Tech Tips #3.07

Week of October 5, 2015

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Screencasting (or screen recording) combines text, images, video, live drawing, and audio recordings into a powerful showcase of learning that can be created on a computer, laptop, or iPad.

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Examples of Screencasting by Students

  • Students can create presentations that show their learning with visuals and audio components.
  • Students can create flipped video lessons for themselves, fellow students, and others.
Explain Everything In Science Planets 2
AP Stats Project - Author Kelly Using Explain Everything
Analogy: Educreations (Example 2)
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Examples of Screencasting by Teachers

  • Teachers can create a video for online, hybrid, blended, and flipped learning by students.
  • Teachers can provide personalized video feedback to students.
  • Teachers can create a live recording during a class activities. The video can then be shared with students who were absent or need additional viewing.
Screenchomp - Geometry HW 11/8 & 11/9 #4
Digital Feedback on Student Writing
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Screencasting with a laptop OR computer

You will need a microphone that is connected and enabled on your computer for audio recordings.


  • Screencastify - Click here to learn more. This extension only works in the Chrome browser and saves your recordings to Google Drive. Watch the video below to learn more.
Introducing Screencastify
  • ActivInspire - You can create screenrecordings using Promethean ActivInspire. Watch the video below to learn more.
ActivInspire-Screen Recorder
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Screencasting with an iPad

There are many free options for screencasting. All apps shown below are FREE and may require account creation to use. NOTE: The list below is a starting point, you or your students may find other apps that you like better.
High School Staff and Students also have access to Explain Everything. Visit the links below to learn more about Explain Everything and how to download it to your iPad.
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