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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What is a screen capture or screenshot?

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 define, explain and give the rationale for a screen capture or screen shot.

What is a screen capture of screen shot?

This is the definition of a screen caopture or screen shot according to Wikipedia
A screenshot (or screen shot), screen capture (or screencap), screen dump, screengrab (or screen grab), or print screen is an image taken by the computer to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or another visual output device. Usually this is a digital image taken by the host operating system or software running on the computer, but it can also be a capture made by a camera or a device intercepting the video output of the display (such as a DVR).
Screenshots can be used to demonstrate a program, a particular problem a user might be having or generally when display output needs to be shown to others or archived.
For what educational purposes can a screen capture or screen shot serve?

  • Provides a visual display of some content or concept
  • Can serve as an anticipatory set for a lesson or training event
  • Serves as an assessment measure for learning
  • Provides a summary or closure for a lesson or training event
  • Provides a review of a lesson or training event that a student or teacher had missed
  • Demonstrates the evolution of the knowledge or skills that a student or teacher has  mastered
  • Serves as visual prompt for an in class or online conversation
  • Can serve as a stimulus for reflection
  • Empowers students and teachers to make their own web camera presentations
  • Serves as a communication channel to answer student and collegial questions
  • Serves as a method to retrieve artifacts or products created by students and teachers
Click on the links below and explore how screen captures can be used for both instruction and teacher training

On the next post we will discuss the first of several  web-based screen capture tools, Jing.

1 comment:

  1. Dr. Solomon,

    Your blog introduces mentors to a variety of different technologies that can be used to increase the effectiveness of their mentoring. Besides the ability to use technology, what other skills/abilities do you think are important for a mentor to possess?


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