Teacher Review For Screencastify

Create Great Instructional Videos with Screencastify!

Bethany P.
Classroom teacher
Central High Park Hills, MO
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My Grades 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
In my flipped classroom, I use Screencastify to create instructional video content. I love Screencastify because of the ease of use. The Screencastify Chrome extension allows me to quickly begin, end, or pause a screencast of any site open on my computer. Screencastify also provides options to record the desktop or webcam without the tab content. In some student-created presentations, my classes are required to create screencasts using Screencastify. I walk my students through the initial setup of the extension, and they require very little guidance with the tool after this!
My Take
Screencastify is a fantastic tool to use in the 21st-century classroom. Students can easily create their own screencasts and share them to YouTube or Google Drive. This provides a new sense of accountability because people around the world could view their work! I use the free version (lite version) of Screencastify in my classroom, which allows limited editing capabilities and a 10-minute recording limit. These restraints have caused NO PROBLEMS!