Screencasting For Staff And Student Development


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Screencasting For Staff And Student Development

  1. 1. MACUL 2010 Conference March 11, 2010 Lisa Kelley – Rochester Community Schools Pam Landgraf – Fitzgerald Public Schools
  2. 2. What is a screencast? <ul><li>A  screencast  is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a  video screen capture , often containing audio narration. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia contributors. &quot;Screencast.&quot;  Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 Mar. 2010. Web. 6 Mar. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Screencast? <ul><li>How we got started </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Student Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Student Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Support </li></ul><ul><li>… and more recently, collaboration </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. Staff Instruction <ul><li>Rule of Thumb #1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If more than two people ask for it, it’s worth screencasting. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rule of Thumb #2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If it’s worth teaching at a training, it’s worth screencasting. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: adding signature to email, extracting files from flip camera, changing student levels on Study Island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Student Instruction <ul><li>Use screencasting to give instructions that will be repeated </li></ul><ul><li>Use screencasting if students will need to refer to instructions later </li></ul><ul><li>Use screencasting to provide technical instructions if you’re not there – sub plans </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: How to use MeL, how to take an Accelerated Reader quiz, how to get into Study Island </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. Student Assessment <ul><li>Helps instructor understand which parts of lessons require further emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>Gives the instructor the ability to differentiate lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a low stress situation for students who do not work well under pressure </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Technology Support <ul><li>Use screencasting to communicate with technology staff </li></ul><ul><li>Teach teachers to screencast so they can visually demonstrate questions they have </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: How to fix an error message, how to download software, how to use a software package more successfully </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other ideas for screencasting <ul><li>Excel tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Older students screencast for younger students – mentoring – students to be teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Educating parents about using website/parent portal </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching ell/esl families about tech policies </li></ul><ul><li>Teach teachers to sign up for labs online using Google tools </li></ul><ul><li>Schooldude – for maintenance. How to do form </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry – examples of procedure, using videotape and narration </li></ul><ul><li>Narrating tutorial – slide show </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where it all started - Jing <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible with MAC and PC </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 10. Free Tools - Online <ul><li>Screenr </li></ul><ul><li>ScreenToaster </li></ul><ul><li>ScreenJelly </li></ul><ul><li>Screencast-o-matic </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. Screenr <ul><li>Need Twitter account </li></ul><ul><li>Your work is public </li></ul><ul><li>URL and embeddable player </li></ul><ul><li>5 minute time limit </li></ul><ul><li>Recording screen easy to use </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. ScreenToaster <ul><li>Work can be public or private </li></ul><ul><li>URL and embeddable player </li></ul><ul><li>No real recording time limit </li></ul><ul><li>Must remember keystrokes to use recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Can incorporate webcam for URL or webcam, not downloaded files </li></ul><ul><li>Can add subtitles </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Screenjelly <ul><li>Can sign in with Twitter account or create a separate account </li></ul><ul><li>Work can be marked as private </li></ul><ul><li>URL and embeddable player </li></ul><ul><li>3 minute time limit </li></ul><ul><li>Records full screen – easy to use </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. Screencast-o-matic <ul><li>Create account – can be Twitter account </li></ul><ul><li>Work can be marked as private </li></ul><ul><li>URL and embeddable player </li></ul><ul><li>15 minute time limit on SOM, 10 for YouTube video </li></ul><ul><li>Can add to screencast later </li></ul><ul><li>Recording screen easy to use </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 15. Tips for Screencasting <ul><li>Know your audience </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about time </li></ul><ul><li>What’s in a word? </li></ul><ul><li>Practice makes perfect </li></ul><ul><li>Testing, testing, 1-2-3 </li></ul><ul><li>To edit or not to edit </li></ul><ul><li>Technical issues </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Screencasting In Education Wiki <ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. Questions/Comments