Written by Heath Kelley (@6kelley), DMS 5th-grade, Collaborative Teacher
With many of my daily routines occurring to some extent in the digital sphere, I have found myself recording the activity on my computer screen more each year. I have noticed that I am also receiving an increasing number of still images or screenshots from colleagues explaining their ideas. I wonder what this means for communicating the digital functions within my classroom?
I've often asked myself - am I maximizing the effectiveness of this tool? Is there benefit to delivering instruction this way? How might students benefit from being able to share their own digital thinking? Can this be a tool to involve parents?
I did some research on screen recording and would like to share with you what I've learned and have tried in my classroom.
The real-time recording of the activity on your computer screen, that is saved as a video file. The recording may capture any visual elements occurring on your computer screen such as pictures, videos, websites as well as any audio narration.
What Tools are Available to Screencast?
How do you Share a Screencast Video?
Challenges to Making Screencasts
How Might Teachers Use Screencasts?
How Might Students Use Screencasts?
How about you? Have you thought about possibly using screencasting in your classroom? What ideas come to mind that you would like to try? Let's Talk!
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