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What’s It Like? Knowmia Teach is a tool for capturing teacher- or student-created videos on an iPad. Users can create slides that include images, diagrams, or text and then record themselves as they speak, draw, use a pointer, and otherwise walk viewers through their slides. Resulting videos (which can be up to 15 minutes long) are then stored on the developer’s website.

Price: Free

Grades: 6-12

Pros: Users who explore the intro lesson and play with the features will be rewarded with impressive results.

Cons: Some features for sharing and recording are available only with the paid version, and some users might find the interface too complex.

Bottom line: This is an excellent screencasting tool for teachers who need a secure online space for sharing videos.


About the Author:

Stephen Noonoo

Stephen Noonoo is a former editor of eSchool News. He has served as a consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and as managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.