My students recently created video tutorials on the iPads (our 1st iPad project!) using a FREE app called ShowMe. According to its description on iTunes, “ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s a radically intuitive app that anyone will find extremely easy to use, regardless of age or background.” I found this to be pretty true as my students started working on their projects immediately without needing any assistance in learning how to use the app.
Another cool thing about ShowMe is that it is cloud-based, meaning that students could upload their finished videos to ShowMe.com and simply share the link with me via Moodle. Students can also download the videos to a computer in mp4 format when they log on to the ShowMe website. I can also see teachers using this app to record Khan Academy-esque tutorials for their students. Richard Bryne, Free Tech for Teachers blogger, posted earlier this year about ScreenChomp, another free whiteboard recorder app for the iPad. It seems to have more features than ShowMe, so I may check it out the next time my students record tutorials. Nevertheless, the kids and I really enjoyed using ShowMe for our first video project using the iPads.
To learn more about ShowMe and download the app, check out their site at http://www.showme.com/