Katie Craig recently tackled the job of creating a screencast and posting it to YouTube for her classes.
Here are Katie's words of wisdom:
"I'm pretty easily intimidated by new technology, so the transition to online learning has involved a lot of adjustments for me. [Library Director] Alisa [Brandt] made some wonderful screencasts focusing on research skills for Social Studies 7 in the spring, so one of my goals for this fall was to learn to make them too for simple tasks.
"[Academic Technology Coordinator] Sara [White] showed me how to use my iPad to record my screen and voice, and it genuinely couldn't have been easier. Then I used her tutorial "how to upload a video to YouTube" to post my video. (If you're as hesitant about becoming a YouTube star as I was, you can set the video to "Unlisted" so people can only find it if they have the link.) Then I embedded the video on a Topics board, which I've shared with [middle school history teacher] Tiffany [Vandeweghe] so her SS7 students can use it too. The most helpful tip that I've heard is to remember that screencasts don't need to be perfect. My screencast isn't fancy, but it really couldn't have been easier, and I'm excited to find new ways to make use of this tool!"
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.