Explain Everything

Mary Comer

Creative Screencasting with Explain Everything

Explain Everything is an interactive whiteboard and screencasting app. Students can create original works by utilizing a variety of tools including videos, images, text, annotation features, and voice recordings. Teachers can inspire learning with interactive lessons, tutorials, and group projects. Strengthen leadership and collaboration skills by giving students the tools to create and share their own tutorials, animated stories, and presentations as you strive to meet the ISTE Standards for Students. Explain Everything has the capacity to annotate, animate, narrate, import and export. Transform your students' experience with Explain Everything!
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Students can...

  • Create vs consume
  • Demonstrate understanding or misconceptions with screencasting
  • Complete project-based tasks and assessments
  • Annotate, animate, narrate, import and export
  • Create original works and share with classmates, parents or globally

Teachers can create...


  • "Living" templates that can be manipulated by students
  • Instructional videos for flipped classroom activities
  • Video instruction for students needing extra help or remediation
  • Video instructions for a workshop station
  • Tutorials for parents
  • Provide project-based learning opportunities
  • And share templates with colleagues

Curriculum Connections


  • Create Public Service Announcements, Infomercials

  • Retell a story or interpret a wordless book

  • Annotate and explain the life cycle, design cycle, water cycle, any concept

  • Video science experiments and explain findings

  • Record poetry, stories, diagrams, and graphics

  • Create flipped tutorials to share with classmates or parents

  • Categorizing nouns, shapes, spelling patterns, animals, etc.

  • Bring a presentation to life with voice or have students provide feedback (verbal and annotations) on a peer's presentation

  • Practice number or letter formation
  • And much more!
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