Category Archives: Screen Recordings

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Welcome iPad Learning Walk

On March 12, several teachers and Administrators from Anderson 1, Greenwood County and Greenville Schools came to observe the Welcome Elementary students and teachers in their 1:1 iPad environment.  We called it an iPad Learning Walk. The visitors were excited and extremely complimentary of the lessons they observed in the classrooms.

We created a survey to gather feedback and here are the results about a few things they learned on the walk:

  • how independent the students were
  • how well Related Arts were using the iPads
  • how well K5 and 1st grade use the iPad
  • how each class differentiated instruction
  • how knowledgeable the student leaders were
  • how useful the iPads were in every subject
  • how effective the use of Air Server was
  • how crucial it is to have an expert on site
  • how well the students behaved and were engage
  • how the classroom flowed and was differentiated
  • how much the students love the iPads
  • how feedback is generated for each student
  • how important it is to have a strong foundation and implementation BEFORE putting iPads in teachers/students’ hands
  • how an iPad classroom operates
  • how a number of apps worked across the various grade levels
  • how important teacher training and follow up is
  • how to limit apps

The apps they were most interested in were: Explain EverythingBook Creator, EdmodoDiscovery Education Science TechbookRaz Kids A-Z, HMH App for leveled readers, the ability to mirror using  Air Server, the usefulness of QR Codes, and the features of Padlet website.

For a list of apps and activities that students were using click here. Welcome iPad Learning Walk Activities (Responses)

Title I Regional Training SchoolTube and Screen Recordings

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Teachers and students are doing such a great job recording lessons using the iPad and Promethean Board that I wanted to share ways that you can do this, too.

At our workshop, you will learn how to use the Promethean Board to make screen recordings and how to use your iPad to make screen casting videos.

If you are using the Promethean Board, you will need to add the video screen recorder to your tool bar by going into File: Settings: Commands: Screen Recorder and add. You will simply click the screen recording icon, save your file and begin teaching using your Promethean Board as usual.  Then upload your video to School Tube and share your link on your website or blog.

Here is Stephanie Williams’ Flipchart she created to show you how to create your own (minus the videos):

Screencasting with ActivInspire

Have you ever thought of simply using the Video Recorder of your iPad or Flip Camera to show students and you teaching a lesson?  You can upload the video to School Tube and publish it on your website or blog.

Here is a link to show you how to create videos using your phone or iPad or video camera:

Common Craft Tutorial

Finally, we will show you how to use apps such as Explain Everything and Screen Chomp and Educreations to make teaching videos.

Here are the tutorials for these programs:

Explain Everything

Now, how do I get these great lessons on my blog or website?  You will upload all y our videos them to School Tube

Uploading Video to SchoolTube Tutorial

SchoolTube to Teacher Website tutorial

The goal is to have students create their own “tutorials” using the Promethean Board or iPad. They love to be the teacher!