Educreations is an Interactive Whiteboard app that transforms the iPad into a recordable, interactive whiteboard that captures voice and handwriting to produce video lessons. Educreations hosts these lessons online, where they can be shared publicly or with a private group. Students and teachers from around the world can replay the video lessons in any web browser, or from within the iPad app. Since launching only six months ago, more than 50,000 teachers have created and shared lessons on the Educreations platform, and it’s now being used in over 12,000 schools and in 117 countries.
“Educreations enables me to teach my students outside the walls of my classroom and gives me the freedom to spend more time developing hands on learning activities,” said Chris Ming, a high school chemistry teacher in Atlanta. “The recorded lessons allow my students to have anytime access to me and the course content and, as a result, student confidence and grades have increased in my chemistry classes.”
“There are millions of fantastic teachers in the world, and we want to recognize them and celebrate their work,” says Educreations CEO Roberts. “We’re aiming to empower teachers by helping them reach and impact students outside the classroom, and to provide every student with access to the best teachers for them.”
The Educreations company have announced the completion of a $2.2 million Series A financing round from Accel Partners and NewSchools Venture Fund. The financing will enable the company to expand its rapidly growing mobile learning platform and continue pursuing its vision of making personalized learning available to everyone. Educreations was founded by former RockYou product manager Wade Roberts and engineer Chris Streeter.