Parents' Guide to

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Simplified interactive whiteboard has privacy issues.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Good, but not great

I flip all my classes, and I have been doing this for 2 years now. I was a bit ahead of the pack. I started off using ShowMe, but I later changed to AniMoby. I find AniMoby to be easier to use and has a large library of clip art that helps me to make lessons. ShowMe is a good start though...

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

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ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard is a good tool for easily presenting and sharing step-by-step information through sound and images. Teachers are using this app with some great results, and kids and parents can use it, too. However, be aware of ShowMe's somewhat questionable privacy and safety issues for younger users. You can view Featured ShowMes on the developer's website and search by category or subcategory. From "Why Rivers Are Important" to "What Makes a Million," the audio/visual combination of a ShowMe can be quite engaging. It's a great way to share a lesson; kids can repeat it as many times as they want. One downside is that users can't create more than one page for a lesson. But the upside is that the app has many uses. Looking to give homework help to your kids? Parents who need to brush up on a topic can look for a brief ShowMe for review. Also, kids who want learn the process for solving a math problem can write it out and play it back to see if they're on track. If you're mindful of ShowMe's privacy and safety issues, it's a viable option as both a creation tool and a collaboration platform.

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