The recording of your voice along with capturing on video what appears on the computer or iPad screen is known as screen-casting. This is most commonly linked to, what is known in the educational world as, "flipped" teaching. Briefly, a "flipped" teaching lesson plan is when a screen-cast is developed by an educator to present a concept and it's viewed by students as homework. This allows for the subsequent class period of instruction to focus on more depth of learning by having students collaborate, think critically, create and/or present information to their peers. Fantastic; but "flipped" teaching isn't the only use for screen-casting.
SCREEN-CASTING: Let them show their knowledge to peers or as a wise man once said "You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned (Yoda)."
Screen-casting can be used in various manners in lesson planning, as well as, in facilitating student learning and further layering of classroom access. Here's some examples:
How to create a screen-cast? Even if you've never used technology or you're an educator that's not "tech-savvy" this is something you can do. It's actually very easy. Once you've experimented with your first screen-cast the amount of time spent on the next diminishes greatly. View the DIY screen-cast to learn what it takes.
How much does it cost to create screen-casts? It's FREE. There's a tremendous number of high quality apps for iPads and downloadable software for laptop or desktop computers to make screen-casts. Here's a few:
I need to see it before I invest my time in it. Can you show me some examples? Yes. Here's a few examples of screen-casts I've created for various projects. Some I created quickly for a substitute instructor to show; others are for a flipped class lesson; and another is for a PBL (Project Based Learning) Activity.
Screen-casting is FREE: