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Lesson Casting Don Hettinga Owatonna ALC
Lesson What-ing? How do we reach our current population of students? How do we reach our current population of students? - How do we provide for those who are struggling to keep up - And, how do we provide for those who are ready for something more One tool that we can use is Lesson Casting One tool that we can use is Lesson Casting Simply put, it is taking your lessons and broadcasting them via the internet. Simply put, it is taking your lessons and broadcasting them via the internet.
Why? Consider it another tool in the old toolbox. Consider it another tool in the old toolbox. It is a way to reach kids in a different way It is a way to reach kids in a different way To put it another way, think of it as another lure in the tackle box To put it another way, think of it as another lure in the tackle box
So how do you do it? Step 1 -Make sure that your computer has a microphone. Preferably one that works.
Step 2 Go to Screencast-o-matic is a website that allows you to record the desktop on your computer. Thats right, you can record, pause, narrate, and publish your own educational classroom videos. Think of the possibilities !
Want to show the days lecture notes?
Create a how-to video?
Demonstrate a proper web search?
Or just torment your students when you have a sub? Thinking of screwing around? Remember, The Don is always watching you.
Anything your heart desires! And heres the best part ….. Its Free!! As long as you have a place to put the video you can allow your students to watch it at their leisure You can save it locally, on your hard drive, flash drive, a cd …..….. you get the picture Or, you can upload it to your website or to YouTube
Think its too hard Its actually so simple a 4 th grader can do it Heres proof!
How can you use it? Anyway you want. There is no right amount. Maybe you only want to use it for a few how to videos Maybe you want to put only your lecture notes up Maybe you want students to use it to help other students Again, it is just a tool
Or….. Some teachers take this to the extreme and use it extensively. An example of that would be a flipped classroom.
How about a Demo! (I owe this one to Roger Bovee from St. Michael- Albertville who showed us pretty much this same one at the TIES conference.) Remember the fish? Now its time to show you the secret.
Sometimes its not which lure you use
Its about where and how you toss it.
So…what do I do with this now? Either upload it to YouTube Or save it and put it on your own site
Time to play in the sandbox! If you have your laptop, go to and try it out Remember, nothing will save or upload unless you tell it to do that.