By: Melinda Lancaster
One of the challenges I feel I face while trying to teach my daughter how to read is correlation and her attention span. One of the apps that I use that addresses both of these issues is Educreations Interactive Whiteboard by Educreations, Inc. And it’s FREE!!
When I first downloaded Educreations, I had no idea what it could really do. Shame on me! I went back to it a couple of months later and started to play and now I LOVE it.
I felt the best way to demonstrate its potential was to make this short video. While I am sure there are some limits to what you can do, I have not been stymied by it yet.
Here are some real positives about this app-
Lessons are recorded in the parent’s voice
There is no limit to how short or involved you want to make the lesson
But, the two I like the most are 1. The ability to show correlation in the way you feel suits your child best and 2. Since it is much like a video it holds her attention. And knowing her attention span limitations, I am guided as to how long and involved to make the plans.
There are many videos on YouTube that can help you reach this app’s full potential.
Parents, educators and children have multiple options ranging from font color and using your finger, stylus or text to using your own photos to images from the Web. Lessons can be multiple pages or just one.
From blank white page, choosing a color, then a picture and you get THIS-
In addition to what you and your child can create, Educreations has a website where educators and other parents have shared their lessons as well. And, as you can see, there is a large selection of study areas, and each of those has multiple lessons at every different age level and ability.
This is a fantastic app. The price can’t be beat. And your child can create his or her own videos as well- a real motivator if they have the ability.
Happy Spring and a good day to all.
Cape Cod Moms