176 Future Forwards: Exploring Frontiers in Education
a student created drawing of them with their friend. Taking this a step
further, parents were instructed on how to download the app and were
then encouraged to use their smartphone or tablet and come into the
class to scan the triggers and view the students’ work. Students were able
to use class iPads to scan and watch their classmates’ work and learn
more about each other.
Student Example Trigger Image (see below) - You will need to have the
Aurasma App and follow the ASB Dashboard channel to view.
The next two apps are variations of screencasting for tablets from the
very simple ShowMe, to the somewhat more advanced Educreations.
Along the same lines is the deluxe version, Explain Everything. While we
have not yet used that app with our youngest learners, it may be useful
to look into for teacher use as well as for older students.
Promoted as an interactive whiteboard, ShowMe
allows for the creation of screencast type videos
using images, drawings, text, and audio voice-over
recordings. We have used this app at its most basic
level, using photographs of student work and having
the students narrate their thinking and learning.
Occasionally we have used the drawing tool to give