Unit 4 - Topic C

What are some of the ways you could use Screen Recordings in your class?

39 comments:

Cori said...

Screen recordings would be perfect for anything that you needed a "how to" lesson for. For instance, if you were teaching your class how to create a class blog. You could show them the process while talking them through it. I think this is really neat, however, probably not something you would use in everyday life, like flickr or you tube.

Diana said...

There are several uses for screen recordings in an art class. Drawing/painting with Appleworks or creating a brochure with a MicrosoftWord template for instance.
I've been trying to find out how to do it with Mac. No luck so far. Let me know if you figure out how I can do this on my Mac.

Sue said...

Screen recordings would be a great tool for reference and review of a skill explained in class. Students may not grasp how to create a podcast after the initial lesson, so a screen recording that they could reference on this topic would certainly be handy.

A screen recording reviewing mapping skills might be helpful for my 7th grade students when we study the relationships between earthquakes and volcanoes. Many of them forget longitude and latitude and how to plot points on a map.

Laura S said...

For the younger ages, I think screen recordings would work well for the parents. For example, if the class used Flickr to document science activities, a screen recording could be used to show the parents not only how to use Flickr, but what to do with the pictures and information at home. You could also show parents how to log onto and use different sites, like You Tube, to enrich their children's learning.

Bob said...

Screen recording is a very powerful tool, with many uses. A few uses that come to mind are technical support, supplement training, and technical documentation. I have not used screen recorders myself, but I have received technical support from people who did. In the position I previously held I did work that was unique within the company. This meant that if I ran into a problem with software I had no technical support or person to turn to within the company. So what I had to do was find resources outside the company to help me with technical issues. The resource I subscribed to provided a forum you could post questions and problems to. On one occasion I needed help doing a particular sequence of commands, the person answering my question used a screen recorder to illustrate the multi-step sequence of commands needed to do the task. Responding with text would have been, probably more confusing, plus it would have been like writing a long manual. Demonstrating the task using a screen recording took only minutes, and was very informative.

Shannon said...

I can see this being useful in the computer classroom to demonstrate to the students how to use different programs, or even how to navigate around the computer. Many of our students come in not having used a computer, and it would be helpful to have them do things right along with me.

Worth Weller said...

yes - defnitely for tech support; I could also see dog math equations in PPT and then using the screen recorder to show how they got solved.

Worth Weller said...

"doing" not "dog" - I hate typos!!

Carlos said...

Bob pretty much took the words out of my mouth, or is it, letters from my keyboard?

Being in the IT/technical support field, I've been in situations where a screen recording was very useful in troubleshooting an issue. Rather than spending hours on the phone with the corporate office trying to recreate the problem and finding a fix, the solution was to send out a screen recording of the possible fixes and apply those on the field.

Susan said...

Screen recordings will be extremely useful for me as I provide tech support for teachers. I can explain things as I show them. I found it was time saving in the long run to write a script so I would know what I wanted to say. I work on a Mac, so after I used Screen Recorder to create my original file, I imported it into iMovie, edited out some of the pauses, then saved it and exported it in QuickTime for streaming video. It uploaded pretty quickly to YouTube, and then I was able to paste the link into my wiki.

Shelly said...

I have not used this particular version of a screen recording, but it's much easier than what I use at work. And what a great idea to put it into a .wmv file for later viewing on Power Point. In the classroom, I would use this to further explain and review computer related issues to the students. A great "how to" type tool. It could be used for drawings, as well as lessons on how to navigate the web. Love it!

Logan said...

I believe screen recordings are very helpful. I am a visual learner, and many people are- therefore screen recordings have definately helped me out thus far.
I currently am not teaching but work in the HR department where we are implementing a new applicant tracking system and trying to get managers trained on the system. With tough schedules to work around and being in 3 different buildings, I think screen recordings would be very useful in implementing the training for this new system.

Jenny said...

I would use a screen recorder in my classroom to show students how to make a class blog or wiki. This would be an easy way to show my students the steps they are going to need to follow to participate in a class blog or wiki.

I think I could use a screen recorder to look at specific web pages as a class.

physical fit for life said...

Lectures using screen recordings could be used in the classroom. I would use it to give a recording on how to use the proper technique for administrating CPR. I also think that using a screen recording to make a orientation video that would explain what my expectations for the upcoming school year would be a good tool to use with screen recordings.

Bill said...

I could see Screen Recordings being used in any classroom to enhance the understanding of a concept. This could be a powerful tool for concepts that are taught in class and require detailed instructions. The teacher could explain a worksheet or lab in his/her own words and post it for students to view. If a student is absent or just needs to see the explanation again a screen recorder would be the perfect tool.

Andrea said...

