Although iPads have been labeled as consumption devices, there are a growing number of apps that are designed to have the user create content, and this can be a powerful piece to using iPads in the classroom. Explain Everything is one such app, and it allows teachers and students to create presentations, or record screencasts to demonstrate a concept or illustrate a tutorial. Combining inking, images, text, and voice, Explain Everything offers a one-stop shop for student created work.
The first step to creating is to start a New Project. If you have photos or documents stored on your device or in an online provider such as Evernote or Dropbox, you can begin your project by directly importing the item. Once you start a project, you can also add more images or documents into your project.
Open Explain Everything and Create a new blank project. Alternatively, you can elect to import something from Evernote, Dropbox, Photos, or other sources.
On the bottom toolbar, you will find a slide sorter navigation, as well as a recording/playback tool. Explain Everything allows you to record your projects, adding your voice through the built-in microphone as you ink or manipulate anything on your project screen.
NOTE: Each slide will only contain what's recorded on that slide. Currently, you are unable to record across multiple slides in one recording. However, you can record on multiple slides individually, and add to existing recordings.
Try making a recording. Press the Red record button, and practice using the built-in microphone (top of device for iPad 2, 3). Try making a recording on more than one slide.
There are a ton of ideas and the Explain Everything website has a growing number of video tutorials and print guides available on their website: http://www.explaineverything.com/video-guides.html
Here's an example of using Explain Everything to annotate a website.
Try one of the tutorials found on the EE website, or come up with an innovative lesson plan of your own to using Explain Everything in your classroom.