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ShowMe

Learning and Teaching App


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Published 09/12/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

ShowMe provides users with a visual way to learn and share information with others. The application works on the user’s iPad. Users can begin by accessing the interactive white board created by ShowMe. The board allows the user to write out any problem, diagram or other instructional tool to show others how to complete something. Users can share information through the white boards, which are very versatile because of their simple design. The average internet user can show someone else how to complete a task or problem while educators can use ShowMe to supplement their student’s learning experience. A ShowMe can be made publically available or set to private so only a few people can access it. Public ShowMe white boards appear on the user’s profile while those set to private require access to a video link. ShowMe can be used for math problems, how to guides, instructions, sports plays and almost anything else.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

ShowMe was founded in August of 2009 by CEO San Kim and CTO Karen Bdoyan. The pair wanted to design a functional learning tool that could be used by just about anyone on Earth. Kim brought his experience as a teacher while Bdoyan offered his technological skills to create ShowMe. The application is currently used in many classrooms by educators all over the world.

What are the differences to other apps?

ShowMe is very flexible, which makes it an appealing option for educators. The application offers users a simple white board environment to create lessons that can help take their students further in their education. The White Board is displayed as a video and accompanied by the user’s audio lesson so the viewer receives information through visualizations as well as audio.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

ShowMe keeps things simple so the focus remains on the learning experience. The website includes a handful of eye-catching colors used sparingly in the logo and through text on the site. The white boards look much like a real life white board. They are essentially a simple white box that the user can write or draw in. The user can select different colors and create their white board presentation by recording audio as they go. The application is simple to learn and can be used in many ways.

How does the registration process work?

A new user has two options when registering for a ShowMe account. The first is to click the blue and white Facebook “Log In” button found in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. Users who prefer to use the traditional registration form can click the blue “Sign Up” link to the right of the button. The form asks for a first and last name, email address, username and password.

What does it cost to use the application?

The cost of ShowMe makes it even more appealing to educators and others. Every user is given access to all current features for free. There are no subscription fees or other expenses associated with using ShowMe. This also makes ShowMe a great choice for organizations that operate on a very limited budget.

Who would you recommend the application to?

ShowMe.com offers an interesting tool for anyone who has something they would like to teach or show others. The application is essentially a simple white board for anyone. The free access makes it appealing to all types of users. Teachers can give their students more ways to learn while others can share what they know by providing instructions and information on a ShowMe white board.

  • Connect and login through Facebook
  • Create your own educational white board
  • Set your white boards to public or private
  • Build a new ShowMe using the iPad
  • Pass a ShowMe along by sharing the video link
  • Download a ShowMe for free as a mp4 file


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