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Top Ten Tips for Creating Effective ScreenCasts. Top Ten Tips for Creating Effective ScreenCasts Create great looking screencasts by applying these tips.

Top Ten Tips for Creating Effective ScreenCasts

Making Quality Flipped Class Videos. Dozens of Tips & Techniques for Creating High Quality Engaging Screencasts. The creation of instructional videos is one of the many technology-enabled capabilities that the 21st century teacher has at their disposal.

Dozens of Tips & Techniques for Creating High Quality Engaging Screencasts

Instructional videos can be a wonderfully engaging element in teaching. Video content is also usually a fundamental element of the flipped classroom (which regular readers of EmergingEdTech know we’re a big fan of). The low cost of good quality web cams and the availability of free or relatively inexpensive screencasting applications helps to make the development of video learning content easier than ever. Yet all the free or low cost tools in the world do not inevitably yield good quality results. There is an essential element of technique to be considered. With the above in mind, I’ve searched the web and selected ideas from a handful of good web resources and articles on the subject. From “Making Quality Flipped Class Videos” by Jasper Fox: From “Beginning to Flip you Classroom with Screencasting” on Seven Online Classrooms Teachers Can Use to Augment Their Own.

Guest writer Samantha Peters brings us an excellent selection of educational video resources.

Seven Online Classrooms Teachers Can Use to Augment Their Own

Information is abundant online. The problem is sorting out the useful stuff from the overwhelming amount of junk that exists on the World Wide Web. Educators are all too familiar with the unreliable nature of information found on the web, and most of us are familiar with having to debunk a student’s insistence that a particular fact was true because a nameless website told him so. Lessons Worth Sharing. Flipping the Classroom Facilitates Active Learning Methods. In a recent exchange in the media, the USA Today news site sensationalized a study under way at Harvey Mudd College, using the headline “‘Flipped classrooms' may not have any impact on learning“1.

Flipping the Classroom Facilitates Active Learning Methods

As the debate rolled out in the media over this, it became apparent that USA Today had taken the study and published information out of context (I know, shocking). In this commentary published the next day by Harvey Mudd teacher and study participant Darryl Yong we learn that, “the article greatly oversimplifies things by portraying our study as an attempt to answer whether flipped classrooms work or not. That kind of research question is too blunt to be useful.”2 I am a firm believer that a key benefit of flipped instruction is that it frees up some time to enable Active Learning in the classroom. Facilitating Active Learning via ‘the Flip' Of course, going down this path doesn't happen without learning, planning, and effort, so I strongly advocate easing into flipped instruction. 1. 2. 3. 5.

Glossi - Your Passion On Display. Most Common Mistakes in Screencasting. Advertisement When people think about how to start screencasting, they often forget that screencasting is not only a very interesting way of showing something quickly, comprehensibly and easily; it’s also a way of advertising their products.

Most Common Mistakes in Screencasting

It’s a shame to see how many websites out there lack a beautiful looking screencast, as this can make products look a lot more attractive to potential customers. What most hobby screencasters don’t know, is that screencasting is not simply the act of sitting down and recording the screen; simple screen recording was something we did four to five years ago. Screencasts have a long history, starting from “I just record my screen” to the fancy product demos you see today. Nowadays, a screencast is almost necessary for start-ups and new products, especially in the tech business. Screencasting Tips and Best Practices.

For the past three years, I have been doing custom-made video screencasts for private consulting clients.

Screencasting Tips and Best Practices

These are moving captures of the images on a PC screen with my own voice-over narrations about IT-related products (you can see the entire collection here). And lately, more vendors have stepped up their own efforts to produce their videos as a way to explain what their products do, or as Mike Lee has said, what they might eventually do. There is also a growing awareness that these screencasts can be used as way of product documentation and support.

Let's talk about what tools you need, some best practices that I have gleaned, and some other places to learn more about this craft. Tool time Here are the tools that I use. PiratePad for collaborative editing. Camtasia Studio for video editing and screen recording. Some tips and best practices. The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality. Editor's Note: On the heels of our viral posts in over 100 countries about the flipped classroom earlier this year (links below), we asked Jon Bergmann if he could share some of the feedback he was receiving in light of the notable interest about this topic. The timing couldn't have been more perfect since he was about to leave for a conference about you-guessed-it, the flipped class.

Here is Part 1 of our three part series The Daily Riff. See Part 2 and 3 links below. - C.J.