Better Together: Screencastify Open Educational Resources

The Screencastify team is so excited to announce that we’ll soon host a repository of Screencastify powered lessons. Now, you’ll be able to share the greatness from your classroom with teachers all over the world.

Recent research makes it clear: teachers have very little time to engage in artful lesson planning and even less time to collaborate with other teachers. While we can’t give you more time, we hope that we can simplify the process of collaborating with others.

Last school year alone, 22 million videos were recorded using Screencastify! With that many videos, chances are that someone, somewhere is making a video that would work perfectly for your students. Similarly, you’ve probably created a video that would work seamlessly somewhere else.

So here’s how it all works: when you have a great lesson you’re ready to share, head on over to our submissions page. Submit a link to your screencast plus a few extra details and we’ll take it from there.

What are we looking for?

  • Videos deployable in seconds. Ideally, teachers should be able to download your lesson and begin sharing with students instantly (no guess work involved).
  • Appropriate Length. If you’ve taught your students the principles of calculus in just 5 minutes, go ahead and send it in. But, if it took you 20 minutes to teach the relevant principles, we’d love to have that video too.
  • Artful lesson descriptions. Teachers looking to use your lesson want to know how you used it and what yielded the best results. There is no need to be shy in your lesson description.
  • Accompanying materials. If your lesson worked best when deployed with a cool graphic organizer, we’d love for you to attach that graphic organizer to the submission.

Once lessons have been submitted, they’ll be reviewed by our team for accuracy and quality. We want to make sure that every lesson is engaging and effective. If your lesson makes it past our review process, we’re happy to grant you 30 days of Screencastify premium for free! (We’ll increase your free period by 30 days for each additional submission up to 90 days). We’ll also make sure you get credit for your lesson submission.

Looking for an Example?

Check out Nef from Screencastify’s lesson on theme.

Lesson Description: This is a 6th grade lesson based on the CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1 standard which reads, “Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.” Using the text “The Stolen Kitten,” students are asked to analyze how the main character changes from the beginning to the end. At the end of the lesson, students should be able to produce their own thematic statement supported by evidence from the text. Ideally, students should come up with a thematic statement that points to the fact that perspective can change our feelings.

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