Knowmia Teach

By Corey James, Instructional Development Services Graduate Assistant

Knowmia Teach is a free app that allows teachers and students to record their lesson plans, allowing others to view them. You can create your lesson plans using different slides and several tools that allow you create various shapes and text. You are also able to import pictures and videos to include within your lessons. When you are recording your lesson plans you are able to record your voice and move or add items within your lesson to create an animation and show students the information without making static slides.

Once teachers have created their lesson plans they are able to participate in the Knowmia Teach community and publish their lessons online. Students are also able to use this app, but they will not be able to make their videos public and they will expire after 30 days. This is a great application for teachers when they are not able to be face-to-face with their students and may need to put their lesson online. It also gives students the opportunity to view the lesson online if they missed the lecture.

You can find more information at http://www.knowmia.com/teachers#knowmia-teach-ipad.

Tutorial Videos can be found at http://www.knowmia.com/browse/teaching/knowmia-teach.

TechTip: Creating a New Lesson

By Brittani Carter, Instructional Development Services Lab Assistant

When creating a new lesson using  “Knowmia Teach”, there are a few simple steps to follow that will make setting up your lesson a success. First once you have opened the application you will be brought to a default screen. On this screen you will see the option to create a new lesson.

Once you have selected create a new lesson it will bring to a new created lesson with no information. Once your directed to this screen, the next step you would want to take would be to select at the top of the screen “Lesson Info”.

Once you have selected “Lesson Info”, a screen will appear with a number of different fields for you to customize your entire lesson the way that you would like. You will the form out from top to bottom beginning with the lesson title and so on.  Once you have titled your lesson the next field will allow you to select the subject that your lesson falls within.

For example, these subjects include science, teaching, language, math, etc. Once you have chosen a subject you can select a sub- category located below, which will place your lesson in a particular group for people searching for similar lesson/topics that you shared.  After you have finished that, your allowed a space below where you can fill in a lesson description and also links that will allow additional help for those using/previewing your lesson.

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