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Screencasting adds a new depth to teaching and learning for you and your students

Screencasting Adds a New Depth to Teaching and Learning for You and Your Students

Going Digital in the K-12 Classroom

An Advancing Literacy Workshop


Technical issues
Technical Issues

  • During the Wimba session we are limited in our ability to solve most technical problems. However, if you experience technical problems during this Wimba workshop, you can call:

    866-350-4978

    Wimba Technical Assistance


Welcome
Welcome

Today’s Agenda:

  • What screencasts are and some ways to create your own, plus where to upload them on the web

  • Ways to use screencasts for teaching and learning.

  • Independent Practice & Follow Up Discussion

  • Questions & Answers


Introductions
Introductions

  • Amy Beavers - [email protected]

  • Tim Chase – [email protected]

  • LeAnne Hilderbran – [email protected]

  • Wayne Honeycutt – [email protected]


What is a screencast
What is a screencast?

A movie that captures the display from a

computer screen along with someone talking

about what is being shown

Who can create a screencast?

Anyone with something to teach or present


Uses of screencasts
Uses of Screencasts

  • Tutorials for students and teachers

  • Video book talks

  • Fluency practice

  • Share projects

  • Explain answers

  • Demonstrate software features

  • Read-aloud accommodations


What are your ideas for using screencasts
What are your ideas for using Screencasts?

Use the text tool on the e-board to type your idea in the blank space below or use the text chat box in Wimba.


Advantages of using screencasts
Advantages of Using Screencasts

  • Can learn by example

  • Learner can see every step of a process in detail

  • Learner can pause or rewind to move at own pace

  • Creator can explain in detail what is difficult to explain in words (Clear, complete instruction)

  • Can mimic a one-on-one classroom experience


What is required
What is required?

  • A good idea

  • Video capture software

  • Microphone

  • Site for distribution

  • Willingness to share ideas




Share your work
Share your Work Jing….what’s next?

  • Add to a SmartBoard lesson

  • Post to a blog

  • Upload on YouTube


Masher com
Masher.com Jing….what’s next?

Home Page

Registration


How to mash
How to “Mash” Jing….what’s next?

http://www.screencast.com/users/Wayne518/folders/Jing/media/118ac0b2-c8cc-49af-8fe5-697f8b3424a5

  • Allow a little time for video to buffer before viewing

  • Please press the large play button


Other mash features
Other Mash Features Jing….what’s next?


Other web computer tools
Other Web & Computer Tools Jing….what’s next?

  • Movie Maker (FREE with Windows)

  • Audacity – an additional MP3 plug in is also required…all for FREE http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

  • Freemake http://www.freemake.com/

    • FREE video downloader AND converter


Questions answers
Questions & Answers Jing….what’s next?

  • To ask a question:

    • With a mic: press the “hand” button at the bottom of the screen and you will be acknowledged and may ask your question.

      Then press “Ctrl” on your keyboard to speak.

    • Without a mic: type your question in the text chat box at the lower left of the screen


Next steps
Next Steps Jing….what’s next?

  • Over the next two days try out some of the tools we’ve shared with you here and think about how you can use them in your classroom with your students.

  • Briefly share your ideas and creations via our professional development blog


Next steps1
Next Steps Jing….what’s next?

  • That discussion is at the Adolescent Literacy Ning at:

    http://adolescent-literacy.ning.com/group/advancingliteracy

  • Scroll down the page to find the discussion forum for this presentation titled:

    Screencasting Adds a New Depth to

    Teaching and Learning for You and Your Students

  • Information about this is included in the workshop packet we sent out in an email.


For more information
For More Information Jing….what’s next?

For more information about this workshop and others go to the Center for Adolescent Literacies website at:

http://literacy.uncc.edu/

Presentation materials including this Power Point are posted at:

http://literacy.uncc.edu/professional-development


Thank you
Thank You! Jing….what’s next?

Thank you for joining us today. In about a week, you will receive a short survey that helps us evaluate these workshops. Thanks in advance for filling that out.

For additional questions contact:

Bruce Taylor

Director, The Center for Adolescent Literacies

at UNC Charlotte

[email protected]


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