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Some of The Best Tools for Creating Video Lessons

Some of The Best Tools for Creating Video Lessons | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Here is a collection of some great web tools you can use to create video lessons.

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You can't create videos with all of these tools-but some are great tools for adding questions or annotating videos, too

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What Edtech Tools Are Community Colleges Flocking To? (EdSurge News)

What Edtech Tools Are Community Colleges Flocking To? (EdSurge News) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Like all education ecosystems, community colleges have an array of different edtech tools to choose from. Where does one begin to search through the myriad of products out there—and find the ones best tailored to specific needs? One suggestion: Listen to other community college educators..

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  • I like Screencast-O-Matic, EDpuzzle, YouTube, Kahn Academy, BigBlueButton (open source web conferencing tool) and our Sakai LMS's (open source) checklists, quizzes and assignments at our community college.
  • Other faculty use Office Mix (PowerPoint voice-overs) wikispaces, our Sakai "student content" areas (student project areas) and blogs. 
  • Here's our EdTech Resources "Tools for Teaching"
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10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

A screencast is a video recording of what’s happening on your computer monitor, often with annotations and/or narration. It can be simple or sophisticated..

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Excellent ideas for screencasting, plus 7 solid tools for screencasting, including my fave Screencast-O-Matic 

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Software for Adding Some Digital to Your Classroom | GradHacker

Software for Adding Some Digital to Your Classroom | GradHacker | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Let's say that you have decided to teach an online course or incorporate digital components into your classroom, your syllabus is solid, and you have written a comprehensive technology policy for your students. The next step in digitizing your undergraduate course is figuring out how to turn your amazing ideas into reality.

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I like Snagit vs Jing, since I like the screen shot markup better and you can create videos you can upload to YouTube (any length vs 5 min). You can't upload Jing videos to YouTube. I also like Screen-Cast-O-Matic to create quick videos (max of 15 min). With Screen-Cast-O-Matic, you can create screen casts or webcam videos or picture-in-picture screencasts.  

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Instructors suggest digital tools for improving engagement with online students in wake of WGU audit

Instructors suggest digital tools for improving engagement with online students in wake of WGU audit | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Federal auditors assert that instructors at Western Governors University don't interact sufficiently with distance learners. Faculty members consider strategies to improve contact with online students.
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I do use Screencast-O-Matic and recommend Office Mix if you use PowerPoints, but haven't used Snip much and Sway has a learning curve..other than Screencast-O-Matic, I really wonder how accessible these (and most) ed tech tools are..that seems to take a back burner...

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Screencasting Feedback on Student Essays

Screencasting Feedback on Student Essays | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Students can hear me explain what I am doing and why I am doing it as I provide feedback on how they can improve their written assignments.
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I've given back "screencasted" feedback for complicated projects as well..there's so much more you can do vs writing or even leaving an audio file, and sometimes, you can improve on what you'd usually do "on the fly" face-to-face..