Last Friday at the school I teach in, we had a professional development day. One of the topics was video making. This came about from the idea of a "flipped" classroom, but there are so many reasons teachers should be exposed to video creation. My co-worker and fellow geekie teacher, Monique, and I were in charge of assisting teachers as they plowed through what was for many of them, uncharted territory.
As a teacher:
As a student
(and this is just a partial list!)
What device(s) do I need to make a video?This has something that, thankfully, has gotten so much easier in the last few years. ANYONE can make a video!
- Digital video camera
- Flip-style video camera
- Tablet camera (iPad, iPod, Android tablet. etc.)
- iPad whiteboard app such as Educreations and ShowMe or ScreenChomp (all are free)
- Computer webcam
- Interactive white board screen recorder
- Screencast tool (see below)
Screencasts are videos specifically of content on your computer screen. Good free tools for this are
*A screen cast made during a PowerPoint presentation or similar program makes a quick, easy video.
Once you have created a video, depending on what kind of tool you used, options for access are
If you are a teacher, you might want to talk to your tech coordinator and/or integrationist on the best option for you and your students.