Is Screencasting worth using?

Screencasting is when a teacher records a video on what is on an interactive whiteboard and then records their voice to help explain topics further. For math, this could be used to show how teachers would solve a particular problem. Two reasons I would use screencasting in my classroom are:

  1. Flipped Classroom: screencasting is a great way to put flipped classroom into use. A teacher can go through and explain a notes sheet and problems to go along with it. This way students can follow along and they can hear and see what the teacher is doing. I also think this is a great way for teachers to use screencasting because then students can review and look over the video whenever they want.
  2. Test Review: After a test, a teacher can go through the test and explain how and why they would do each problem. I think this would be a great way for students to compare what they are doing to what they should actually be doing. Also after tests, I know from experience, that students don’t know how to fix what they got wrong and usually teachers move on with the lessons after a test. Using a screencast would allow students to correct themselves.

The only downside to using screencasting for notes and review is that not everyone always has access to technology. I know that not all families can afford internet or a computer at home. But I believe that I could work with students to try and give them just as much access as the other students.


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