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Connect with your Students using Video Snippets in your Online Classroom -- FREE!


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Connect with your Students using Video Snippets in your Online Classroom -- FREE!

  1. 1. Connect with your Students using Video Snippets in your Online Classroom – Free! Andree C. Swanson, Ed.D. Assistant Professor of Business and Professional Studies
  2. 2. Overview Students want engaging, creative instructional media. If these are created by you, the faculty member, you can increase e-connectivity in the classroom.
  3. 3. Background E-Connectivity -- Social Connection in an Online Classroom Studies have identified the need for… Achieving a social connection (e-connectivity) with their students (Slagter van Tryon & Bishop, 2006) Increasing interactivity that “will help the students' with their understanding” (Swanson, Hutkin, Babb, & Howell, 2010, p. 121).
  4. 4. Background Warm, Friendly, Honest, and Caring Participants 100% agreed that faculty should be: warm, available to answer questions; hold students to a high standard, remain flexible to adult learners; honest in all of their interactions, and demonstrate a caring nature in the online classroom” (Swanson, Hutkin, Babb, & Howell, 2010, p. 119).
  5. 5. Personalize the Message “Videos or podcasts can help students connect with and understand content in a way that print (or slides) alone may not be able to achieve. Videos, blogs, wikis, and discussion forums can also personalize the discipline and allow students to get to know the teacher as an individual who cares about student learning and success. It is one thing for a student to read a syllabus (or any document) about course requirements and expectations, but quite another for a teacher on video to talk about opportunities for learning and his or her teaching philosophy, just as Bain argues the best teachers do in the traditional classroom.”
  6. 6. How does one achieve empathy and caring in the online classroom??
  7. 7. By adding free video
  8. 8. Some free tools
  9. 9. Jing / Screencast
  10. 10. Jing / Screencast Use Jing to… Take Screenshots: Capture an image of what you see on your computer screen Record Screencasts: Record up to 5 minutes of onscreen video (, 2012)
  11. 11. Downloading Jing Go to:
  12. 12. Jing Adding e-connectivity through the use of Jing. Provide qualitative feedback directly on the paper. Explain content areas. Students can hear: Caring voice Empathetic tone Positive tone Explain formatting areas. Demonstrate how to create sections in an academic essay. All of this can be done from your home computer! But, the student feels like you are right there!
  13. 13. Jing Sharing the Screencast with the students. The student will receive a Screencast url from you, the instructor. Nothing for them to download. Students merely copy and paste the URL into a browser, and view.
  14. 14. Jing / Screencast Example Jing Screencast for you to review Open your browser in another window Copy and paste this URL When the page comes up, click on the arrow View the Jing Screencast
  15. 15. Jing Tutorials Go to:
  16. 16. Glogster Free or Inexpensive Easy to have students create an account.
  17. 17. Narrated PowerPoint Add narration to a presentation m/en-us/powerpointhelp/add-narration-to-apresentationHA001230306.aspx How to Record Narration for a PowerPoint Presentation For Dummies watch?v=QZp3jumnWUg
  18. 18. Converting the PowerPoint to Video Turn your presentation into a video m/en-us/powerpointhelp/turn-yourpresentation-into-a-videoHA010336763.aspx How to Convert PowerPoint 2010 Presentations Into Videos watch?v=fTda5Ypv9U0
  19. 19. Another instructional guide How to convert PowerPoint into Video for YouTube or iPod tware/tutorials/convertpowerpoint-video-uploadyoutube-ppt-dvd/2978/ PowerPoint to Video Converter Free m/PowerPoint-to-VideoConverter-Free/30002075_4-10973588.html
  20. 20. VoiceThread A Free account has no limits on viewing, listening or commenting via audio or text, and no one will ever need to pay anything to view and comment on a VoiceThread. A Free account does have some limitations on VoiceThread creation and video (webcam) commenting easily upgrade to a VoiceThread Pro account with unlimited creation and advanced features for less than $5 a month
  21. 21. Xtranormal Xtranormal Movie Maker is a free online animation creating tool that allows the user to create a fully animated CG movie using the tools and options that it provides. Xtranormal Moviemaker service works in combination with Google The user has to create a Google account for himself and log into that account to start using the service.
  22. 22. Voki What is Voki? Voki is a FREE service that lets you: Create customized avatars. watch?v=pZwQTm_5s6Q Add voice to your Voki avatars. Post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile. Take advantage of Voki's learning resources.
  23. 23. Animoto Web application that automatically generates professionally produced videos using patent-pending technology and high-end motion design. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of userselected images and music.
  24. 24. Questions? next
  25. 25. Join.Me
  26. 26. described Use Jing to… Share your screen in real-time The free version allows Internet calling, screen sharing, 250 viewers, share control and the ability to send files. The paid for version ($149/year) adds window sharing, swapping of presenters, meeting scheduler and international option.
  27. 27. Downloading Go to:
  28. 28. Adding synchronized e-connectivity with students. Provide qualitative feedback directly on the paper. Explain content areas. Students can hear: Caring voice Empathetic tone Positive tone Explain formatting areas. Demonstrate how to create sections in an academic essay. All done in realtime!
  29. 29. Sharing the screen – what you will do You connect through You will see a tool like the one below at the top of your screen. The unique code that you will share with students will be here.
  30. 30. Sharing the screen – what students will do Go to They will see this on the webpage. Then they will enter your unique code in this box. Then, click on green arrow.
  31. 31. Screen sharing in real-time Notes to remember FAQs available Desktop and Mobile Apps available
  32. 32. To quote “…ridiculously simple screen sharing tool”
  33. 33. Questions? Evidence next
  34. 34. Evidence
  35. 35. Anecdotal Evidence Students say… I gain from this type of feedback as I am a visual learner. Hearing your voice helps me to understand the concept that you are explaining. Instructor Specialists say… Providing this type of feedback is as though you are sitting with the student and guiding him or her through the paper. Great job! Anyone care to do a study on this?
  36. 36. Break into Short Videos “If a video requires a large amount of information, it is better for me as a student to have the video or audio separated into several separate videos or have one long video that is easy to revert back to sections of it, in order to review material.” (Gladstein, 2008, p. 68
  37. 37. Twitch Speed “Developers should follow the lead of video portals such as YouTube or Google Video and limit their videos to a size that downloads or plays quickly. Given that contemporary learners move at “twitch speed,” shorter length multimedia may be better.” (Gladstein, 2008, p. 68)
  38. 38. Questions? Dr Andree Swanson