Explain Your Thinking

Online Course - Midway ISD

Welcome

Welcome to the online Explain Your Thinking course. This course will utilize the Explain Everything app which is a screencasting and interactive whiteboard tool with which you can annotate, animate and narrate. In this course, you will complete eight tasks and a project to receive three hours of technology credit. To receive the three credit hours, work through all the tasks below and complete the project.


NOTE: There will be no partial credit - it's all or none.


If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda Yezak at rhonda.yezak@midwayisd.org.

Task 1

If you don't already have Explain Everything on your iPad, download it from the App Catalog (not the App Store).

NOTE

In the Explain Everything app, there are two different interfaces which can be used, Simple and Regular. The Simple Interface uses less tools and may be easier for younger students. The Regular Interface uses all the available tools. To change interfaces, go to the Home screen and choose Settings (cog wheel). Turn Simple On or Off.

Task 2

View the Explain Everything Basics video (13:01) below and practice the tools featured.
Explain Everything Basics

NOTE

The videos in the remaining Tasks use the older version of Explain Everything so some of the tool icons may look a bit different. All functions should still be the same.

Task 3

View the Recording in Explain Everything video (7:25) and practice the tools featured.
Recording in Explain Everything

Task 4

Go to the following link and find the Inserting Objects on iPad video (7:58). View the tutorial and practice the tools featured.

Explain Everything Tutorials

Task 5

Go to the following link and find the Advanced Design Tools on iPad video (7:51). View the tutorial and practice the tools featured.

Explain Everything Tutorials

Task 6

Go to the following link and find the Recording a Screencast Containing Video video (1:07). View the tutorial and practice the tools featured.

Explain Everything Tutorials

Task 7

Go to the following link and find the Arranging and Grouping Objects video (1:52). View the tutorial and practice the tools featured.

Explain Everything Tutorials

Task 8

Go to the following link and find the Recording a Website video (0:41). View the tutorial and practice the tools featured.

Explain Everything Tutorials

Project

After viewing all of the videos and practicing all of the skills, design a lesson where your students use Explain Everything as a tool. Create a student sample of the lesson and include at least 5 of the following 7 elements.


  1. Draw tool
  2. Shape tool
  3. Text tool
  4. Import image
  5. Import video
  6. Record a video
  7. Narration


Once the student sample is complete, do the following:


  1. Save the student sample as a video.
  2. Upload the video to your Google Drive and share it with Rhonda Yezak.
  3. Copy the Google Drive link of your video and enter it and all other required information into the Google Form (link below).

Project Turnin Link Below - Click It

For Questions...

Please contact Rhonda Yezak at rhonda.yezak@midwayisd.org