Last week I shared a Symbaloo of resources for using Explain Everything here, and with the staff at my school. When I shared at school, one of my friends asked a question I couldn’t answer right away.
“Can you mute the mic while you draw in Explain Everything?”
I had no idea. As far as I knew it didn’t look like there was a way. But, I got to Googling, and after some pretty decent digging, it turns out you can!
Here’s an excellent tutorial that I found, made by Rockwall ISD, that shows how to add the mic mute button.
If you don’t need the whole tutorial, here’s an overview of how to show the Explain Everything mic mute button …
Tap settings, and select the “Record” tab. Then just turn on the “Show MIC MUTE button”.
Here’s what it will look like, right next to your time counter. Tap the mic to mute or unmute.
We used the mic mute button this week while we recorded some writing on a screencast. It was awesome to not have to have a silent group of wiggling students while we worked! It does leave the video a bit quiet, maybe next time we’ll add in some music.