Parents' Guide to

Explain EDU

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Powerhouse presentation tool has a multitude of features.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
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  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
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Is It Any Good?

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Explain Everything is clearly an amazing tool for creating multimedia, interactive, and engaging presentations. That said, it may not be the ideal presentation app for some kids. The multitude of options may distract some students from the most important part of presentations: clear, well-organized, accurate content. Still, for kids who are ready for this powerful tool, the technological features on Explain Everything are numerous. From changing the size of the laser pointer to importing almost any content from a variety of sources that you can imagine, to inserting a web browser and drawing content that can be resized or animated, it's packed with options.

One caveat: Since users link from their various accounts (Dropbox, WebDAV, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook) to use content from those sources in the presentations, and they remain linked to those accounts on this app unless they sign out in preferences, there are some privacy concerns. Parents may want to explain to teens that if they don't sign out when not using the app (especially on shared devices at school) content in those accounts can be accessed via this app, which is not password protected. Explain Everything may be best for kids who have already used other presentation apps (such as Educreations Interactive Whiteboard) and want more capabilities, but who also understand privacy concerns and know that solid, accurate content is at the core of any good presentation.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Pricing structure: Paid (There's a one-time $9.99 purchase to use the app. If you want to use the features of the new Explain Everything app, users can upgrade with an individual subscription of $24.99 per year.)
  • Release date: May 8, 2018
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Explain Everything, Inc.
  • Version: 5.0.7
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.1 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: March 29, 2021

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