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!
- Keep the video short!
- Break longer lectures, processes, or topics into smaller pieces.
- Students will be FAR more receptive to 5-10 minute videos than to a 30-45 minutes video.
- A good rule of thumb is to not exceed the student age in the length of the video.
- Rehearse prior to recording
- Give yourself a dry run.
- Make notes or simple visual aides to help you through the video.
- 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.