In comes Educreations. Educreations is an app that turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard! Oh.my.word. I love this app. I used it last year to design my classroom and it was fabulous, amazing, marvelous!!! I love it so much.
I took a video of my classroom and uploaded it to the app. Then the fun began. So I took some snapshots of the video because I did this for myself last summer and it does not sound pretty as I think out loud. I just want you to get an idea. Also, excuse the mess. I had just moved schools and, well, you can imagine.
As your draw on your video, it records what you say. So you can think out loud as you draw or say notes you might want to remember when you play back your video. In the slide below, I drew where I wanted things placed, exactly where the posters I was going to hang up are from, etc.
In the slide below, I talked about this being my word wall and how I needed to divide it in order for it to be even. :) I talked about the colors of the border, the color of the background, and about how I was going to move the computers to make the wall accessible.
In this slide, I talk about my manners posters, the student of the week section, etc.
I love this app and I truly think it makes classroom set-up so much easier. If you don't have a video of your classroom, you can just use pictures. You can even share when you are finished!!
Of course, you don't have to just use it for classroom design. You can do tutorials of anything! You can explain a math problem, explain homework to post on your website...anything! The possibilities are endless. Here is the BEST part...it's FREE!!! Yes my sweet friends, FREE. Go get it and use it and tell me what you think! ♥