Save Progress|
|B5. Platform Integration|
|C2. Ease of Use|
|C5. Screen Design|
|C6. Information Presentation|
|C7. Media Integration|
|C8. Free of Distractors|