22 Million Stories - The 2017-18 School Year in Review
James Francis | June 08, 2018
Here’s a fun fact: 22 million videos were created with Screencastify during the 2017-18 school year 🤩
If that doesn’t impress you, try these on for size:
- Screencastifiers have recorded one video per second since September 1, 2017
- If you watched all the videos one after another, it would take you 245 years (no bathroom breaks) 🚽
- You’d need more than 160,000 Chromebooks to store all the videos
The education world should be proud.
Those 22 million videos are more than just a cool stat. They’re an indicator of a more effective and equal education system.
No matter your learning style, speed or environment, video-based instruction empowers students to learn at their own pace, in their own way. And we're humbled to be a part of that.
Ah, the memories we’ve made 🧡
As the school year ends and teachers and students are greeted with some well-deserved time off, we thought it’d be fun to look back at some of our favorite ways you all have used Screencastify in the classroom.
We saw people screencasting in the hallways, principals office, gym, music room, playground and more! You all never cease to amaze us with your creativity and passion.
So without further ado, here are our favorite 2017-18 memories! If we missed one, let us know on Twitter and we'll add it to the list.
The thrill of your first ever Screencastify recording!
Screencastify and Stop-Motion: a match made in heaven
Mini-lessons = MAJOR impact
Flipped my classroom today using @screencastify to film my differentiated mini lessons for writing... kids were SO engaged and it freed me up to help Ss the whole work time! #edtech pic.twitter.com/rmuytkjvaD— Claire Hall (@ClaireForhan) May 21, 2018
Who says you need to be at a desk to use Screencastify?
PE & Chromebooks? YES, it can happen! Ss are creating workout videos using @Screencastify! They created warmup & cool down routines, and each had to create a movement & describe the techniques used within their video. It was really near to see them in action #SDLearningtoLead pic.twitter.com/alMSDWsZmF— S-DMS DropZone (@sdmsdropzone) May 4, 2018
Hmm, I wonder what that project was...
Even if you’re not in class, your Screencastify video can be
When you have to be out of class there’s nothing better than using @Screencastify to make a dictation subplan. STs have created their #owi & #invisibles @CIliftoff @ci_posse & now are able to do their story dictation and illustrations even if I’m not there! @katiheefner pic.twitter.com/hAgWphLLvN— NissaQuillOHS (@NissaQuillWMS) April 26, 2018
Take a trip across the country with Lewis and Clark 🚂
8th grade working on a Lewis and Clark Google Earth. I used @Screencastify to record myself reading the Google Earth and the questions. Students then answer questions in Google Docs. #wcpsel #wcpstech pic.twitter.com/mUv5ylu8Gy— Daniel Bemiss (@DanielBemissEDU) April 24, 2018
Students are using @Screencastify to create commercials for their products. This group is working on a commercial for a dry shampoo that doubles as a breath freshener. @SPS_Librarian @relytwu pic.twitter.com/hzITIWTDls— Arianna Lambert (@MsALambert) April 18, 2018
2nd graders learning French. Bon travail! 🇫🇷
***PROUD TEACHER ALERT*** 7yr old Gr2 Ss @StBenedictOCSB downloaded, installed, and managed @Screencastify extension on their Chromebooks 2 use 4 French explanatory activities! Let’s leverage Ss VOICE! @OCSB_LT #ocsbLT #ocsb #ocsbDL #ocsbFSL @scurtismyers pic.twitter.com/B1AxWwccgh— Julian Daher (He/Him) (@mrjdaher) April 17, 2018
Recording a digital notepad makes thinking visible
Making school announcements more personal
Our very own @PortsmouthHS_RI principal, Mr. Joseph Amaral, using @Screencastify to help communicate to all stakeholders an important #FreshmanAcademy initiative! #GetTechyPSD pic.twitter.com/Aip6K5wHps— 🅃🄸🄼 "🅃🄴🄲🄷" 🄼🄰🅁🅄🄼 ☛ #PowerfulLearningAt (@tmarum23) April 12, 2018
Minecraft in class? Yes please!
Fifth grade has been building in #Minecraft to show what they are learning and understanding about #space. Today we are using #screencastify to record and share our thinking! @MinecraftEdu @Screencastify @SASD_OakRidge pic.twitter.com/fEwp16aFHM— Rachel Irvin (@rairvin) April 12, 2018
Jake discovered some lesser-known-but-super-cool features!
