How to Use Screencastify and Edpuzzle in the Classroom

I am currently on my third year teaching. My first year I discovered how much teachers have to work just to be out. Whew! I had a Sub Tub, but the materials in it were not on the content the students were currently learning. I was stressed just to be out, because I didn't want to lose days on my
content. My second year, I started looking into flipping my classroom. I noticed while researching, that I could take those tips and apply it to sub plans. LIFE SAVER!

My second year, I started using Screencastify to record the screen on my computer. This program records my lesson on the screen, and my voice as I teach. After doing that, I would type up a worksheet for the students to do while they watched the video. Then, I would attach it to a post in my Edmodo Classroom, and BAM! My plans were complete without having to go to my classroom.

I started realizing that the students were not watching ALL of the lessons. They were just skipping around to find the answers to the worksheet. Again, I started researching a better way and came across Edpuzzle. This program allows you to turn videos into lessons, reinforce accountability, and track progress. YES! That was what I needed.

Now, after I record my lessons on Screencastify, I upload them to my Edpuzzle account. From here I can insert questions that the students have to answer, as they watch the video. And the best part you ask? They cannot skip the video! Also, I can see their answers in live time. This makes using these two together a great tool not only when I am absent, but also when I am in the class. I love it so much that I became a certified Edpuzzle Coach.

Watch my video to see how I use it, and why it is a LIFESAVER for teachers. Click the image below to head on over to my YouTube page.


Want to check out one of my other technology favorites? Check out this amazing bluetooth microphone on amazon (affiliate link). So many AWESOME ways you can use this in the classroom to increase engagement.




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