Our seventh grade teachers wanted a tool that would allow students to describe (explain) images and video associated with their Rube Goldberg machine. Explain Everything was the tool of choice.
A huge advantage that Explain Everything has is that individual slides can be recorded. This is especially important as mistakes are made.
See the tremendous detail and creation that went into a production from Mrs. Schwittay's students.
Updated video 2016
Impact On Students:
Critical Thinking: Obviously, thinking through a simple task to make it difficult takes critical thinking. In addition, students needed to vocalize their thought process and rationalization.
Creativity: The creativity in the process was amazing. The teacher couldn't state enough how much students put forth a fantastic effort to make a perfect Rube Goldberg machine.
Collaboration: Four students working together to make one machine and one explanation.