Imagine this scenario if you will (or perhaps you’ve been in this situation):
Yesterday, you just introduced a new topic to the class and gave the students instructions on their upcoming project. There were two students absent. Today, both of those students who were missing are feeling much better and want to know what they missed. You now have to take the time to update them and give them all the required information. When do you do this?! You don’t want them to fall behind! You need to teach today’s lesson and there is no time after school. What do you do?!?
Screencasting is the ability to record your computer screen with audio.
This ability opens up a world of possibilities!
Check out this example taken from http://digitalthinkalouds.weebly.com/:
Pretty cool, right?
There are several different tools out there on the market for screencasting. My two favorite apps with free options are Screencastify and Screen-cast-o-matic. Both are simple to use and install. If your students are on a Chromebook, Screencastify has an extension that can quickly be added to Chrome.
Are you ready to try?
Keep these things in mind before you start:
How do you plan to use screencasting? Share in the comments!