Screencasting in the Classroom


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Screencasting is an easy (and FREE) way of making recordings in your classroom. Whether your students create them as they do project-based learning or you create them as you flip your classroom, you’ll love these relevant ideas and free tools to take screencasting to your classroom.

Attendees should be able to answer these questions after attending this session:
1. What is screencasting?
2. What tools can my students use to create screencasts and what is the process?
3. What are some example ideas for student creations and teacher creations?

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  • Create training videos for your staff or students.  Show them how to use a software, a website, or an app on the iPad. -Take screen captures for training documents or web sites. -Flip your classroom.  Create content videos for your students. -Have students record themselves solving problems on an educational website and then post them on your teacher site or blog. -Do you have a student presentation that you would like in video format to publish on your site?  Make a screencast of it!  -Digital storytelling.  Students can voice-over images or videos to tell a story.
  • A brief video tour of the features of My Math Online. You can access many electronic resources that go alone with the My Math Series including the eBook, virtual manipulatives, extra worksheets, and video tutorials.
  • Why not sit a student at a computer, start up Jing, press record, and play a video like this one (you could even use Jing to create student-specific videos like this):
  • Screencasting in the Classroom

    1. 1. Screencasting in the Classroom
    2. 2. Presenter Director of Professional Development 972-275-9251 @diben Diana Benner #TCEAtots @diben @tcea TWEET It!
    3. 3. Goals • Understand what screencasting is • Identify useful screencasting tools • Discuss the process for creating screencasts • Examine examples of student and teacher created screencasts • Have fun!
    4. 4. Session Resources
    5. 5. Today’s Meet Today’s Meet 1. Introduce Yourself • Name, District, Position, Grade Level 2. What is your knowledge of screencasting?
    6. 6. About Screencasting
    7. 7. What is Screencasting?
    8. 8. Why Screencast?
    9. 9. Teacher Uses Source 1. Flip your classroom. Create content videos for your students. 2. Create training videos for your staff or students. 3. Explain to your sub what the students are to do for the day. 4. Make screencasts of your student’s presentations.
    10. 10. Online Lessons Flip your classroom - Create content videos for your students.
    11. 11. Training Videos Create training videos for your staff or students.
    12. 12. Give Feedback Give feedback on student work
    13. 13. Substitute Plans Explain to your sub what the students are to do for the day.
    14. 14. Screencast Student Work Make screencasts of your student’s work or presentations.
    15. 15. Student Uses Source 1. Show understanding or teach others 2. Show off work 3. Illustrate concepts or solve problems 4. Voice-over images or videos to tell a story
    16. 16. Show Understanding/Teach Others
    17. 17. Show Off Work
    18. 18. More Examples Screencasting by teachers Teachers creating screencasts Screencast instructional design process DIY screencasting task list iPad or desktop screencasting practice Screencasting in elementary math stations Teacher feedback using screencasts Research: Learning through screencasts Screencasts for educators and students Talking with students via screencasting TechSmith SnagIt tutorial for teachers Digital differentiation with screencasting Screencasting 101 Screencasting for educators (Schrock) Screencasting for a visual analysis assessment Screencasting with students Students creating screencasts Screencasting lesson plan Amanda's Tech Tool Site lesson
    19. 19. Screencasting Tools
    20. 20. Jing • Free • Download the software to your computer • Record up to 5 minutes • Upload to or download your video • Captures still images and video • Videos are saved in .SWF (Shockwave Flash) format •
    21. 21. Screencast-O-Matic • Free • Download or record directly from the site • Record up to 15 minutes • Allows web cam picture in recording • Videos are saved in .MP4, .FLV, or .AVI format or upload to YouTube •
    22. 22. Screenr • Free • Record directly from the site • Record up to 5 minutes • Log in with your Facebook, Google, Twitter, or other Social Network logins • Videos can be downloaded in .MP4 format or upload to YouTube • Embed code is also provided •
    23. 23. CamStudio • Free • Open-source • Installs on Windows computers only • Recordings are saved as .avi or .swf • Site:
    24. 24. Snag It • Not free • Educational pricing available • Capture great looking images and videos with just a few clicks • Easily customize your screen captures with effects • Show off what's important with the available markup tools •
    25. 25. Adobe Captivate • Not free • Educational pricing available • Sophisticated software for creating elearning • Contains voice and quiz options • Publishing content to mobile devices •
    26. 26. iPad Apps Educreations Download this app to your iPad to easily create screencasts from your device. Share your lesson via email to get the URL to share with your students. You can also embed your lesson on your blog or website. Cost: Free Site: Screen Chomp No accounts to keep track of. Students create their video and get a shortened URL to share with others. Students can also download their work as an mp4 file which can then be embedded in a teacher webpage, shared via Edmodo, etc. Cost: Free Site:
    27. 27. iPad Apps Explain Everything Have your students demonstrate mastery of concepts by creating screencasts using this app. Easy to use and allows students to record their screen as well as their voice. Cost: $2.99 Site: Show Me Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard! ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app Cost: Free Site:
    28. 28. Android Apps Screencasting and screen recording apps for Android AirDroid (mirror) Animoby Explain Everything $ Lensoo Create Screencast Video Rec (root) UTGreat ZScreen Recorder (root)
    29. 29. How to Screencast
    30. 30. Ingredients
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    34. 34. Screencasting Challenge Today’s Meet 1. Choose a topic to create a screencast on 2. Keep it short and plan for a 1-3 minute video 3. Download the software and/or app 4. Record your screencast and share it
    35. 35. Questions
    36. 36. Session Resources 1. Screencasting Links and Resources 2. Kathy Schrock’s Guide 3. Redefining Learning through Screencasting 4. Screencasting Turns Students into Digital Learners 5. Screencasting Edcademy g--eacademy 6. Screencasting in the Classroom 7. Screencasting in your Classroom 8. Cybraryman’s Screencasting Site
    37. 37. Session Resources 8. 7 Things to Know about Screencasting GVka2ljfGd4OmY4ZTQyNmUwMjA3OGI1ZQ 9. Screencasts as a Pedagogical Tool 10. 12 Screencasting Tools 11. 10 Free Screen Recording Softwares For Creating Attractive Screencasts 12. Mguhlin’s Screencasting Apps 13. Mguhlin’s Using Screencastin to Engage
    38. 38. Thank You! follow me on twitter @diben