Screencasting in Literacy Rotations

Year 6 students will be exploring two apps that are sometimes known as Screencasting apps.

See Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Screencasting here and an iTunesU screencasting collection.

Students will consider the features of the apps and select one to create a demonstration video on a topic of their choosing. We will then share these with other students using Augmented Reality and add to a tutorial wall with student recommended apps.

The two apps we have identified are ShowMe and Explain Everything. There are many more that you could use to create a similar result. Both apps allow you to annotate, animate, and narrate a presentation.

See this guide for Teaching and recording a process using an iPad (@iPadWells).

Before students actually create their tutorial they need to plan their presentation using a story board.

 

Read this post before you start Steps in Creation.

 

ShowMe App Tutorials

https://www.showme.com/sma/embed/?s=Zq1kKEi

https://www.showme.com/sma/embed/?s=shDHxk8

https://www.showme.com/sma/embed/?s=xIx3SpU

Explore the ShowMe community to learn from others.

ShowMe PDF

Explain Everything App Tutorials

Explain Everything PDF 

Excellent tutorials and resources are  also available at the STiLT website  (see a few links below):

Navigating the home screen
Building your project
Recording narration
Exporting and saving your project

 

These resources are also available on the Year 6 Literacy Rotations page in Moodle.

 

Random Sharing – research, websites, apps and Geography!

Some great new finds…..

 RANDOM SHARE

Research tools and websites, Goolge Docs and Apps for Geography.

STUDY VIBE – Fantastic site!

 

Resources for teachers

 

 

GOOGLE DOCS FOR LEARNING //cdn.thinglink.me/jse/embed.js

 

Slideshare – Geography and Apps.

Note taking, Edshelf and Blendspace

Note taking is something that we all need to do.

Enclosed in the Blendspace below is an excellent tutorial that guides the listener in good practice and ways to improve and be more effective and efficient.

The skill of note taking is one that can be developed with practice.

The Blendspace below has interactive tutorials, suggested guidelines and images of how notes can be set out.

How good are your note taking skills?

https://www.blendspace.com/lessons/DDjM335O8iAnpA/note-taking-upper-primary?feature=embed

See Blendspace reviewed here.

More of my Edshelf collections.

Some researching tools and note taking apps

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