by Matt Kish
Project 3 – Teaching with Explain Everything
"In this project I’ll actually be focusing on the students doing the teaching. There are a number of apps out there that allow students to do a screen-capture or screencast, that is, allowing them to create a video of their iPad screen while doing some action. There are lots of applications to do this, but one thing I am aiming to do more of this year is allowing students to show their thinking by doing a screencast.
"If you can imagine walking around a math class and asking every student to explain their thinking behind a math problem, that might be quite hard to accomplish in one period. But, to have each kid solve a problem on their iPad while they talk through it not only allows you to see their thinking at a later time, it also gives the student the chance to rehearse and practice their thinking through oral language. Through the explanation they are cementing their understanding and uncovering uncertainties."