Why Create Screencasts?


Learning Potential
As we know, there are no guarantees here. The power of your students' learning experiences is largely determined by the power of the learning context and purpose that you establish with your students.
  • Thinking
  • Communicating
  • Performing
  • Solving
  • Demonstrating
  • Reading
  • Reflecting
  • Analyzing
  • Creating
  • Feedback
  • Project-based learning


A. Non-Curricular
  1. Training videos
  2. Animated tutorials
  3. Animated presentations
  4. Narrated/annotated help files
  5. Record/archive Skype video chat
  6. Capturing technical difficulties to share with others

Other ideas?
  • Have students create screencasts of particular services, software, online opportunities for teachers.
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B. Curricular (see the page Screencasting Ideas for more)
  1. Record Skype video chat
  2. Give students feedback on their work
  3. Student poetry/reading performance
  4. Explanation of procedures/concepts in science, math,... to demonstrate understanding/unveil misconceptions
  5. Reflecting on work
  6. Sharing work of any kind
  7. Homework tips, procedures, reminders
  8. Evaluating/Explaining website content or features for peers, students, or parents
  9. Books/resource talks/walkthroughs that are available online
  10. Short teaching videos