ShowMe is an app that I’m starting to really enjoy. Even though I don’t enjoy talking a lot, this app makes it easier to speak, because you can illustrate what you are trying to say.
In the past, I’ve encouraged students to use the app, because it would help them combine images with their voice. An added bonus is having the ability to draw on the picture that you’re talking about. Here is an example of a young student making connections between art & math: Gingerbread
Today, I was preparing for a substitute teacher. I like to provide detailed notes, which is both good and bad. Good for the substitute, but a bit of a headache to prepare. Lately, I’ve used a lot of photos in my lesson plans to help illustrate many points, but today I thought I’d try something new. I took pictures of some of my students’ materials to use for a ShowMe.
Even though I made a number of mistakes, I can still see the potential for using this app productively in the future. Can you think of ways that you’d like to use this app in your classroom?