VIew the flyer: iPad App Workshop - Presenting Ideas with Explain Everything
Prior to the workshop, participants were asked to complete a survey. I used the information from the survey to tailor the workshop. As you can see from some of the survey data below, teachers have iPads but need time to learn and collaborate with others about how to effectively use the iPad in class. This can be especially challenging in a one iPad classroom like many of our teachers have.
Based on the survey data, I knew I needed to provide examples of how students could create using the app and then allow plenty of time for teachers to use the app and create their own presentations. In the workshop we discussed how to use this app in the classroom and then created our own projects titled, "A Tour of My Classroom". Teachers came with images of their classroom already on the iPad and used them to create a virtual tour that could be shown to students and parents.
In the presentations teachers were asked to include the following elements:
- 5 slides with images (minimum)
- object movement
There are many other elements available, but I wanted to keep it fairly simple so they could finish the presentation during the workshop. At the end of the workshop teachers took turns sharing their presentations via Apple TV with the rest of the group. Not everyone finished and I am thinking of extending the length of the workshop when I offer it again in the future. I would also like to have time to show teachers how to upload presentations to teacher YouTube channels.
Here is a screenshot of one of the presentations created by a charter school teacher during the workshop.
|Learning to use motion and audio in the Explain Everything App|
I would love to hear from others who have used this app in class or who have offered workshops for teachers using this app. If you have comments or suggestions please share!
Introduction to Explain Everything App
Explain Everything as a presentation tool - by Paul Hamilton
Kindergarten Animal Reports with Explain Everything - by Mrs. Parnell's class
Punnett Squares with Explain Everything
Primary school Student uses Explain Everything App to
take you on a journey of the solar system
Backstage Explain Everything iPad App