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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.
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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 • 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 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 • Amy Beavers - email@example.com • Tim Chase – firstname.lastname@example.org • LeAnne Hilderbran – email@example.com • Wayne Honeycutt – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 • 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? 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 • 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? • A good idea • Video capture software • Microphone • Site for distribution • Willingness to share ideas
So, you’ve created a screencast video from Jing….what’s next?
Share your Work • Add to a SmartBoard lesson • Post to a blog • Upload on YouTube
Masher.com Home Page Registration
How to “Mash” 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 Web & Computer Tools • 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 • 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 • 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 Steps • 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 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 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@example.com