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Creating screen capture video

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Hello, I'm Aaron Quigley and welcome to another edition of Teacher Tips. To model both Jing and QuickTime, I'm going to Now that I have Hi, students, this holiday break you need to go the learner.org site.

Creating screen capture video

Hello, I'm Aaron Quigley and welcome to another edition of Teacher Tips. This week we're going to talk about creating screen casts. Now, if you don't know what a screen cast is, you're currently watching one. It's someone that has recorded their monitor, as well as their voice to create a short video. The video then is uploaded online where students can access it at any time. And as we start thinking about assignments that students will do over holiday break, a screencast is a great way to make sure students always have instructions with them. When we start thinking about screencasts there's a few things to keep in mind.

The first step in creating a screencast is to choose an appropriate software for recording your screen. There are literally hundreds of softwares out there to choose from. This week, I'm going to focus on two different software applications that are an easy way to start creating screencasts. The first one is Jing. Jing is by a company called TechSmith and it's absolutely free and you can download it for both Mac and PC. The downside to Jing is that it gives you a five minute limit on the videos you create. Also by TechSmith there is SnagIt and Camtasia both these applications cost a fee.

However they give you a lot control over the videos you make. Camtasia even gives you the ability to embed a quiz into your video. There's also QuickTime now QuickTime's free and its preinstalled on Mac's QuickTime will allow you to record both video if you have a webcam as well as screen casts. For teachers that use Macs, QuickTime is a popular choice for creating screencasts. The next thing to figure out is how do I get this online for my students. Once again, there's a variety of ways to do this. This week we're going to focus on two, one is Screencast.com.

Screencast.com is free to create an account and you'll automatically receive two gigabytes of space where you can upload your videos. Another service is, of course, Youtube. Now, while YouTube is free and easy to upload videos to, YouTube even gives you the ability to edit your video slightly, you have to be careful because YouTube is often blocked on school networks. So make sure you test whatever website you're going to upload your videos to, to make sure that students can access them both at school, as well as at home. To model both Jing and QuickTime, I'm going to create two short videos giving my students instructions of what they need to complete during holiday break.

Now I have my web browser open to the website that I'd like to be at, which is the Annenberg Learner site found at Learner.org. Here there are a variety of interactives that my students can go through and complete. I also want my students to take a screenshot of their scores after they complete the interactive. To create our first video I'm going to use QuickTime Player. I've already opened up QuickTime Player, as you can see in the application menu in the upper left hand corner. From the QuickTime Player application menu, I'm going to choose File, and then I'm choosing New Screen Recording. Before you get started, you want to make sure you've got audio coming in.

I can't tell you how many times I've recorded a video only to realize there was no audio track. The small dower pointing arrow to the right of the record button will allow you to select your audio input options. I'm currently using a built-in digital input. Make sure you select the appropriate input for your computer. I can also tell that I have audio input, because I can see the audio waves moving in the bottom of the Quick Time Player. I'm not going to go ahead and click the Record button. I have two options at this point. I can either just go ahead and click Record again, and capture the entire screen or if I wanted to I can actually click and drag out a certain section.

I really just want the web browser. My students don't need to see the top part. So I'm just going to click, and drag out a box that covers the entire web browser. Now that I have my recording space set up, I'm going to go and click Start Recording. Hi, students, this holiday break you need to go the learner.org site. Select Interactives. Come down to Science.From the Science drop down menu choose Grade 6th through 8th. And you need to scroll all the way down until you find the Plate Interactive Challenge. Click on the Plate Interactive Challenge. Once you've completed the Plate Interactive Challenge please take a screen shot of your score and email it into me for grading.

I finished the recording by clicking the Stop button on the QuickTime player popup menu. I now have my video up, and I can go ahead and preview it. They break, you need to go to the learner.org site, select Interactives, come down to Science. From here, QuickTime makes it very simple to attach your YouTube account and quickly upload your video to YouTube. I'm going to go ahead and close out of this and I'm not going to save this particular version. Now let's say that I wanted to give my students a little bit more instruction or if I wanted to accommodate students maybe I want to read out loud these instructions to them. I'm going to go ahead and create a second video using Jing.

Now, unlike Quicktime, which will show up as an application in the Top Application menu, Jing runs in the background of your computer. In fact, I can tell that I have Jing running, because I have the small sun in the upper right hand corner of my computer. The sun, by the way, if you don't like its placement, you can always click on it, and drag it down to a new spot on your computer. I'll go ahead and put it in the bottom right hand corner. When I hover on the sun I have three options: I can go into the settings, I can view the history of both my screen captures and videos, and I can also choose to capture a new video or image.

To do this, I'm going to click the Capture button. The same way I drug out the area I was going to record in Quicktime, I'm just simply going to choose what I want to be recorded for this video, click, and drag out a box. When I release my mouse the options in the bottom left hand corner appear. I can either take a screenshot of this image or I can record a video. I'm going to go and choose to capture video. Jing will give me a handy countdown and tell me that my mic is currently on. Hi, students, here are the instructions for your challenge. This is a two part challenge. First, you must figure out what your plate movements and geological events are occurring at three real world locations.

