A few years ago, I used Educreations in the classroom to have students create presentations. It’s a pretty easy app/website where you can create slides of a presentation; then when you’re finished, you can record audio over the presentation as you present it. It was a great way for students to present the information they’d learned in a unit and have the added challenge of narrating it.
Since we’ve started teaching more lessons virtually, I started using Educreations to create digital lessons.
What Makes Educreations a Great Tool for Digital Lessons?
- Create videos using content from your own files or search pictures and information on the web
- Annotate over images on the slides
- Audibly explain what you’re doing
- Record a full lesson, save it, and then post it for students to refer back to as often as they want
- Share your screen and use the lesson during a live Zoom class (from an iPad)
Example Lesson I Created
Click here for free access to the lesson and use it with your own class.
Importing a File From Your Computer into Educreations
You can connect Dropbox or Google Drive to Educreations and access your own files to use in a presentation. Each page of the file is imported onto its own slide.
Watch below to see how you can take a file (maybe one you’ve assigned to your students) and use it to take them through the information. In this case, it was the steps to an order of operations problem.