Awesome Classroom Uses of #EduGIFs Created with Screencastify

This is a sponsored post. All opinions, however, are my own. I am absolutely geeking out about Screencastify giving users of its FREE plan the ability to export their screencasts as GIFs! For years, people have asked me how they can make GIFs like the ones that I make, but for free.  I’ve always had multiple tools … Continue reading Awesome Classroom Uses of #EduGIFs Created with Screencastify

Student Projects with Screencastify Presentation

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3 Screencastify Features You (Probably) Didn’t Know About

Screencastify is my favorite “lightweight” screen recording tool. I prefer it because 1) it works on Chromebooks, 2) it syncs to Drive and 3) it has all 3 important options (webcam, screen and webcam + screen).  Recently, I discovered 3 features that I hadn’t realized were there – and I’m guessing you hadn’t either.  So, … Continue reading 3 Screencastify Features You (Probably) Didn’t Know About

Screencastify for Feedback

I’ve done a number of posts about Screencastify, but recently I was reading a blog post that presented an idea that I had not previously thought of.  In it, the author talks about using a screencasting tool to give both visual and auditory feedback on a student’s work.  It seems to me that this would … Continue reading Screencastify for Feedback

Screencastify to FlipGrid

This post by Meghan Zigmund calls App Smashing “The art of imaginatively using multiple apps to create an enhanced project.” Two of my favorite edtech tools right now are Screencastify and FlipGrid.  One missing feature in Screencastify is an easy platform for students seeing each other’s recordings.  One missing feature in FlipGrid is including screen … Continue reading Screencastify to FlipGrid

Screencastify, Paper & Math: Spin It Around, Write It Down, Explain with Sound!

This post originally appeared on the Screencastify blog, here. We all know how important it is for students to demonstrate their understanding of a particular subject or problem by “showing their work.” If your students are using tablets, there are a number of great interactive whiteboard recording apps that allow students to write with a … Continue reading Screencastify, Paper & Math: Spin It Around, Write It Down, Explain with Sound!

Practice Speeches in Screencastify

Giving speeches or presentations in front of their peers can be a really nerve-wrecking activity for students.  We often encourage them to practice, but . . . what’s practice without reflection and self-assessment? Students can use the free Google Chrome extension Screencastify to record themselves giving their speech or presentation.  Then, they can view that recording … Continue reading Practice Speeches in Screencastify

Make #EduGIFs in WeVideo!

For years, people have asked me how they can make #EduGIFs like mine. When I respond and say “I make them in Camtasia,” there’s normally a 2-3 minute delay while they look up the cost of Camtasia. Then, there’s another question: “Any less expensive options?” Camtasia is a fantastic piece of software and is 100% … Continue reading Make #EduGIFs in WeVideo!

10 Tips for Supporting Students with Special Needs in #RemoteLearning

Over the last month or so, educators across most countries have been scrambling to figure out how to deliver content and assignments to students at home, how to connect with them via live video, and how to make sure they were safe and sound.  While we could certainly debate which of these are and are … Continue reading 10 Tips for Supporting Students with Special Needs in #RemoteLearning

#EduDuctTape Live Mini 010: Dan Stitzel

Today’s mini-episode was actually recorded back in early January before most people were aware of the coronavirus and well before the possibility of extended school closures came to those of us in the states. Ironically, I think that the strategies that Dan shared back in January could be incredibly useful in #RemoteLearning. If you are … Continue reading #EduDuctTape Live Mini 010: Dan Stitzel