Google Screencast for ChromeOS (Product Update)

Teachers can record, trim, transcribe and share lessons or demos for rewindable learning. Students can create their own screencasts to share their ideas and what they’ve learned. Recordings are stored on Google Drive, and can be accessed via link to the Screencast app – at school or from home.

To use the new Screencast tool you will need to be using a Chromebook with version 103 of the operating system or higher. Open the Screencast tool from the ChromeOS launcher.

Introducing Google Screencast for ChromeOS - Helpful blogpost and Screencast from Eric Curts

Screencast your DLO

Start by using Screencast to add sound and motion to an existing Digital Learning Object. Upload to Google Drive and embed in your blog.

For example:

  • DLO has been created using a Google Slide. Present slidedeck in full screen, navigate to each slide and record narration.

  • The above can also applied if you are wanting to add a narration to a simple animation

  • Create a set of original images in response to a piece of writing. Record in present mode while narrating.

  • Scaffold script by:

Co-constructing success criteria to identify vocabulary and significant word groups they can use to support their writing.

Scaffolding prompts for self assessment

Resources to help teachers with creating learning intentions and success criteria. Assessment for Learning

Smart Learner: Keyboard Shortcuts and Voice Typing

Build Reading Mileage

Smart Learner: Build Reading Milage with Screencastify

Plan and Create a Screencast

Screencasts are best when they are short and include impact e.g. are helpful and breakdown how to do something, a visual representation of learning and ideas, include original content created by the learner e.g.

  • Record a demonstration on your chromebook with narration.

  • Learners collaborate to create their screencast i.e. a conversation, interview

See Smart Learners Share below

Planning a Screencast

Smart Learners Share

Confident Chrome-bookers create a screencast to share at least one of the following:

    • A Google Drive tip e.g. for creating, searching or organising your Drive and files

    • A tip for creating using a Google Drive App e.g. Slides, Draw, Blogger or a favourite Chrome app

    • A Chromebook tip. Lots of helpful tips here

Create screencast, upload to Google Drive and share on their blog.

Agree on a blog label and encourage learners to comment on other learners' posts.

Share links to these posts on the class blog