Distance Learning: How Will You Present the Content?

How will you present the content?


Once you have determined what content will be used to support the student’s learning objectives, it is important to decide how to present the information to the students. There are a few common paths for the delivery of content during distance learning. One path is to provide printed resources for students to gather information from.  Another path includes using digital tools to either pre-record a presentation of the content or to present the content live to students. Oftentimes, the decision is determined by the resource being used by the students, as well as the type of device the instructors and students have access to.

Screen Recording with a Chrome Browser: 

Screencastify is a Google Chrome extension you can add to your Chrome browser on any device that allows for extensions (Chrome extensions do not work on mobile browsers). When you add the extension, you simply click on the icon, choose what you want to record (your webcam or your screen) and click record. The video, when finished will automatically be saved to your Google Drive. There is a 5-minute limit per video. 

Screen Recording with SMART:

If you have SMART Software and you have downloaded all of the drivers, the suite comes with a SMART Recorder. Record your Notebook session while tapping into your computer's microphone. Another great feature is the ability to choose to use your board to record your content or record directly from your computer. The file saves as a video file, which can be uploaded to YouTube or added to your Google Classroom.

Learn how to start using SMART recorder in this easy to follow video:

Screen Recording with Clevertouch: 

You can use Lynx Screen Recorder while you are connected to your Clevertouch board or from your computer. The software lives on your computer and records whatever is projected on your screen, whether you are going through a lesson on Lynx or pulling up your curriculum on a website or PDF. Here are the steps to use Lynx Screen Recorder:


Find Lynx Screen Recorder file on your computer.

Select Lynx Screen Recorder.

To pin the recorder so it stays on one screen, click the pushpin. 

At the end of your recording session, choose where you want to save the video file. 


Screen Recording on Apple mobile devices: iPhone and iPad

Record your screen and audio using your mobile Apple device.

Screen Recording on Apple computers: Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, and Mac desktops

How to record your screen and audio using your Apple computer:

Screen Broadcasting using Google Meet

Premium features of Google Meet are available for all education accounts until July. With Google Meet you can start a video conference with your class to teach them a new concept, answer student questions, or start a classroom discussion. It is suggested you start with smaller groups, rather than one-on-one meetings. 

Learn more about how you can use Google Meet’s Premium Features for free until July:

Screen Broadcasting using Zoom

Zoom is a web conferencing tool to use either with your computer or through a mobile device. Zoom is free for teachers right now and they have removed the 40-minute limit. This broadcasting tool allows teachers to instruct live teaching sessions for their distant learners. To get started,  click on the link below, which will direct you to their support site.

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