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!
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!