Once teachers become more familiar with interactive boards and start using iPads and tablets in their classrooms they start searching for applications that can allow them to use their iPads as interactive boards. In addition to that one of the things that teachers always do is create videos and tutorials for their students. These videos are very useful to explain any concept and engage students one-on-one and allow them to work at their own pace.

I’m going to share with you some screencasting iPad apps and some are also for androids or laptops. Such apps can be used across all subjects and with almost all grade levels. Below are some of these most popular iPad apps. I have tried them all in my lessons with my students and also in my sessions/workshops.


Educreations Interactive Whiteboard app logo


Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

Educreations (free, iPad) is an interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool that’s simple, powerful, and fun to use. Teachers can create short instructional videos and share them instantly with students, or ask students to show what they know. Videos can be shared via link, email, Messages, Facebook, Twitter, or by embedding them on your blog or website.

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ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard app logo


ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

ShowMe (free, iPad) is similar to Educreations since it also allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old. You can turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard. You can create unlimited lesson length videos and share them with your friends and students or embed them into your blog.

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Explain Everything™ Interactive Whiteboard app logo


Explain Everything™ Interactive Whiteboard

Explain everything ($5.99, iPad, Android, Laptop) Explain Everything is an easy-to-use screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that looks somehow like the software used with the interactive boards (activInspire and smart notebook). You can import almost anything from anywhere like dropbox, Google drive… This app isn’t free neither for iPads nor for Androids

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