Screen Casting and Classroom Flipping

ScreenCasting is a fun, and easy way to share your screen with others. ScreenCasting is different from using projectors however. When using a program like QuickTime, you can also record your screen. So you can share videos of your screen, or upload them to youtube.

 

Here are some links to help with ScreenCasting using QuickTime

 

This site teaches how you can utilize the latest features of QuickTime, in Yosemite.

 

 

This video is very professionally done, and is also made by a legitimate company. The video is an extremely in depth, and high quality tutorial about using QuickTime, and how to cast your IOS device onto your computer.

 

This article is by a developed technology expert, and is very well written. It goes over all the new features and details of the new QuickTime Player in Yosemite.

 

 

Flipping

 

A “Flipped Class” is simply a class where a teacher has given out information, or the actual assignment, a day before the class. This can be done by recording a video, and then adding the video to your teacher website, and instructing students to view it for homework. Then, once the students have viewed it, they can take notes, or do an assignment related to the video.

 

Here are some links to help you understand Classroom Flipping

 

This site explains exactly what a flipped class is, and how it could also be used in an upper level classroom.

 

 

This website explains the process step by step with images. It also explains the multiple uses of a flipped class.

 

 

This site is from a company called TechSmith. In this particular page, it explains the usage of their app “Snagit”. Which is a screen recording tool. You can use this, or quicktime. Or no software at all. Some teachers prefer just to record a video with a webcam.

 

 

In some situations, you might not even need to record your own video. You might find a video, or article online related to what you are teaching in class. For example, Khan Academy, is a math, and science site. Which features hundreds of videos, which you can assign your students to watch. If screencasting is brand new to you, you may want to explore other options that are already on the internet.

 

 

Here at Cape, a few teachers have already began to integrate screen casting, or video sharing in their classroom. One teacher who has utilized this method, is Mrs. O’Brien. Often, students will be assigned to watch a video she has made, and then take notes on it. Doing this makes it easier to introduce the lesson, and gives students a better overall understanding. Teachers in the middle school have also began to have flipped classes. Mr. Paradis, a 7th grade science teacher has been creating videos for his students to watch. However, this is not just limited to math and science.

 

 

This blog combines both aspects of a flipped classroom. The video recording, and the actual class. It is a step by step list on how to flip your class.

 

 

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