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Screencasting and Video Creation

Screencasting is a helpful tool for creating how-to videos or helping to reinforce the teaching of a specific topic. Below you will find some tips and a how-to screencast with the preferred tool of CometTe.ch, Loom [Click here to download].  Check out this CometTe.ch Screencasting 101 document!


Tips

  1. Keep the video short! 
    1. Break longer lectures, processes, or topics into smaller pieces. 
    2. Students will be FAR more receptive to 5-10 minute videos than to a 30-45 minutes video. 
    3. A good rule of thumb is to not exceed the student age in the length of the video. 
  2. Rehearse prior to recording
    1. Give yourself a dry run. 
    2. Make notes or simple visual aides to help you through the video.
  3. Keep it simple!
    • Videos could be as simple as a recording from your phone or laptop uploaded directly to Google Classroom.
    • Your students are not expecting Hollywood quality production quality. 

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