I could use the screen recorder to introduce web quests for students to work at their own pace. This will prevent me from "going too fast" or "going too slow" when explaining what needs to be completed. If the student can work at his/her own pace, greater understanding is obtained. This would be great in the computer lab when each student has access to his/her own computer.

D.Chris Singleton said...

I really like screen recordings. I had always wondered how people did these and I enjoyed learning how to do it myself. I think they would be great in classrooms where students are working at their own pace. They could watch the screen recordings to see how to do things on the computer the teacher was asking and then take off and do it on their own while the teacher is working with other students. Students could learn how to do webquests, wikis, blogs, youtube, flick anything with a computer could be taught this way. This is very useful.

Vanessa said...

Screen Recording files would be perfect for teaching middle school students how to use computer programs such as: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc. For example, when making a graph for a lab report, I usually have to write down instructions AFTER I teach the class how to do this. Then, I still get 50+ questions on the topic. The screen recorder would be just AWESOME for this. Student could access the file whenever they want and be self-sufficient learners. This tool is great for teaching any techology lesson to the students.

Worth Weller said...

If yo have a need for screen recordings in your classes, I think www.screentoaster.com may be the easiest way. A colleague of mine told me about it about a month ago, and I've been using it now quite regularly. I don't see any drawbacks.

Here's an example of one of mine I did for Trine University:

http://www.screentoaster.com/watch/stVUxTQEVIR11YSFhYX1lZVlVW

Andrew said...

Screen recording could be used in many ways. Like a lot of people said, I think 'review' of a topic, assignment, or instruction would be the most common way for a teacher to create a screen recording. Someone said they learn visually and screen recordings are great for those learners. I really like that you can pause, go back, and stop the recording to do the actual work as you listen and watch.

I really want to use blogs in my classroom and a 'How To' on blogging and setting up the blog would be a great resource for the students.

Mango said...

Screen recordings are powerful tools for demonstrating use of technology. It seems like the perfect means of teaching students how to use features of Adobe PhotoShop and InDesign, and give them a review of the MS Office programs we use (Word, Excel,PowerPoint). If it's the first time we're implementing blogs, wikis, moodles, webquests, then a screen recorder could introduce use of the technology in the context of our project. We could give them a tour and discuss appropriate parameters for the project using the same tools they'll use to produce their final product. The beauty of this is that learners can go at their own pace and access it at home as well.
I also think that some cognitive skills might be captured in a screen recording. I could use my computer to show how to edit and recast sentences, talking through the thought process as I go along. I could demonstrate methods of scoring a script (a useful tool for dramatic character analysis) and show how different choices affect the characterization and performance. I think high school students could be asked to use screen recordings in their presentations as well. They could share information on "The Making of" their projects from how they used an effect in Moviemaker to explaining how and why they edited things out of their final products. Possibilities abound!

Barry Culbertson said...

I think you could use screen recordings to help enahance how to do something. Many times in giving direcitons, it would be nice to look at a step by stop on how to do something. I also see this being used in communicating with parents this is what I am doing with the students. If you want to look at it too or help them, here are the steps I followed on my computer. When working with younger students, it would help to show them step by step what to do and make sure they don't miss any steps. As the others said, you woudn't use it as much as flickr and you tube, but it would form a useful tool in your educating students.

Abby said...

Screen Recordings would definitely be a beneficial way to show students how to do something while they are also hearing it. It is good to get more senses involved since some students are more visual learners and some more auditory.
I think that at the younger levels, you are going to be showing them how to do it before you ever have them at the computers. For example, if we work with PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Paint, etc. It would be helpful for them to see where they will need to click to open things and see how to do it before they begin. Then, you can walk them through again while they are at the computers.
It will be the same for if we get into downloading pictures from flickr to put into stories they create. You want to teach them how first.

lifetime learner said...

I can definitely see some uses for screen recordings. It would be great for teaching students how to do basic functions in Excel to create budgets for let's say a project on building a community center and needing to know the actual costs of the project.

It would be a great tool to show students and adults how to perform basic functions in a web editor, so that you can update websites a little more readily. Also, screen recordings would be an excellent way to reinforce concepts like how to write your works cited page for reports. It would be a great tool to help students review how to find shortcuts in Microsoft software to be able to complete your work more efficiently and quickly.

Ackbar said...

Screencorder is great for tutorials and How-tos. It can be used to show a student how to use a software, or how to do a task with a software. I use it to make tutorials for Photoshop, 3ds max, autocad, final cut pro, the list is endess!

SeƱora Riley said...

There are many uses for screen recording for in my class. Just thinking of the first week of school, I could use a screen recording to demonstrate how to use/browse the class wiki and blog, especially since I will be referencing the wiki and blogs throughout the school year. I could also use a screen recorder tutorial for accessing practice quizzes and listening activities from the textbook website. I could use it also demonstrate how to conjugate verbs and show specific steps for projects using wikis or WebQuests.

Emily said...

