Screencasts

A Screencast is a picture or video recording of your computer screen.  You can use screencasts to record lessons, lectures, demonstrations or anything else you wish to capture on your computer screen. These files can then be saved, uploaded to Moodle or emailed to your students as a way to “flip” your classroom.

I think an even more powerful feature of screencasts is the opportunity for students  to demonstrate their learning through teaching. The entire class  can build a resource library of videos pertaining to content they are learning and use it as review or reference throughout the year.

The following are some tools to use for creating screencasts:

Jing
Screenr
Screencast-o-matic
CamStudio

Examples of the power of screencasts in the classroom:

http://www.convergemag.com/classtech/math-screencasts.html
http://digitaldollar.edublogs.org/2010/03/08/screencasts-turn-students-into-digital-teachers/ 

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