Welcome to my blog! I'm Karen Belt, a fourth year teacher working at Lynmore Primary School in Rotorua, New Zealand. I'm teaching in a Year 3 class using iPads to engage and motivate learners and improve student achievement. This blog documents my teaching journey and my learning processes with iPads in the classroom. I've proud of having been a member of the inaugural Manaiakalani Digital Teaching Academy(MDTA) program and last year a Spark Manaiakalani Innovative Teacher (MIT) and Manaiakalani Google Class OnAir teacher.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Explain Everything Classic - navigating the major changes

With the recent Explain Everything update, some of my learners are not sure where to locate features that they use frequently.  I've made some easy help cards for them which I have displayed around the room as a visual reference.  They were all created using Google Draw and they may help other teachers who also use Explain Everything in the classroom.  I've shared some of them below, and they are available to be used by other teachers from this Google Drive folder.

The ones I have so far created are:

  • adding new slides, deleting, moving between slides
  • exporting a project to Google Drive (or similar)
  • opening a project from Google Drive (or similar)
  • saving and exiting from a project
  • deleting audio/video recordings
  • changing colours


  1. Thanks for sharing this Karen. Feel the love.

    1. Thanks Dave :) I always do from the Manaiakalani Crew :)

  2. Kia ora Karen,
    Appreciate you creating and sharing these.

  3. Thanks, Karen! You are fantastic!! This will help me - let alone my students!! :-)

    1. Great to hear Trish! I hope things are going great for your team this year :)

  4. These are very helpful - thanks for creating and sharing :) Lynne

  5. Mrs Belt...YOU ARE AMAZING! Once again you have saved my day with your ever helpful and easy to use E.E hacks. Thank you so very much for always sharing your knowledge with us. T.A