Multimedia Tools Artifact #2

Artifact #2: Screencast

How to use Canva to create an infographic.

I chose the screencast on how to use the website Canva to create an infographic because it was one of the assignments that made me grow as an educator. I had never created a screencast before this class. I think part of that is my age. I have been teaching for 21 years. When I was in college, I used a word processor to type out my papers. The concept of multimedia tools was unheard of. I have tried to stay informed of new technology so that I can keep up with my students and my own children. Creating a screencast just seemed too time consuming, and I hate listening to my own voice. It took a number of tries to create the screencast, and I was still uncomfortable listening to it but I am glad I did it. I can definitely see the benefits to creating screencasts, and it is always good to push myself outside of my comfort zone.

I look forward to creating more screencasts this school year. It would be great for lessons that are used throughout the school year. Instead of taking class time to reteach a lesson each time, I can assign the screencast as homework the night before to refresh their memory. I could even take the screencast and turn it into an Edpuzzle.

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