My Year 6 class has been using Educreations a lot to create their own content, share their learning and develop their understandings.
One of the ways we have been using it is to solve a big problem I was facing.
Because I am the only teacher in class with the students (as I was very used to a co-teaching model!), it has been hard to do guided reading and impossible to have the minute to sit with each student one to one to work on reading with them.
However, Educreations has helped solve this problem.
As students are very used to using this App to demonstrate their understandings and communicate their ideas, I have now asked them to use it to read a loud, as if they were reading to me.
Before starting, I have them reflect on their reading attitudes and skills using this rubric:
Then, I ask them to take whatever book they are reading, and find a quiet place around the hallway, to record themselves reading out loud, at least 3 pages of their book. I ask them to think aloud any connections they are making or questions they are having.
The result is this Educreations video, which I can later watch and use to assess student's progress using the same rubric: