Thank you for using the Solar Energy Lab VFT. See Jess's comment below for the webinar video.
Here are my two presentation slides:
Please ask me questions!
Here are some screencasting resources and information for you to look at before the May 5th webinar.
What is Screencasting?
Screencasting refers to digitally recording information on a computer screen, often with voiceover audio recordings to accompany the visuals. Screencasts are often created by recording audio while viewing a slideshow, like a PowerPoint or Google Slides Presentation, but it can also include providing audio instruction while showing students how to navigate a website or use a computer program. Additionally, tablets such as the iPad Pro and Surface Pro, and their advanced styluses, such as the Apple Pencil, can be used as a digital whiteboard allowing someone to draw out a concept while providing an audio recording of what is being shown.
Types of Screencasting Software:
Make sure you have screen-casting software that allows you to voice over images. I tell students they can use any software as long as it can be saved as a .mp4 and embedded as a video in Canvas that everyone can see. *Some students have used apps on their phone to create screencasts. This is totally acceptable as long they can complete the assigment.
What I tell students:
You can either create a PowerPoint presentation, Prezi, or use the images directly in your screen casting software. If you are really creative you can even use your phone to record. However, you need to be able to combine images and sound (your voice) to make your video and save it as .mp4. Be creative! Think about using animations, GIFs, sound, or other cool media to tell your story and complete the assignment.
Be creative. You can voice over video by lowering the sound on the video while having it play in the screencast. You can have multiple images on a slide or an image and a video.
Think about what you want to say. You can have a script. This is will help you pace the video and also help you determine how many images you will need.
You should change to a new image every time you mention something new.
list itemYou should use your cursor to point things out in your images, graphs, etc. Let us know what we are looking at or how to interpret a graph you are showing us.
list itemMake sure your images are high resolution, not fuzzy, and fill the screen. If you have multiple images on one screen then make sure it is spatially pleasing with images large enough to see.
Keep your video under 2 minutes! - It is important to time limit the assignment.
Here are examples created by a teacher:
Here are examples of student-created content:
Here is a poster I did on Screencasting:
The Virtual Field Trip group wants to know which 360 camera you would buy if you could spend up to $500? The virtual field trips are all about capturing cool 360 images and videos so please share your thoughts on this technology and tell us why you'd choose that particular camera. Thanks!
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