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"Screencasting for Educators and Students"


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Kathleen A. Gormley, PhD, and Peter McDermott, PhD

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"Screencasting for Educators and Students"

  1. 1. Screencasting for Educators and Students<br />Kathleen A. Gormley, PhD<br />Peter McDermott, PhD<br />Invited Presentation at Games in Education Symposium, Co-Sponsored by WMHT & Schenectady Community College, Schenectady, NY, August 23, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Want a copy of materials? Give Kay your email!<br />
  3. 3. Who is Kay?<br />Associate Professor in Literacy, The Sage Colleges<br />Secretary of NYSRA, Co-Chair Digital Literacy Committee<br />Teach online, ftf and hybric courses on literacy and digital literacy<br />Sloan-C Certificate in Tools and Techniques of Online Teaching<br />Publications<br />
  4. 4. Who is Pete?<br />Professor at Pace University<br />Vice President, NYSRA <br />Co-Chair Digital Literacy Committee<br />Teaches courses in secondary literacy and digital literacy<br />Publications<br />
  5. 5. Do you Jing? How screencasting can enrich teaching and learning (in press)<br />PDF: Available in Dropbox<br />
  6. 6. Promise of Web Authoring Tools (2011)<br />Source:<br />
  7. 7. Social Bookmarking (2010)<br />Source:<br />
  8. 8. Social Bookmarking<br />Join Us: NYSRA 2010<br />More than Bookmarking<br />Sharing <br />Tags<br />Highlighting<br />Identify tools/websites<br />Commenting<br />Following<br />Groups<br />
  9. 9. Purposes of Workshop<br />To provide practical ways to incorporate screencasting for educational uses.<br />To teach participants how to use Jing and Screencast-o-matic, free Web 2.0 tools.<br />
  10. 10. Questions for You<br />How do you use video in your classroom?<br />How do you use YouTube or TeacherTube?<br />How do you use Vimeo?<br />
  11. 11. What is screencasting?<br />Definition: Video of the computer screen while an author-producer narrates what is displayed.<br />Developed for targeted purposes<br />Often incorporates a variety tools/websites<br />
  12. 12. Why does screencasting matter?<br />Expectation that students will compose digitally<br />CCSS<br />NET*S<br />21 Century literacy demands<br />Development of critical reading/viewing<br />Multimedia – learning styles and student expectations<br />
  13. 13. CCSS—Use technology and media strategically & capably<br />“Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and select those best suited to their communication goals.” [color emphasis added]<br />Source: CCSS for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects<br />
  14. 14. ISTE: NET*S<br />“…expected to apply the basics in authentic, integrated ways to solve problems, complete projects, and creatively extend their abilities.” (ISTE NET*S, 2007)<br />Demonstrate creativity and innovation ✓<br />Communicate and collaborate ✓<br />Conduct research and use information ✓<br />Think critically, solve problems, and make decisions ✓<br />Use technology effectively and productively ✓<br />✓ = Screencasting addresses<br />
  15. 15. Roleof Web 2.0 Tools<br />Multimedia world reading<br />Social nature (Facebook, MySpace)<br />Open Source<br />Easily Used used<br />Tools for task, not reverse<br />Engaging, motivating students<br />Complex reading and writing<br />
  16. 16. How is Web 2.0 different from Web 1.0?<br />Web 1.0<br />One way communication<br />Software aid and installed<br />Mostly receptive<br />Web 2.0<br />Collaborative<br />Free & Open Source<br />Focus on communication with much variety in tool s<br />Image Source:<br />
  17. 17. Collaboration<br />Key Value of Web 2.0—Working with Others via Internet<br />
  18. 18. Jing<br />Modeling how to screencast with Jing<br />Have a go! (10 minutes)<br />
  19. 19. Jing (Video and Screencasting)<br />Recommend for grades two through four<br />Adding images or short video to PPt, glogs, etc.<br />Screencapture too.<br />Time limit = 5 minutes<br />Safe<br />
  20. 20. Suggestion: <br />Limit Time!!<br /><ul><li> Adding images or short video to PPt, glogs, etc.
  21. 21. Screencapture too.
  22. 22. Time limit = 15 minutes</li></ul>Note: stored on screencast-o-matic website<br />
  23. 23. Screencast-o-matic<br />Modeling how to screencast with Screencast-o- matic<br />Have a go! (10 minutes)<br />
  24. 24. Screencast Ideas: Teachers<br />Minilessons<br />How-To sessions<br />Orientation to class website<br />Examples for parents<br />Student of the week<br />Introduction of units of study<br />Remedial instruction<br />Review sessions<br />
  25. 25. Screencast Ideas: Students<br />Summary of learning in content areas<br />Collaboration with others (Google presentation)<br />Step-by-step solutions/models (teach others)<br />Multimedia responses<br />Digital storytelling<br />Integrating online and book content<br />Image Source:<br />
  26. 26. Research to support screencasting<br />Carr, A. & Ly, P. (2009). “More than words”: Screencasting as a reference tool. Reference Services Review, 37(4), 408-420.<br />Das, S. (2010). Increasing Instructor Visibility in Online Courses through Mini-Videos and Screencasting. Online Classroom, (Jul), 8-7<br />Educause Learning Initiative. (2006). 7 things you should know about screencasting. Retrieved from<br /> Mckin, D. (2009, October 13). Jing: How to Screencast. Retrieved from<br />New London Group. (1966). A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures. Harvard Educational Review, 66, 60–92.<br />Sewell, W. & Denton, S. (2011). Multimodal literacies in secondary English classroom. English Journal, 100(5), 61-65.<br />Wilbur, D. J. (2010). iWrite: Using blogs, wikis, and digital stories in the English classroom. Portsmouth: Heinemann.<br /> <br /> <br />
  27. 27. Literacy: Digital, New, Multiple<br />New Literacies (IRA Position Paper, 2009)<br />Collaborative<br />Read and write differently<br />New Strategies <br />Donald Leu and Colleagues<br />Handsfield, Dean & Cielocha& Moran <br />
  28. 28. Animoto<br />Animoto Features<br />Multimedia<br />Fast!<br />Integrates photos and music<br />Visual effects (transitions and animations)<br />Recommend Paid Version<br />
  29. 29. Screenflow<br />ScreenFlow 2.1<br />New Flash Publish feature.<br />64-bit support for audio capture.<br />Automatic saving of documents.<br />Captures screen, microphone, computer sound, video camera.<br />NOT FREE– about $100 with educator’s discount<br />Three steps:<br />Record<br />Edit (Control + one button)<br />Export <br />Optional--SAVE in DROPBOX<br />
  30. 30. Questions<br />
  31. 31. ContactingUs<br />Kay:<br />Peter:<br />Thank you!<br />Hope to see you on Diigo!<br />