April 05th, 2018
The tools I chose was Adobe Spark, Snagit, and Video Scribe. I chose Adobe Spark because we are going to do a book review project in our other class. I played with it for a little bit. I didn't find it too difficult to figure out. The second one I chose was Snagit. I downloaded it and then I couldn't find where it went. So I gave up on that one. Then I decided to try one more, Video Scribe. I really loved this one! I had a lot of fun with it. BUT there are a lot of things I would change with it also. First, I would make it so I can record my voice for each picture/slide instead of one long video. Because if I messed up I had to rerecord the whole thing. I think I recorded about 5 times. Another thing that frustrated me with it was that the free version was really limited. I couldn't share it with a link because I didn't have the paid version. So after I had recorded the video (5 times, remember!?) I had to record it again using Screencastify. For some reason, I couldn't get it to record the sound so I had to do a voice over the video (AGAIN). I took a whole day to do all of this. I was pretty frustrated. I am sure the paid version would make this much easier, but I was not willing to fork up the cash just yet. Even though I had issues with it, I felt it could be used as a great tool for students to watch a 2-3 minute instructional video. I really enjoyed Edpuzzle, which I have used before but haven't used in a long time. I would like to try to incorporate that into my class again.
4/15/2018 08:18:47 am
Jane Adams Gallagher
4/15/2018 08:47:25 am
Thanks for the heads up on the different tools you tried. I have heard of VideoScribe but have yet to dive into it. I too ended up back using Screencastify. I really liked ExplainEverything, but the non paid version was also limited, though I want to try it again in the future. Would be great to have one in person class session just trying all the different tools and having someone troubleshoot our hiccups for us.
4/15/2018 10:12:03 am
The video you created using VideoScribe was super cool to watch, especially how it tied in the visual form of numbers at the end. I could see this being used as a jump-off point when introducing what are fractions to students or even as away to show operations with fractions 100(1/100) = 1 dollar.
4/15/2018 11:22:58 am
I was so impressed with your money video. I thought that was super engaging and that the students were going to be so excited to hear Ms. Martin speaking to them though the video. I will definitely have to check out video scribe as I think that it could be a great tool for all ages.
4/15/2018 01:16:53 pm
The hardest thing about finding and using new technology is that it is such a big time investment up front, to figure out a new tool to see if your like it or can use it in your classroom or not. I'm glad that all of your hard work paid off and that you were able to make such an awesome lesson!
4/16/2018 07:40:39 pm
Thank you for your diligence. It is nice that we know how to use screencastify to share your hard work. How frustrating would that have been to not be able to use it at all? I'm glad that you were able to figure it out. I also used Adobe Spark, but I found the editing detail not existent and frustrating. At the end of this program we will have the knowledge to create our own technology tools that compiles all the great features from different site into the perfect tool!
4/17/2018 07:50:42 pm
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