Last year, COVID-19 caused many schools to shift instruction online, raising expectations for teachers to engage students in virtual learning. In response, ATC purchased an org-wide license to Screencastify and made it accessible to all ATC fellows, alumni, and staff.
After registering with their ATC email account, fellows have Unlimited access to the platform’s tools to record a video from webcam, screen-share, or both and upload it directly to Google Drive. Fellows must use their ATC email to receive Unlimited access and should email Brandon Lucius (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any password resets or other technical issues.
According to the Screencastify page for education:
Teachers make learning more personal in their blended and flipped classrooms by recording full and/or bite-sized lessons, assignment solutions and explanations, and verbal student feedback.
Screencastify helps make student voices heard and thinking visible through activities like speech and language practice, comprehension and reflection exercises, and interactive slide presentations.
Time is every educator’s most precious resource. Many use Screencastify to free up time by recording professional development training, lesson plans, and parent communication.
Check out this Beginner’s Guide to Screencastify for Educators for a step-by-step introduction and all of the other classroom resources, including more in-depth courses and webinars.
The following courses may be of particular benefit to teachers new to Screencastify:
Master the Screencast. Learn the basics of Screencastify and some popular ways to use video with students, colleagues, and parents with this free 1-hour course.
Screencastify Genius. Learn how to marry Screencastify with Google Apps as you plan and execute a lesson in this free 45-minute certification course.