Streetsboro First Graders Use Educreations for Reading and Science

This week in the AT&T Classroom the Streetsboro first graders have been using Educreations as a tool for literacy and science learning. Educreations is a multi-platform tool that allows the computer or tablet to function as a digital dry erase board. The tool’s features allow the device to record the student’s voice and his/her writing and drawing which can be saved for playback. Once a student finishes their assignment or project in Educreations, they can save their work and then access it from any device with a web browser. The Streetsboro first graders have used Educreations as a design/drawing tool and as a literacy tool. During science, the first graders used Educreations to demonstrate what they have learned about landforms by using the drawing tools within Educreations to illustrate and label a specific landform. During their literacy block, the first graders are using Educreations as a tool for reading fluency practice. The students use the camera feature within the app to take a photo of a passage from their book then use the app’s microphone to record themselves reading the passage aloud. The app allows the students and teacher to be able to play back & listen to the passage to assess reading fluency.