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ShowMe iPad App for Students and Teachers

Create Khan-Academy style tutorial videos on any lesson with ShowMe app for iPad. You can store them for free on the ShowMe site, and give the link to your students. It works great for student presentations, too, even for elementary students, because it's a very simple app to use. These resources will give you everything you need to "get up and running" with ShowMe app.
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ShowMe iPad App for Students and Teachers
  • Amelia Franz says:
    Check out this video review on ShowMe App on the iPad Lessons YouTube channel. The video is more than a simple review. It's also a brief tutorial, and helpful for understanding its advantages and also its limitations.
  • Amelia Franz says:
    Browse (for free) tutorials made by members of the ShowMe community. English, Social Studies, Science, Language, Math, and General are the current categories listed. Click "Common Core Lessons on ShowMe" at the bottom of the page for a list of lessons aligned with Common Core.
  • Amelia Franz says:
    If you want a "quick and dirty" idea of exactly how to make a lesson, without watching an extended and detailed review, this video will show you very quickly how to create a simple ShowMe.
  • Amelia Franz says:
    A California sixth-grade teacher shares how she has used ShowMe in her classroom. She uses them for students who miss class, or need to review a topic covered in class. She likes the fact that students can stop the videos at any time, to "control the pace of instruction."
  • iPads in Students' Hands

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    Amelia Franz says:
    A Technology Integration Specialist explains how she's introduced iPads to the elementary classroom. They've been used for previewing texts, studying vocabulary, giving differentiated spelling tests, and supplying background knowledge for students to prepare them for tasks/assignments. She includes a list of useful links to examples of teachers using iPads with their students.
  • Amelia Franz says:
    In this video from ShowMe, a middle school Principal and a Speech Therapist share how ShowMe has helped their students demonstrate knowledge and teachers share their lessons. Yes, this is an ad for ShowMe, but you might be inspired by one of these ideas.
  • Amelia Franz says:
    Doceri, ShowMe, Explain Everything, and Educreations are introduced and reviewed in this 2015 Ed Tech blog post. There are also video tutorials for each of the 4 apps.
  • Amelia Franz says:
    The biggest drawback, for me, with writing on the iPad is the fact that you can't rest your hand on the screen. It's very different from drawing, and difficult to do for beginners. This easy trick (cutting the thumb and first two fingers out of a cheap cotton glove) does the trick without paying for an expensive, specialized stylus or tablet glove. Watch the video for a demonstration. I tried it, and it worked beautifully, for the price of $1.99!
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BloomBoard Asks:What software or online sites have you used to create video lessons for your students, and how have your students responded to the videos?