Ed. Tech Talk #2: Cast Away

In Modern Classrooms, teachers replace their lectures with videos, in order to facilitate self-paced learning and high-quality interactions between teacher and student. There are lots of options for recording videos. But which is the best?

In this episode, Mr. James and Joseph offer their expert recommendation: Screencast-O-Matic. They rate this elegant, easy-to-use program as follows:

  • Value: 4/5

  • Ease of Use: 4/5

  • Range: 5/5

Want to learn how videos enhance learning in a Modern Classroom, and see how those videos are actually made? Watch on!

Ed. Tech Talk #1: Mic'd Up

In their first ed-tech talk, Mr. James and Joseph review a high-quality product for any teacher who wants to create instructional videos or record student thinking in class: the Blue Yeti USB Microphone. They rate this versatile, plug-and-play microphone as follows:

  • Value: 4/5

  • Ease of Use: 4/5

  • Range: 5/5

To learn more about the features of this microphone, the ways it can be used in the classroom, and other software that can bring your classroom to life, watch the video below!