A screencast is a recording of your computer screen with your own voice narrating the presentation on the screen. This is a great tool to facilitate the blended learning model. Not sure how to use a screencast in your classroom? Take a look at this article with 5 great ways to make screencasting work for you. The best take away for busy teachers is to create a live screencast of your lectures this year. As you lecture in class this year, record yourself! Next year, you will have a screencast on that topic, and can use this to flip your classroom!
The free version works quite well at creating a screen cast. Software needs to be downloaded from the website. Once a screencast is created it can be published for free on a YouTube channel. Creating a YouTube channel requires an email account.
Screencastify offers a Chrome extension in the Chrome store. This allows you to quickly and easily record your screen and save it to your Google Drive!
Use Vibby to edit and insert your comments into a Youtube video for students to students watch! Students can also reply to your comments right in the video. A great way to engage students in video content. Simply share the edited video with a link.
An interactive periodic table of elements from Ted-Ed with videos about each element attached! Or, try this one from the Royal Society for Chemistry.
Check out these interactive Math and Science simulations from the University of Colorado. Let your students play around with concepts such as fractions, graphing, magnetism, buoyancy, energy, and much more.
Show your students the body systems in 3D with this tool from BioDigital Human
Check out the Science behind the news, lesson plans, or interactive activities about friction and weather for your students to experiment with!
The American Association for the Advancement of Science offers a collection of lessons and tools for science teachers.
Front Row this is a Reading and Math practice website for grades K-8 addressing Common Core Skills. The students learn at their own pace. Helps differentiate instructions among students. Great for drill and practice.It is free. It has a whiteboard area for students to work out problems.Confidentiality is an issue do not have student logon with real names. One teacher has students sign in with their class number as their first name and their initial of their last name as their last name.
Khan Academy is a great site for math & science, offering practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that allows students to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Coach mode allows you to monitor students. Students must log in with gmail or facebook acount.