Thursday, January 23, 2014

Screen Casts to the Rescue

One of the most challenging things about teaching a class of 23 seventh graders about copyright and Creative Commons is that they all learn at their own pace (and almost no one wants to listen to a lecture about the importance of citing sources).

I learned this the hard way, prompting me to create a series of screen casts that would allow my students to work at their own pace.

This week, I used Screencast-o-matic to create lessons about Creative Commons!  I saw with my own eyes that this was much more effective than a live, linear, step-by-step performance.