Screencasting in Literacy Rotations

Year 6 students will be exploring two apps that are sometimes known as Screencasting apps.

See Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Screencasting here and an iTunesU screencasting collection.

Students will consider the features of the apps and select one to create a demonstration video on a topic of their choosing. We will then share these with other students using Augmented Reality and add to a tutorial wall with student recommended apps.

The two apps we have identified are ShowMe and Explain Everything. There are many more that you could use to create a similar result. Both apps allow you to annotate, animate, and narrate a presentation.

See this guide for Teaching and recording a process using an iPad (@iPadWells).

Before students actually create their tutorial they need to plan their presentation using a story board.


Read this post before you start Steps in Creation.


ShowMe App Tutorials

Explore the ShowMe community to learn from others.

ShowMe PDF

Explain Everything App Tutorials

Explain Everything PDF 

Excellent tutorials and resources are  also available at the STiLT website  (see a few links below):

Navigating the home screen
Building your project
Recording narration
Exporting and saving your project


These resources are also available on the Year 6 Literacy Rotations page in Moodle.


Apps for Lower Primary Students: Implementation, Reviews and lists

Places for find educational apps

Consider the following two websites as excellent starting points:

Kathy Schrock’s iPads in the Classroom

and EdTechTeacher’s iPad As

I want my students to… series 

I want my students to





21 things for 4 iPads – excellent place to start as an educator




Slidetolearn resources

 iPads in Education

21st steps – Victorian Government

Kolbe Catholic College

iPad Kolbe Catholic College

Redlands College

West Moreton Anglican and More Apps

iPad Implementation – Larkin

Tony Vincent iPads

Interesting ways….

iPads in Primary Education



IER App review

iPads for Education

1,000 Education Apps Organized By Subject & Price | Edudemic

Appitic (searchable by subject area)


Commonsense Media 

UKEdChat EduApps

Apps for Teachers



Apps for Prep, Year 1 & 2 students

App list from Manor Lakes

 40 apps for young learners

Apps for learning 

Learning Tools – Pre School/Prep

Pinterest Year 5-6 year olds

Geeks for Juniors – Year 1 apps

Essential Apps Ages 2-6




Create your own e-books on the iPad

One way that we can encourage creativity with our students is through student designed and published e-books.

The Digital Shift additionally has an excellent post about Travis Jonker’s ereader journey with Yr 5 and 6 students.

Create your own ebooks using these tools from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning’s blog.

See more useful resources at my diigo ebooks list.
Create your own E-Book for your iPad

Kathy Schrock’s BLOOMIN APPS

Using Bloom’s with ipads and android devices – check out BLOOMIN’ APPS

Kathy Schrock is a well respected educator who is constantly producing fantastic resources for teachers to use in their classrooms.

Check out these resources to use with the iPads (and android). These are based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Kathy Schrock

Andrew Churches Edorigami

Dr L O Wilson


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