Then you will need to correctly identify four geologic terms. Examine these real world cases of plate boundary interactions using your knowledge of plate tectonics. See if you can determine what is happening at each site. You will have ten minutes to complete this part of the challange. Good luck. To finish my recording I'll click the Finish button on the left hand side of the video menu. I now have my video up which I can preview. One of the nice things about Jing is it automatically will allow me to send this video straight out to Screencast.com. So if I have a Screencast.com account Jing is going to integrate with that seamlessly.

So this time we've talked about how you can use both Quicktime as well as Jing to create quick videos and then share them online via Youtube or Screencast.com. As you noticed, quicktime integrates very well with youtube.com, and Jing integrates really well with screencast.com. However, using either video captures software, you can always choose to upload to either of those sites. I hope this is a beneficial tool you can utilize this upcoming year. Best of luck with your own videos.

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    1. Student math mastery and learning tool NEW
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  2. 1m 45s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Is this course right for me?
      51s
  3. 12m 43s
    1. What is the flipped classroom?
      4m 16s
    2. Building a flipped lesson plan
      4m 22s
    3. Finding resources
      4m 5s
  4. 12m 33s
    1. Using Evernote to organize your classroom
      7m 49s
    2. Using Skitch to create dynamic presentations
      4m 44s
  5. 16m 29s
    1. What is Common Core?
      4m 52s
    2. ELA/Literacy
      6m 41s
    3. Mathematics
      4m 56s
  6. 10m 2s
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      6m 18s
    2. Using the iPad with your students
      3m 44s
  7. 20m 47s
    1. Getting started with Edmodo
      8m 5s
    2. Managing your classes
      8m 48s
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      3m 54s
  8. 6m 27s
    1. Prezi: Teaching best practices
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  11. 11m 59s
    1. Understanding online file syncing
      7m 47s
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      4m 12s
  12. 17m 46s
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    2. Control classroom management with an iPad
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  13. 22m 21s
    1. Creating a student-friendly worksheet
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    2. Modifying assignments quickly
      11m 21s
  14. 8m 51s
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      8m 51s
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    1. Hour of Code
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    2. Kodu
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    3. Writing your first program
      6m 46s
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      8m 20s
    2. Upload assignments
      9m 48s
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    1. Creating screen capture video
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    1. Mind mapping for students
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    1. Creating online interactive discussions
      2m 53s
    2. Exploring educational uses of todaysmeet.com
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    1. Exploring the Adobe Education Exchange
      4m 19s
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    1. Online learning with bContext
      1m 7s
    2. Creating digital videos
      9m 48s
  22. 5m 53s
    1. Free website platforms
      2m 3s
    2. Selecting a website platform
      3m 50s
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    1. Students on the Internet
      3m 55s
    2. Teaching proper Internet use
      6m 57s
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    1. Learning through interactions
      4m 6s
    2. Creating social learning experiences
      6m 36s
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    1. Exploring social bookmarking with Diigo
      7m 7s
    2. Sharing a list of websites
      3m 57s
    3. Creating a resource collection for students
      4m 3s
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    1. Lesson planning with Common Curriculum
      4m 47s
    2. Managing your instructional schedule
      6m 10s
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    1. Piktochart in education
      3m 20s
    2. Creating infographics
      6m 51s
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    1. Exploring the role of a learning management system
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    2. Three free learning management systems
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  29. 8m 57s
    1. Understanding crowdfunding
      3m 27s
    2. Explore education crowdfunding tools
      5m 30s
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    1. Creating drag-and-drop lessons
      4m 50s
    2. Using pre-created resources
      1m 58s
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    1. Exploring VoiceThread
      3m 46s
    2. Creating and sharing a VoiceThread
      3m 36s
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    1. Lesson planning with BetterLesson.com
      4m 1s
    2. Accessing common core lesson plans
      2m 43s
  33. 6m 45s
    1. Exploring the free resources
      2m 59s
    2. Exploring the teacher portal
      3m 46s
  34. 7m 1s
    1. How does donorschoose.org work?
      2m 42s
    2. Creating compelling projects
      4m 19s
  35. 8m 31s
    1. Adding your classroom as a project
      3m 0s
    2. Building awareness through social media
      5m 31s
  36. 7m 41s
    1. Find high quality lessons for your classroom
      5m 27s
    2. Assess the quality of lesson materials
      2m 14s
  37. 11m 58s
    1. Selling lessons plans on TeachersPayTeachers.com
      1m 39s
    2. Uploading lesson plans for sale
      10m 19s
  38. 6m 40s
    1. Lesson planning on an iPad
      3m 53s
    2. Creating recorded lessons on an iPad
      2m 47s
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    1. Maximizing class downtime with DuoLingo
      3m 13s
    2. Creating self-motivated learners using DuoLingo
      1m 28s
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    1. Adding the Office Mix PowerPoint plugin
      2m 58s
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      3m 15s
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      7m 39s
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      4m 10s
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      3m 3s
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      5m 41s
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      4m 56s
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  52. 3m 58s
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