Loom has added transcription, which is huge for accessibility. ALL plans, even free plans, will have the transcription feature for FREE! This includes not just ones you recorded today, but ones you recorded years ago. All of a sudden, ALL your vides will have transcription! So open your oldest video in Loom, and you’ll find that there’s now a transcript. You may discover that it’s not 100% correct, at least I’m assuming, because it’s automated, right? It’s machine learning, so it’s not gonna hear every word perfectly. For example, when I say “definitely”, my phone always types “deathly”. Why does it do that? So weird. I must need to pronounce “definitely” better. Anyhow, I can go in and edit the mistakes in the loom transcript, even in the free version, which is awesome!
Stitch Loom Recordings Together
Loom has also added the ability to stitch recordings together. So, if you record a video on Monday, and then record another on Tuesday, you can stitch them together to make one video. SO nice for Loom users!
Screencastify or Loom? Trying to decide which of the two big dogs in classroom screencasting to use? Well, I’ve got your back. And not only do I have your back, but I have it in 4 formats: text, infographic, video, and podcast. Choose your flavor and get your learn on!
In the 8th episode of Season 2, I talk with Jornea Armant of Flipgrid about video creation tools and connecting students with the entire learning community. We discuss Flipgrid, WeVideo, Seesaw, Adobe Spark, screencasting tools and more. Also, in my Soapbox Moment, what we do when a tech tool goes away.
I think that educators’ definitions for the term student voice are inconsistent – some seem to believe that it simply means – hearing each student’s answer or thinking
– while others believe that it means empowering the students to have a voice in some (or all!) aspects of their education.
Mike made it clear in his response that he subscribes to the 2nd “definition” of student voice. His response fits with the description that Edutopia uses: student voice involves letting “students’ input and expertise … help shape their classroom, their school, and ultimately their own learning and growth.”
I definitely believe that that is the type of student voice that we want to strive for. In a recent #EduDuctTape chat, educators shared their favorite tool for empowering student voice. It’s important to note that simply using the tool doesn’t provide opportunity for or empowerment of student voice. It’s all about how you use it.