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Resources for creating and editing video

The use of video can be an engaging way to teach students new concepts or reinforce previous learning. Video also allows teachers to "flip" their classrooms. One version of a flipped classroom involves students watching a video from the teacher outside of class, and then spending class time applying the skill or concept presented in the video. Video offers teachers a unique way of presenting and modeling concepts in class. There are several resources which allow teachers to make quality video presentations for their students. Students also can use these resources to make video productions about what they've learned in class, first writing a script and then making their video. Fortunately, teachers and students don't need to buy expensive video equipment to make video presentations. They can use smart phones, tablets or webcams to film or take pictures for the video and then use various online tools and apps to edit and produce their video presentations.

Additional Video Resources

Vizia -add interactivity to videos

Convert a PowerPoint to a video - directions for turning a PowerPoint into a video

WeVideo -video creator & editor

Powtoon -animated video creator

Khan Academy -educational videos on math & other topics

TedEd -videos with lessons

Google Hangouts - a chat and video call service from Google

YouTube in the Classroom - EdTech support site for using YouTube in your classroom

Screencasting Tips and Tricks - a video from MPS EdTech Live! about screencasting and getting started with Educreations and Screencastify, two screencasting technology tools.

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TEC1204: Getting Started with Screencasting

Screencasting can be a powerful way for teachers - and students - to demonstrate knowledge of content and problem-solving skills. Teachers can use screencasts to "flip" lessons, while students can create their own screencasts to demonstrate mastery of skills. In this online course, delivered through Canvas, you will learn how to create your own screencasts. The objective of this course is to discover screencasting tools and apply screencasting tips to create a screencast that you will be able to use with your students. This course is intended to take about 75 minutes, but could go longer or shorter. It can be completed in one sitting or can be broken up into smaller sessions. Register for the course through the ERO system.