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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Listing of additional web tools for screen recording or screen casting

When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices, and demonstrate how these best practices can be applied in the real (i.e. physical) and virtual (i.e. online) classroom for both teaching and teacher training. The combination of face to face instruction in a physical setting and online learning is called blended learning. In this section of the blog we will describe how the internet can serve as a supplemental resource for instruction and the mentoring of pre-service and in-service Jewish educators. In this post we will list additional web-based tools for screen recording and screencasting.

What is screen recording or screen casting?

Beth Kanter in

A screencast is a movie that captures the display from a computer screen along with someone talking about what’s being shown. This might take the form of a formal narrated Powerpoint presentation, a software demo, or an informal walk-through of a particular concept.
Some of the best screencasts are folksy, intimate experiences that feel as if you were sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with a friend. As screencasts often contain impromptu discoveries by the narrator, or even small mistakes, they can be more approachable — and thus more effective — than glitzy packaged instructional videos. A good screencast projects an image of transparency, trust, and authenticity.

How can screen recording or screen casting strengthen Judaic instruction and teacher training?

Screen recording or screen casting can:

  • Provide a visual and auditory demonstration of how to use some computer software or hardware for the student or teacher
  • Provide a review of a lesson or training event that a stud
  • Provide a summary or closure for a lesson or training event.
  • Provide an introduction to a lesson or training event.
  • Serve as a stimulus for reflection.
  • Serve as a prompt for an in class or online conversation
  • Empower students and teachers to make their own presentations or tutorials
  • Serve as a communication channel to answer students and collegial questions

Listing of additional web tools for screen recording or screen casting

Click here and find a listing of additional web tools for screen recording and screencasting.

On the next post we will begin our discussion of web camera recording tools. 

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