You can use screen recordings for so many things. You could use this in a classroom everyday for teach lessons on how to do something. Professors use this all the time when explaining how to start a project using different programs. Some students are not familiar with different programs and it helps show new or easier ways to do something you might already know how to do.

Josh said...

Screen recordings would be nice in my field. Aeronautics sometimes is best taught by demonstration, and pictures. I find that many students must see what a picture or presentation to capture what it is that I am saying. I guess aviation has a lot of tip points that need to be discussed. Screen recordings would allow me that ability. I could simply take our book which is in a PDF file open it and discuss the topic that we are on. Neat stuff.

Angela said...

I really like, I think it was Senora Riley's idea, of using the screen recording especially the first week to demonstrate how to use things on the computer to set the base of how the class will use these things for the rest of the year. I also like that I can make a PPT on any topic I want and it captures it along with my voice, so I could use this as another way to explain concepts. I think in my literature class it would be useful. I will be requiring "book reports" to be done by the students every few weeks. Since I am requiring the students to come up with different ideas of ways to present their book-poster board, food presentation, shadowbox, really anything they can think of that covers all the requirements-I think it would be fun to have access for the students to this. They could make their own PPT and have voice with it and it would be easy to pull up and share and also to post to our wiki or blog for parents to see as well.

Kevin said...

I have a couple of ideas that I was thinking about while watching the tutorials.

1. First, I have a couple websites that I've suggested to my choir students which allows them to sign up and listen to their voice part at home. I've had to give some detailed instructions about how to use this website. Using screen recording software, I could give an easier "how to" video of instructions.

2. Secondly, I'm thinking about including different kinds of files and links on my wiki for my students to access. It would be helpful to provide a "how to" video about how to access this information. This might be especially helpful for the PARENTS of my jr. high students.

Joyelle said...

I think teachers can use this to help give students a visual aide on how to do something within the class topic. This can help students at home as well as substitute teachers keep up with lesson plans. I think art teachers could use screen recording to help narrate art lessons since it is more of a visual presentation. I have encountered this method of teaching in many of my online classes. I like this because I can see exactly where I need to go and what I need to do to complete an assignment.

Travis said...

I especially like the idea of how-to videos for research projects. I find that students when trying to cite websites don't know where to look for information to complete the citations. With a screen recorder, the students can see where on various websites the information is while I identify it.

Travis said...

The screen recorder will also be handy for showing how to navigate sites like Purdue OWL or grammar tutorials. I can also see using this to show parents where to find information on my school website.

Lindsey said...

A lot of my students don't have computers at home so I have found that they are pretty computer illiterate. I could definitely use screen shots in the classroom and then post it to the website on how to do something, like log into our blog or whatever the activity might be. I had a lot of students last year not able to log onto our textbook website because of simple mistakes. This would be a good way to curb some of those.

Shane Miles said...

Going back to Cori’s remark, screen recording is a great idea for “how to lessons.” I think it would be cool to have a “how to” or a series of “how to’s” for using Windows Excel. Several 292 classmates mentioned a screen recording that walks the viewer through podcast or blog creation. These are definitely good ideas because they would serve the needs of students and probably improve your own understanding of these tools at the same time. Sue wrote about using screen recording for mapping skills. I can see her point; I only recently learned the difference between longitude and latitude and think students could use some extra help with these concepts. I also like Laura’s idea for using screen recording to help parents with Flickr or YouTube, and I think Bob’s comment really shows how awesome screen recording can be. Angela has me thinking that screen recording could be used while away from class. You could create a PPT with voice-over and have the sub play it for your students.

andyheller said...

I love the CPR idea!!! Screen recordings would be great in PE class, as most students learn PE activities visually. The real down fall would be in the cost of a projector to go with my laptop. We have one at my school that will project the images onto the gym wall, but only one, and it travels from class to class.

ChrisHudecek said...

I think screen recordings would be great for explaining how to use various programs on the computer. I teach lower elementary, so there are a lot of simple things that I have to go through step-by-step when we're using Word, PowerPoint, and other programs. It would also be very helpful to be able to post screen recordings on a class webpage or wiki explaining step-by-step how to do harder math problems. Often parents know how to do the problems but don't know how to explain it so their child understands. It would be helpful for them to be able to view the recording while helping their child with homework.

Christine Russell said...

The biggest plus I see with screen recordings is the ability to reach and educate parents. We currently use Every Day Math in our building and several concepts that we teach are extremely different than how many of our parents were taught. Screen recordings would help reinforce student skills and also allow parents to see how they can support their students at home.

Faith S. said...

Screen recordings would work for my lessons in poetry. Poetry has many different formulas and names. I would be able to help my students by showing them how to create a specific poetic style by taking them through the process step by step. Screen recrdings would also help demonstrate a 5 paragraph essay in steps.