Students are really getting the hang of the features in the Explain Everything app. I have really noticed a sense of individuality and creativity in note taking. Part of my struggle is that I know in high school note taking will be required at some point. Maybe students will look at note taking differently after using an app with multimedia features. At the same time, they are fully engaged in understanding the information this year.
Remember at the end of our journey to the civil war, they must use the Explain Everything app to "tell the story". This will serve as their assessment.