Learning Exercise

Capturing Screen Processes

Students create a screencast to explain a process.

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Screencasting is the capture all of the action on a computer screen while you are narrating. Screencasts can be made... see more

Exercise

1. Lead a class discussion about learning how to do a process online, such as editing a photo or creating a chart. Ask them what strategies work well for them (e.g., online manuals, screen shots, help sites, online tech chat, videos).
2. To explain about screencasts, show the following video to the class: https://www.commoncraft.com/video/screencasting. Brainstorm with students about possible applications (e.g., show how to use social media, navigate or use a website, create a digital product, critique an online text, demonstrate a simulation, record yourself using a webcam).
3. Demonstrate how to do a simple screencast. To further explain how to create a screencast, show the following video to the class: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-jing.html.
4. Explain to students that they should plan their screencast by outlining and sequencing the content or storyboarding it, which can be done outside classtime. If students need help, refer them to http://info.shiftelearning.com/blog/a-simple-guide-to-creating-your-first-elearning-storyboard.
5. Ask each student to create a screencast to explain a an ICT literacy process.
6. Pair students, and have them critique each other’s screencast by using one of the screencast rubrics found at http://www.schrockguide.net/screencasting.html. A good method is to try to do the process by following the screencast directions. Alternatively, students can critique the screencast outside of classtime.
7. Debrief with the class about their experience in creating and using screencasts. “How does this experience help you demonstrate ICT literacy?”

Technical Notes

Class set of Internet-connected computers; Demonstration Internet-connected computer; ProjectorHeadphones with mics (to cut down on noise); Screen capture program installed on each computer (or teach students how to download it)

Requirements

Class set of Internet-connected computers; Demonstration Internet-connected computer; ProjectorHeadphones with mics (to cut down on noise); Screen capture program installed on each computer (or teach students how to download it)

Topics

Screencasting

Analysis of processes/steps

ICT literacy

Learning Objectives

Explain reasons to create and use screencasts.

Create a screencast to explain a process.

Assessment

one of the screencast rubrics found at http://www.schrockguide.net/screencasting.html