Many teachers have become familiar with with screen recording tools, such as Screencastify, in the last 6 months. Of course, the main way Screencastify is being used is to, in essence, flip the classroom – allowing the teacher to record lessons that can be archived for students to view asynchronously. But there are a couple of other neat features of Screencastify that you might want to check out.
First of all, as Jake Miller points out in the embedded Tweet below, Screencastify can be used to make GIFs:
Did you know you can create #GIFs in the Free version of @Screencastify?— Jake Miller (@JakeMillerTech) September 23, 2020
Yup! You can create your own #EduGIFs, plus 18 other ideas for using GIFs in the classroom! Check it out in this post!#gSuiteEdu #GoogleEdu #GoogleEI #EduGIF #GoogleET #DitchBookhttps://t.co/DgghoXrQ7N pic.twitter.com/EEoKe7fOKq
And if you have no idea on why you would need to use GIFs in an educational context, Jake has 19 suggestions for you here.
A relatively new feature of Screencastify is called, “Submit.” To me, this is Screencastify’s answer to Flipgrid. With Submit, you can create an assignment for students to make a video, either with their webcam or by sharing the screen, and submit it with a click to a Google Drive folder that has been automatically created for you. You can decide if you want students to view other videos, just their own, or none of them. For more information on how this free tool works, you can watch this video. (Thanks to @Robert_Kalman for sharing this on Twitter!)
Still have no ideas for using Screencastify outside of flipping lessons? Matt Miller, as always, has you covered. See more ways this versatile tool can support learning here.