Explain Everything

Mmkay. Explain Everything has seriously changed my video creation life. My poor husband: he calls me on his way home from work and so often our conversation is about my video that I am currently working on…even he is pumped by association about Explain Everything!

The beautiful thing about this app (besides that it just gets me) is that it eliminates a step entirely in the instructional video creation process. That is, you do not have to create your graphics in a separate program now! You can actually draw them while you are speaking, or use a laser pointer on them as you are speaking making the entire process more organic. More like when you are actually teaching. So you can be in your students minds when they are at home in a more natural way! Muahahaha

Here is a video that I just made – seriously in like 10 minutes – please don’t judge the bassoon reed bassoon players – this is for bare bones basic beginner articulation *side note – if you have a different way to explain this concept or any concepts that I am teaching through videos/ see a glaring error PLEASE for the love of all musical gods tell me – I am NOT too proud!~

When creating this video, I just started talking and illustrating at the same time. When you see something being written or laser pointed at, I did that while talking which is cool! There are some instances where I would want to create my graphics in that separate program and then save as pictures to insert into a video, etc. BUT this was great for just a quick instructional video so kids can take digital me home with them and learn something!

This program does not offer the ease of adding background music or sound effects like iMovie, so don’t worry – I am still an iMovie girl, but Explain Everything is great for something quick and simple – no frills, but great function!

Speaking of iMovie…You can use these babies in perfect harmony! After you have created your video in Explain Everything, you have many options about what to do next – export seamlessly to YouTube, save to camera roll, export to other things, export to iMovie – you could add your sound effects and background music as well as any other special effects that you desire. Some apps do not offer the option of sharing your video with another program…which is selfish. Explain Everything definitely plays well with others!

Don’t mind my secret word at the end – a little fun and mystery never hurt anyone 🙂

Enjoy!

Related Posts

  • But, how do I get them to watch the video?!But, how do I get them to watch the video?!So you spend some time making videos. Great. Getting your kids to watch them is the next step or they are completely useless to you and to them! Once I started the flipped out process […]
  • Teach Beginning of the Year Classroom Procedures Easily with a Quick Video!Teach Beginning of the Year Classroom Procedures Easily with a Quick Video! Ya'll. I am all about efficiency; using a video to teach classroom procedures is the DEFINITION of efficiency at the beginning of a busy school year! I teach middle school band, but ALL […]
  • Make a procedures video (and ensure a happy day 1!)Make a procedures video (and ensure a happy day 1!) One of the first instructional videos that I made for my students was a procedures video and let me tell you, it is WAY easy! I use iMovie and/or Explain Everything for this project, but […]
  • How to use Google Forms to Create an Online Practice Log! UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2020 Practice Logs are a touchy subject, it seems. While it is so important for kids to be accountable for their practice and getting into the healthy habit of […]
  • 7 Practical Ways to use Canva in Your Band Hall!7 Practical Ways to use Canva in Your Band Hall! If you have been here before, you probably know that I have a teeny tiny obsession with Canva - you would think I work for them (I don't) or am getting paid by them (I'm not) because I […]
  • EDpuzzleEDpuzzle Here's a lucky little tool for VERY EASY flipping! ONLY use EDpuzzle if: you enjoy technologies that are easy to use you want to have your students watch videos to learn and […]

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *