There are many screencasting tools that can help me record my desktop while I teach lessons and I have used a handful. The one that I chose to use for this lesson is Quicktime because I can save the recording to my computer and then use it whenever I want to, I can save it to my Google Drive so that I can use it whenever necessary, or I can add it to YouTube so that I can provide just a link in some cases. It's all up to me once it is recorded.
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I also posted the lesson to YouTube so that you can use a link to access it. Click here to see!
Youtube makes it so easy to embed videos, so you can see the same video embedded to the site just below!
Capturing my screen gives me the capability to explain concepts to students simply by using my computer and recording the answer to their questions, a lesson described in an alternate fashion, or provide direct instruction about a topic that we have not yet covered. This means that I don't have to be in the same room with the students to instruct them. The negative aspect is that they are not present to ask questions, however, it would be just as easy to answer questions via video and send it after questions are posed. Adobe Connect has the same capability, and we use that with GAVS. I just thought I would show something different for the sake of branching out:) These tools bring online learning and teaching methods much closer to the face to face classroom!