Given the state of things recently I thought I’d share how I record my video lessons. I do this all for free. To set up everything it may take about an hour but after you do the initial work everything is easy.
What you need:
- A youtube account
- A google classroom
- A camera ( cell phone, laptop or webcam)
- A wireless microphone (totally optional but I like the sound quality)
- A writing tablet ( Optional. I use a Wacom tablet but a laptop with a touch screen will work)
- A Screen-cast-o-matic account
- Using the screen cast software which is free for up to 15 minutes, record your lesson. I use a combination of google slides with my writing table to do math demonstrations. Get creative. The more fun the lesson the better.
- Screen cast has an option once you are done to upload your video to your youtube channel. Add your description and upload. This takes about 15 minutes.
- Once your video has been posted to your youtube channel, make sure it’s public, then copy your link to your google classroom. I usually do this by making new material and posting the video there. Students can view these videos with any device because its youtube.
- Repeat and before you know it you will have your entire course online!
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