everything you need to know about screencasting
By Israa lulu 📅 October 2022
Videos are a great way to inspire learning, provide agency, and spark creativity. It is an excellent way to convey ideas and deliver content. When we present content through interactive and well-prepared videos, the audience will be engaged and have a forever resource that they can revisit whenever they want.
Whether you are a teacher, trainer, instructional coach, student, or content creator, this post is just for you!
Screencastify is one of my top extensions for 2021 that made my life easier as an educator, trainer, and EDULeader. I used it to create instructional and training videos for my team and share with them recorded feedback. However, it is not limited to this. You can also use it as an assessment tool or tool for communication. What makes this extension unique: is that it allows you to record yourself, your browser, or your desktop. Also, you have the option to embed your webcam and microphone and enable the count-down to get ready before you start.
So, what is it?
Screencastify is a Chrome extension that is incredibly easy to use.
How to Download it?
Go to the Chrome Web store.
Type Screencastify in the search box.
Add to your extension >> it will show to the right of the address bar in your browser.
How can I learn more about it?
1- Go to Screencastify Certification Courses.
2- Go to (Your Account) >> Sign in with your Gmail.
3- Enroll in one of the courses.
Screencastify courses are self-paced courses that include on-demand tutorial videos. You can start whenever you want, pause, replay, and come back to the videos for quick-refresh whenever you need. You can also turn on the captions and clip the speed. The courses provide inspiration and innovative ways of using videos in the classroom.
More About Screencastify Courses:
If you complete the five courses, you accomplish more than 2 Hours of Professional Development and secure five different certifications. The value of these courses extends beyond incorporating Technology in the classroom. It is also relevant for content creation and Vlogging. By completing any of the courses, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a digital badge that you can add to your email signature or float everywhere on social media.
Here is the list of courses available in the Screencastify courses library:
1- Excellent Editor ⭐:
Excellent Editor is a 30 minutes course that will guide you on how to edit a video like a boss! You will learn how to merge videos, change the video looks (by manipulating different parts), make the content more interactive and personalized, and encourage reflection. Furthermore, it includes valuable tips and tricks to grab the viewer's attention and boost audience engagement.
2- The Flash:
The Flash is a short 10-minutes course that trains you on the Screencastify record foundations and provides a general overview of creating interactive videos. It covers the same content as the Excellent Editor course but with a different trainer and a faster pace.
3- Master the Screencast ⭐:
Master the Screencast course is a one-hour course that covers various skills to rock video editing! In this course, you will delve deeper into Screencastify. You will learn how to use different tools effectively, create innovative videos for students, and engage the parents in the learning journey. It also focuses on providing autonomy, agency over learning, and suggestions to make thinking visible in the classroom. Moreover, it includes techniques and strategies to flip your classroom or PD session.
4- Screencastify Genius:
The Screencastify Genius course is designed for teachers to help them transform instructions delivery by planning interactive lessons using the 6-Steps Lesson Design Process.
The course is full of creative ideas to promote collaborative learning. But, for me, the last part was my favorite! As it stretched my knowledge in providing constructive and continuous feedback.
5- Screencastify Skilled Submitter⭐⭐:
This course is my favorite! It aims to provide you with essential skills to use Screencastify Submit efficiently and productively. You will access step-by-step video guides to create assignments or assessments, configure them with your personalized settings, share them with learners in multiple ways, view student contributions, and provide feedback.
And guess what? All this can happen magically without downloading any software, creating an account, or installing an App.
This course inspires you to promote student voice in the classroom, embed Social-Emotional Learning, and facilitate a good relationship with your audience or learners. Like all Screencastify courses, the course is rich with innovative ideas to engage educators in different PLC remote activities.
This is it for today, we'll be in touch with more ways for levelling up!
Don't stop until you're proud!
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