Creating Videos for Class

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One thing that has been used a lot during 1:1 implementations and in general, is the production and use of videos by teachers for students.  You can record yourself working through problems for students to review or see if they were sick, you can record a discussion to have your students analyze and you can even just record a demonstration for others to view.  We can easily create videos and have students watch them in or out of class.  


Note:  This is not about the Flipped Classroom, this is just about creating videos dealing with classroom content.  


There are a variety of tools that you can use to create your videos.  Screencast-O-Matic, Movenote and Google Hangouts are easy tools to use that are free to use.  You can also use your smartphone, tablet, or digital video recorder to record video and post it online.  I will go over these options in the videos below.  You can also use a variety of iOS and Android apps that can do screen captures or similar techniques to create videos.


iOS Apps = ShowMe, Explain Everything, ScreenChomp, Educreations.


Using Google Hangouts to Create Classroom Videos

(video created using Screencast-O-Matic)



Note = If others are joining your hangout, it automatically switches the main video part to whoever is talking.  You can set yourself to always be the main video part if you want.


Using Screencast-O-Matic to Create Classroom Videos

(video created using Google Hangouts)



Using Movenote to Create Classroom Videos



Using an External Video Camera (or smartphone/tablet)






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