Knowmia

Written by Karyn, Justin, Kahla, Abby, & Morgan

What is Knowmia?

Knowmia is a lesson planning and recording tool for teachers. This application helps teachers create video lessons on varying subjects and publish them on knowmia.com. Knowmia is fun, useful and personable allowing a teacher to use his or her own voice to record a lesson. Teachers can design a lesson step by step, record their drawings, and create animation all with a stroke of a finger. Knowmia allows teacher to give detailed descriptions of each lesson so their students can find the subject on their site.

Knowmia Features:

  • Build your lesson out of smaller steps (like slides) so it's easy to manage and organize your lesson
  • Create each step of your lesson on a separate whiteboard so you can seamlessly introduce new concepts
  • Record everything that you do on the whiteboard as well as your voice to create the lesson step-by-step
  • Use the shape tool to quickly draw common shapes
  • Type text with any font/size directly on the whiteboard
  • Import graphics from the iPad's media library and built-in camera - or paste in any image of your own
  • Draw freely with multiple pen widths and a highlighter mode
  • Use the pointer tool to attract attention to anything on the whiteboard while recording it
  • Publish the complete lesson to Knowmia.com with a touch of a button

(https://edshelf.com/tool/knowmia-teach)

Knowmia used in a Flipped Classroom

Knowmia provides teachers premade video lessons on a wide variety of topics that can be used in their own classroom. This is helpful because making videos for a flipped classroom is time consuming and many teachers are nervous to attempt making a video lesson.
For those who are willing to make their own videos, Knowmia provides an user friendly step by step tutorial lesson that is in the first screen of the application.