iPad Whiteboards

App  Screen Chomp  ShowMe  Educreations  Explain Everything
Directions
 Directions  Blog
 Tutorial  Manual
Cost          Free  Free  Free  $2.99
Photo Import  
 Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Background     Limited to Camera Roll


Graph paper, white paper, lined paper, and coordinate grid

None    
Limited    
 Movie Import  
 No  No  No  Yes
 Import From    
 Camera Roll
 Camera, Camera Roll, Web
 Camera, Photos, Dropbox, Web
 Camera Roll, iTunes,
Dropbox, Evernote, 
Google Drive, WebDav,  Box.
 Add Text    
 handwriting only    
 handwriting only
 Yes      Yes
 Pen  3 sizes; 3 colors, press and hold 3 seconds to activate more colors.  1 size; 7 colors  1 size; red, black, gray, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, white  4 sizes; Adjust color with color wheel and opacity
 Record Sound 
 Yes      Yes  Yes  Yes
 Multiple Screens
 No      No  Yes  Yes
 Export Options
 Screen Chomp Only ShowMe and link to Facebook, Twitter, or email. Embed Code on Website
Educreations Only, link to facebook, twitter, email.  Embed Code in App. Image to Camera Roll, email, pdf/iBooks, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, Box,  YouTube, and other Apps, WebDAV. Embed code can be obtained through YouTube.
PROS:
Pasted from <http://www.appolicious.com/education/articles/12704-appealing-apps-for-educators-screencasting-smackdown-videos-in-the-classroom>

Send helpful tutoring videos home with students  

Easy to use 

Import any image from your Camera Roll 
Very simple for students of all ages to operate

Easy upload process

Ability to organize the screencast videos once uploaded to the website
 

Very simple for students of all ages to operate 

Slides enabled: ability to progress to and from slides 

Ability to move pictures to “animate” images 

Easy upload process 

Can create a class of students and push videos directly to either your class or the whole school
 

Pointer feature (highlights where your finger is tapping as a virtual laser pointer) 

Layered approach to editing - ability to have layers of images, annotations and even PDFs 

Slides enabled: ability to progress to and from slides 

Varied options to share screencast videos
 CONS:  

No text / typing feature 

No slides enabled: Must erase the whiteboard to continue, and cannot return to an erased whiteboard 

Difficulty exporting through web filter.
 

No slides enabled: Must erase the whiteboard to continue, and cannot return to an erased whiteboard. 

No text / typing feature 

The website is  temperamental. 

No ability to move pictures to “animate” images 

Currently student lesson creation is disabled. Must create a master “class log-in” so that students can create video lessons
 

Only includes three basic creation tools: colors, type, pictures no highlighter, laser pointer, shapes or eraser 

Cannot organize the videos once uploaded (nor can you search videos by keyword) 

Currently student lesson creation is disabled. Must create a master “class log-in” so that students can create video lessons (this is how we did it last year and it worked well)
 

Not easy to use as a student: lots of features that may be confusing to younger kids 

No central way to push videos out to students 

Cost

Whiteboard Challenge 

  • Review the information above 

  • Decide which Whiteboard App works for you OR 

  • Select a Whiteboard App that you're curious about using 

  • Download the App 

  • Use the App to create a visual to teach someone else a simple skill that you have (i.e. making a peanut butter sandwich, a nursery rhyme, a math skill, a game) 

    • Create Slides 

    • Add Content 

    • Record Narration 

    • Send link to Instructor (If you're using Explain Everything, send to Showbee) 

  • Import a Google Map and give directions to your school.  Extra points for each animation included! 

 

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