Jing – Creating a Screencast

I’ve just created two screencasts using JingĀ to capture me reading through a powerpoint with all the Year 9 speaking questions. I’m going to try and use this more often to start building a repository of content that I can use for a Flipped Classroom model (hopefully starting this soon.)

Last year I had my Year 10 students create Storybird books and then use Jing to capture them reading the story aloud. This worked well although the recording hardware was problematic. Fun though!

Here are the two screencasts I’ve just made. What do you think?
Part 1

Part 2

This week

This week I am planning on developing my use of Audioboo and she my recordings with my Year 9 French class. I really love the sound quality of the recordings and the fact that it’s so easy to record and share each Boo.

I am a bit late off the mark, it’s true, but I have started making interactive powerpoints for Year 9 too. This means they are working independently on all four skills and it’s based directly on the coursebook we are using (Clic!). They are great at bringing in their own earphones too. So, do we need a class set of good-quality headphones?

And lastly (and again) with Year 9 (I do teach other years but these guys seem to be getting all the techie stuff this week) I am asking them to write a dialogue using the language from the current unit – directions. Pretty mundane, or so it seems? To make it a lot more interesting, they are going to put the conversations they write into an animation, created using Domo.

I hope to reflect on how it all went at the end of the week. This blog really needs to start happening!