William Glasser said:
“We Learn . . .
10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of what we see and hear
70% of what we discuss
80% of what we experience

95% of what we teach others.”

So let's GET our students experiencing, creating & teaching others!

Student-Created Videos

Using a Tablet Computer, students can create videos in which they demonstrate their learning on a subject.  In doing so, they:

  • demonstrate their own knowledge on a subject
  • create a video that can be shared at Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • create a video that helps their teacher assess their understanding
  • create a video that can (potentially) be shared with other students for learning

Publish the videos quickly with Tackk

Which app?

There are many "whiteboard" programs on tablets that allow students to have a blank screen with which to work.  As I share ideas with educators, I like to stick with the ones that are free whenever possible.  Therefore, when I did my example, I used the Show Me app on my iPad. Some other apps include: Educreations & Explain Everything.  Explain Everything costs $3 per iPad, and Educreations seems to only allow publishing of videos with their premium version.


The steps I took were:

  1. Opened the show me app.
  2. Clicked on the red record button & then spoke into the iPad as I wrote out my math problem and explanation.
  3. Chose Save ShowMe (upper left corner--the "close" button becomes "Save" as you begin a new file.
  4. Chose the option of COMPLETE (choices were complete or draft).
  5. Watched the preview & selected SAVE when I was happy with it.
  6. Named my "ShowMe" file.
  7. Chose Topics that it related to.
  8. Chose my ShowMe file from the gallery of created files by clicking the gear in the top right corner.
  9. Chose Privacy Options. (Shared with the Community--privately posting is only available with the premium version of ShowMe.)
  10. Clicked Share.
  11. Emailed the link to myself.

Quickly & Easily into Tack

The steps I took were:

  1. Copied the link that the ShowMe app emailed to me.
  2. Opened my Tackk.
  3. Chose Insert Media.
  4. Pasted the link.
  5. Selected Embed when the video loaded.
  6. Voila!  See below!

Actual Student Example: