A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, and often contains audio narration. These tools have been around for a little while; maybe you've heard of Screencastify or Screencast-O-Matic. We use them sometimes to create video tutorials for students and teachers - you can find several on the WRSD Libraries YouTube channel.
MoveNote is a newer app (also a Chrome extension and a website), and is a bit different than the others. It allows you to upload a “slide deck.” (A slide deck is a generic term for a group of slides, or the pieces of a PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation, or even a series of images or photos.). Once you upload the slide deck, you can rearrange the pieces if necessary, and then record yourself narrating it. With MoveNote’s latest update, you are able to choose (or not choose) to record yourself as you narrate.
Here's a short video tutorial!
Ways to use MoveNote
- As a Teacher
- to record your lesson for later use
- absent students
- snow days
- in case YOU’RE absent
- to flip your lesson
- to create tutorials for or share information with students or other teachers
- as part of an assignment (for example, instead of presenting in front of the class, students can create a MoveNote to be viewed by small groups of students)
- As a Student
- to submit work when absent
- to share a presentation or information with a teacher
- as part of an assignment
An additional benefit of using MoveNote is that it offers a single sign on! This means you can use your existing Google credentials, without having to create yet another account.
Teachers and students have started using this tool in recent weeks and are experiencing success.
- Matt Hill used it for his graduate course, to present a research study.
- Trish Berry is using it for her Reading class, creating targeted audio books for students.