Explain Everything is one of those apps that I purchased early on in working with my iPad as a teacher in the class room. Tomorrow, or at least very soon, it will be going to version 3 with some nice new features, redesigned workflow and other benefits. The price will also be going up from $2.99 to $3.99 – thanks to my Twitter alerts I became aware of this. Bonus – if your school uses the volume purchase program you can get a 50% discount on the price!
Explain Everything is available now for iOS, Windows and they have just released a ChromeBook version as well!
Not sure what Explain Everything is? This app is one of the best app purchases I’ve made and offers an amazing set of capabilities for such a tiny price!
Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.
Power Point, Interactive whiteboard, Screencasting – it’s all about ways to grab the attention of the students and help them learn in new ways.
This process goes two ways –
1)I use Explain Everything as a teacher to create engaging videos that help me explain things we are working on in class. Where some teachers use the whiteboard – I use Explain Everything.
2)Have the students use Explain Everything to create presentations that demonstrates their comprehension of the material they are working on. Imagine giving students the ability to Add new or existing photos and videos, Import PDF, PPT, DOC, XLS, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, and RTF files from Evernote, Dropbox, Box, GDrive, WebDAV, Email, iTunes, and any app that allows you to open these files types using “Open In…”. Export MP4 movies, PDF documents, PNG images, or XPL project files directly from your iPad and iPhone.
Those boring ‘ol book reports/stand up front and talk about it presentations will never be the same!
Check out their web site for some videos and check out the ability to animate what is on the screen!
Here is a YouTube video about creating a VideoCast: