Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Screencastify -- tech tool for flipping the classroom & giving students the stage (ages 9 and up)

Many kids love having the stage, but don't actually want everyone looking at them all at once. Digital recording tools allow kids to capture their voice & video, practice their presentations and share their best work--all without the intimidation of being on stage. We've used digital recordings for kids to share their poetry, interview authors and practice presentations.
Screencastify has been a reliable, easy tool for our students. They use Chromebooks at school, and there is a great free Chrome extension for Screencastify. This has many applications in the classroom, library and at home.

Here's a presentation I have put together to help teachers learn how to use Screencastify. I hope it gives you some ideas about how you can use it to engage kids. 

This YouTube playlist shares different Screencastify Tutorials you might find useful.

I hope you get a chance to try this tool out. Let me know if you have any success engaging kids with this easy-to-use tool.

©2016 Mary Ann Scheuer, Great Kid Books

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