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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Three Ways to Use Screencasting In Your Classroom

Creating videos doesn't have to be a complicated process. Screencasting is one relatively easy way to get started making videos in your classroom. Screencasting is the process of recording the actions that are happening on your laptop, tablet, or phone screen. Here are three ways that you can use screencasting in your classroom.

Simple Slideshow Video Lessons
Have slides? Record yourself talking over the slides. Try to keep this kind of video short, under five minutes, or you risk losing your students' attention. Using a tool like Screencast-o-matic that lets you record your webcam at the same time as your screen to include your face in the video. That can give it slightly personal touch. If you're a dedicated PowerPoint user you can even create an screencast video within PowerPoint.

Whiteboard Videos
There are plenty of iPad apps and Android apps for making whiteboard videos. ShowMe is a good representative of those apps. On a Chromebook, MacBook, or Windows computer use a screencasting tool like Screencastify in the Chrome web browser to record while drawing in Google Drawings.

Tech Help Videos
If you're the person that everyone in your school emails for help with their tech problems, you need to have a good screencasting tool at the ready. Loom is a fantastic tool for making quick screencast videos to answer requests for tech help. You can launch Loom from the Chrome browser or directly from your email inbox. Click here to learn how to create a screencast right from your email inbox.