Soapbox allows you to record your screen AND use your webcam at the same time. You can show viewers a split screen with you talking next to your screencast or you can show either the webcam or the screen full size. See more at https://wistia.com/soapbox.
Voice Thread allows you and your students to have “Conversations in the cloud.” Why limit discussion to class time? Why limit presentations to PowerPoint in school? Click on the picture to learn more.
From Seesaw’s site: CAPTURE STUDENT LEARNING IN ANY FORM Seesaw empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school. Students can “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. You can also import directly from most popular apps. Find Seesaw at http://web.seesaw.me/
Imagine uploading an image of yourself, your dog, a famous person and having it speak. Blabberize allows you to add a movable mouth to the picture, record your voice, and make the character speak. See more at http://blabberize.com/.
Voki (www.voki.com) is a fun way to focus on speaking skills. Students can select a character and give the character their voice. In the words of the site, Voki can be used to “INTEGRATE technology into the classroom, MAKE teaching and learning fun, EDUCATE engage and enjoy!” See an example here.
Every Apple device has Photo Booth installed on the dock. Photo Booth uses the devices webcam to take snapshots or record video. Use the video feature to record students doing the rough draft of a talk; to record students explaining daily procedures for Back to School night; to record discussion prompts; to record videos that […]
Do you ask students to hand in a rough draft before turning in the final paper? Why not have students send you a rough draft for oral presentations? No, not a paper with words on it, but a recording of what they are going to say. Practice readers’ theater, newscasts, presentations, and more at Vocaroo.com.
Extempore (https://extemporeapp.com/) is an app for practicing speaking. Language instructors create lessons, and students use mobiles to record responses. In Extempore’s words: “Our platform allows students and instructors to share spontaneous speech asynchronously, using their iOS or Android mobile devices.” Instead of 1:1 in-person conferences, language-learning goes digital.