Beyond Cuentos – The Making of Student Movies

In February, I was fortunate to receive a WEMTA Outreach grant to continue the work with my students on Beyond Cuentos, a website that is helping us to integrate literacy, languages, and content area material.

My third grade students have started by tackling the multiplication tables. Our first venture wasn’t the best but it gave all of us a chance to see how we needed to show a picture for multiplication. We used ExplainEverything and drew and recorded.

Important side note: Our ExplainEverything app kept freezing so we needed to remember to save after every slide.

After watching our first set of videos, we decided that we could do better. This time we used Doodle buddy to create the picture and then took a screenshot. Using the screenshot in ExplainEverything, students created a product that was more polished and more timely.

Now we are in the stage of revision to decide if the video meets our standards. The funny thing is that my students standards keep increasing as they realize what can be done.



  1. Sheila Fredericks said:

    Very cool! Congrats on a job well done! Love it! <3

  2. Peg Hartwig said:

    Excellent Demo! Yes I too, have experienced the need to save after each slide recording! This app carries a lot of power, so saving is minor for the great options on app publishing!

  3. Reshan RIchards said:

    Very cool indeed! We are preparing an update to be released very soon that should fix a lot of the bugs and freezing. Thanks so much for using the app (and being patient!)!!

    The feedback is extremely helpful to us.

    Reshan Richards
    Co-Creator of Explain Everything

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