Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Explain Everything

I love this app! I was introduced to it yesterday by a very cool librarian at the ASLA Conference (Australian School Librarian Association). This app allows you to create and record live screen action.

This would be brilliant for tutorials or how-to clips for staff or students. If you have an iPad classroom then this will be great for you. I can wait to let my kids lose with this app. They already know way more then me anyway, imagine the procedural texts they could produce with an app like this.

The possibilities of this tool are endless and I came straight home and purchased a copy - $2.99 AU. The beauty of this app is that you can create professional slick interactive presentations all on the iPad. You simply take a series of screen shots, order the images and then include any written instructions you need and then when it is all ready you simply hit the little red record button and put your voice-over onto the presentation.

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything's flexible and integrated design. Use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard using the iPad2 video display. Explain Everything records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone. Import Photos, PDF, PPT, and Keynote from Dropbox, Evernote, Email, iPad photo roll and iPad2 camera. Export MP4 movie files, PNG image files, and share the .XPL project file with others for collaboration. Explain Everything has been designed for use in educational, business, and entertainment settings.

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