Make learning accessible anytime and anywhere with ScreenCastify

I believe that if we have something important to say as teachers, then this information should be made available so our students can watch it time and again, either at school or at home, and be able to watch it at their own pace. Luckily we have great tech tools that allow teachers to create videos. One of my favorite tools to make learning accessible anytime and anywhere for students is ScreenCastify. ScreenCastify lets you easily record what is shown on your computer screen whilst annotating and or talking over the top.

How to get Screencastify

Go to the Chrome Web Store. Search for the extension ‘ScreenCastify’ and choose the extension that you see below.

 

When you choose the option ‘Add to Chrome’, the ScreenCastify extension will be added to the right of your URL bar (See below where I have highlighted in yellow).

 

You will then be asked to set up your microphone and camera access. Choose allow.

You will also be asked whether you want to store the recordings you make locally on your device or in your Google Drive. Generally, I would suggest storing the recordings in your Google Drive – especially if using a Chromebook. Storing them in your Google Drive also means that you are not reliant on just one device and you can access the videos anytime you need them (Note: with Google Edu accounts, you have unlimited storage).

 

Once you have completed these steps, you are then ready to use ScreenCastify to record your videos. The team at ScreenCastify have made a useful video showing users how to use it:

 

 

Check out the ScreenCastify website at this link: www.screencastify.com