Below is the latest addition to my collection of "10 Minute Tech Tools" - a compilation of technology tools and resources that can be explored in just 10 minutes. Click on the button below to view my Pinterest board with other great 10 Minute Tech Tools!
According to their website, Educreations allows you to, "Teach anything to anyone from anywhere.". Simply put, Educreations allows you to use your iPad as a virtual whiteboard, being able to not only draw, but also narrate over your drawing. One of the many reasons why I love this app as a "10 Minute Tech Tool" is that it probably takes less than 10 minutes to download the app, open it, and begin writing/drawing and recording.
Below is a video of a 1st grade teacher in my district who is using the Educreations app in her classroom as a part of her ELA lesson on writing 5 Finger Stories. She explains how she uses it with her students in conjunction with a Kagan Cooperative Learning structure and you have a chance to see the students interacting with one another and listen to her explanation of her teaching process.
This school year, a few members of our Tech & Media helped produce some videos of our middle and high school teachers using Kagan Cooperative Learning structures in their classrooms. If you would like to learn more about the "Stand Up, Hand Up, Pair Up" structure and how our teachers are implementing it in their classroom, please check out the video below.
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