If students have a digital device, there’s a good chance they have a way to record themselves for a screencast. Screencasts are valuable because students can present their topic, project, etc. “live” but in an asynchronous environment. So much class time is used presenting projects. A screencast posted makes viewing possible anytime- like for homework. If the post is within a discussion forum they can provide valuable feedback and/or reflection as well.
What might students screencast?
- Describe artwork for design principles (Art) or using adjectives (English) or listing symbolism (English)
- Read aloud from home to practice for vocabulary and fluency
- Critique qualities of a webpage – content specific or for Net literacy
- Solve math problems using a paint program to diagram as they talk through the steps to solve the problem
- Present project
- Read a poem while showing artwork or symbolic pictures
- Practice dialog in foreign language
- Demonstrate understanding of a process – student outlines process by talking with a visual aide
- For younger students learning about the citation process, allow them to screencast it list of their resources. This can be with our without a scripted explanation