Did you know that @Screencastify could do this!? Cursor highlight, click highlight and cursor hiding! #studentcentered #studentvoice #langchat #musedchat #stemchat #scichat #elachat #litchat #engchat #EduGIFs #screencast https://t.co/d9X6DdEVnL pic.twitter.com/t2oA5NzU8D— Jake Miller (@JakeMillerTech) May 9, 2018
Musical screencasts 🎶
When your music teacher is planning to be out Friday, but wants to teach a new song...#screencastify it! Go Mrs. Miller! #xylaohone @Screencastify @soundsofmusic12 @KentCardinals #kentrocks pic.twitter.com/9VOj8qKUGr— Miss Tressler (@misstressler) April 11, 2018
Get your class up and running in 30 minutes or less
Bringing poems to life
Love seeing students think outside the box, especially with a tool that allows for creativity. @AshleyNoto1's 4th graders used @Screencastify to record how they compared fractions in Google Drawings. They can share videos for review! @Buda_Bulldogs pic.twitter.com/8wtVJnOoKP— 🌻𝔸𝕟𝕟 𝔻𝕖𝔹𝕠𝕝𝕥🌻 (@EdTxAnn) April 4, 2018
Refine those presentation skills on video
It’s never too early to get reflective
Let the students be teachers!
A tool for learning about tools...toolception
We should probably hire Ella 📈
Ella taught @PeeplesFCBOE 2nd grade Enrichment how to use @Screencastify extension on #chromebooks to practice before @Flipgrid Research project on animal adaptation. She got an assist from her dad @fcboe math coordinator @cmarkhen pic.twitter.com/OiJJsDbDBn— April DeGennaro (@AprilDeGennaro) March 21, 2018
Learn -> Record -> Narrate -> Share -> Repeat
Check out these nifty 2nd graders!
Excited to work with two 2nd Graders from Mt. Washington Elementary Yes, I said SECOND Graders! They used @Screencastify to add narration to their Google SlideShow they have been working on after researching a foreign country. #LoveKyPublicEducation #GoogleAppsForLittles @MWESKY pic.twitter.com/hyFE8Wg5LT— Susan Vincentz (Tech Imaginations) (@sv314dws) March 19, 2018
Let’s be serious...but not TOO serious
Get your Greek on! 🏛
Two languages, but many more memories
We've got some young Oprah's over here!
Who can write a Screencastify rap for us?
Use BeastBox with Screencastify. Students create a rap to go with their beats, and the rap is focused on sharing animal content (as part of animal research). Students record their voices while beats play on the computer using @Screencastify . https://t.co/QhExvcXGRB— Stuart Chandler (@ChandlerStu) March 7, 2018
Let’s hear your best radio voice…🎙
I just used @Screencastify for the first time and I love it. It's so easy to quickly record a video and post it to your classroom. I used it to answer questions and give general #Feedback to my class on a research paper. Just need to work on my RAdio VOIce...— Mr Borgman (@MrBorgman) March 6, 2018
Step right in to my virtual home 🏠
@vbschools Japanese, Russian, and Spanish teachers share ideas. For a great task, students play the role of a realtor, use a virtual home tour, narrate in the target language and record with @Screencastify @jmpohl pic.twitter.com/jubFzgSGJI— Jennifer Carson (@jncar4) February 28, 2018
Screencasting as they’re learning to read...wow!
Authors (and narrators) of their own destiny
Looks like the Screencastify dream team
Graphic design students used @Screencastify to submit self-reflections on a recent project. Students had to justify and analyze their project by creating a short video.— LRHS Wildcats (@LRHSWildcats) February 9, 2018
Thank you, @stephj914 for not being afraid to try new ways to support learning. #BeLRHS pic.twitter.com/QRNzO38RzK
Do re mi fa so la ti do...
How Stella got her feedback
Get out and SCREENCAST! 🌳
1, 2, 3, 4...integer raps? Give us more!
Using @Screencastify 2 record our integer Raps today! How creative are my Ss- give them options and everyone wins & #learningisfun!! 🎧🎤🎼🎬 #lovewhatyoudo #npspride @kwinsper @gregkulowiec @NortonMiddle pic.twitter.com/efxeHZnPf9— Amanda Banks (@ABanksNMS) January 29, 2018
What if maps could talk? 🗺
Screencasters as far as the eye can see 👀
More principal messages
Chrome extension @Screencastify comes through again for this principal. Using it to communicate new afternoon bus dismissal procedures to all scholars and to ensure a consistent message within the building. #kygodigital #digitalworkflow #wesoarPR pic.twitter.com/4GdIgIHWBu— Faith Stroud (@principalstroud) December 18, 2017
Storytelling is what it’s all about
Shhh!! #TMGenius Ss wrote creative stories, created wordless picture slides, and are now using @Screencastify to read their finished stories with accuracy and expression! They are tech leaders for sure!! pic.twitter.com/tunW6PrD64— Katelyn Callahan (@k_callahan4) December 6, 2017
The best story is your autobiography
Love how these kids are so animated recording their life stories! Google Classroom + @Screencastify + sharing vids on @Padlet! #autobiography #YouTubers @NISDWanke #NISDInspired @nisdelemelar 🎤🎧🎬 pic.twitter.com/9ABSvKjEYV— Elizabeth Robles (@TechCoachRobles) November 14, 2017
We'd like to send a heartfelt thank you to all the teachers who have shared so much with us this year (and to all you dedicated readers who have made it to the end of this post). Keep sending us your pictures and videos on Twitter @Screencastify - we love seeing them.
Here's to another successful school year, and have a wonderful summer!