A few of our teachers at school are going to use iPads in class. They are going to use the iPads to control their LCD projectors and whiteboards. I will write about that process as it unfolds, but today I want to share with you an app that I just found and have been playing with. It is the the app called ShowMe. It is an app that allows the iPad user to write on the iPad and record what is written, as well as any audio that you provide while working.
On the left-hand side of the page, you can see that you have a pencil tool, an erase tool, a clear-screen tool, and a picture insertion tool. You can choose pencil colors. And at the bottom of the page is a record button, so you can record what is written on the page. It also records the audio so you can describe what is taking place. This is outstanding for recording tutorial work. It would also be an excellent way for students to demonstrate their understanding. They can do the work and explain as they go. You can save the recording for sharing later with other students.
Once you record your video, you can upload it to ShowMe's website. You will be given the choice of making it public or private. If private, you'll be able to share it with a link. If public, anyone on the ShowMe website would be able to search and find it.
You can title the video, provide a description, and also keyword tag it for future reference.
As you can see here, you can share it on facebook, twitter, or email. I think that this application may prove helpful and easy-to-use for teachers to create tutorials for their students. Give it a try.