Educational Technology

March 16, 2014

The Teacher’s Guide To Using Screencasts In The Classroom

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Kate Lewis, Edudemic

Screencasting is getting a lot of attention as a tool for teachers when using the flipped classroom model. Certainly, screencasts are a great tool for teachers to create presentations for their students to view at home. But I think that screencasting is most powerful when it is used as a student creation tool. Screencasts take a typical presentation a step further by requiring higher order thinking skills; not only do students create the presentation, but they also have to explain their thinking. There are many excellent screencasting applications available, including Show Me, Educreations and Explain Everything. The students in my eighth grade English Language Arts classes recently used Explain Everything on iPads to create grammar screencasts. It was great to see the students engaged and having fun while learning about a topic that usually they would do anything to avoid!

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