Showing posts from March, 2018

Screencasting in the Classroom

Screencasting in the classroom is often suggested as a first-step for teachers looking to turn previously created powerpoints or slides presentations into a stand-alone lesson that students can engage with anytime, anywhere, and alone. Basically, screencasting is a process that records a user’s screen and allows the opportunity for a narrator to voice-over or annotate. Though screencasting is a great option for teacher content creation, this post is going to push the envelope and suggest that teachers assign the creation of a screencast as student work.  In primary grades, students can screencast and record their reading of a text and teachers can assess the student’s skill level with certain vocabulary words and other measures of fluency. In math, students can be provided with a fully solved math problem and then narrate the mathematical reasoning that made the solution possible. Or, students can be assigned a problem to completely solve digitally (on a Google Slides show or