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Video Applications for the Instructional Technology Coach

Video Resources for the Tech Coach

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Susan discuss our favorite Video Solutions for Tech Coaches and discuss Pro's and Con's for each application.

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In this episode, we discuss:

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Google Meet

  • Pros
    • Many features are free
    • Easy to use … people are familiar with the platform
    • Connects to Google Classroom
  • Cons
    • Many features might end up being Enterprise overtime
    • Doesn’t have many features that other platforms have

Microsoft Teams

  • Pros
    • Extremely feature rich
    • “Free” with Microsoft package
    • Connects with additional apps both Office and non-Office

Zoom

  • Pros
    • Many teachers know how to use Zoom basic features
    • Educational / Premium version allows for more security features
    • Breakout Rooms on the Premium version
  • Cons
    • Like other applications, premium features are now back to being premium
    • Free meetings are only 40 minutes

Cisco

  • Pros
    • Free for up to 100 participants for up to 50 minutes
    • Unlimited number of meetings
    • Premium versions allow for cloud mp4 recordings
  • Cons
    • Many times can be difficult to install and setup depending upon the device being used

SchoolTube Virtual Classroom

  • Pros
    • Free Video hosting for K12 students and teachers
    • Branded educational environments
    • Unlimited accounts & Video Uploads
    • Only $2 / person to go ad-free

Video Creation Applications

WeVideo

  • Pros
    • Multi-use tool
      • Screencasting
      • Voice Recording
      • Editing
      • Publishing
      • Collaborative
    • Robust feature set
    • Green Screen
    • Works well with mobile application
    • Cost is very reasonable because it covers the need to pay for several other applications
  • Cons
    • Free version is limited to 5-min video

Screencastify

  • Pros
    • Works seamlessly in conjunction with Google Drive
    • Easy sharing options for creating shareable link, downloading, and posting to YouTube
  • Cons
    • Free version is limited to only 5 minutes

ScreenCast-o-Matic

  • Pros
    • This app now offers a chrome extension that makes access and recording more user-friendly than before
    • Free version allows up to 15 minutes
    • Allows local uploads as well as to YouTube and Google Drive
    • Low cost (under $2.00 per month) premium version gives you drawing tools, editing tools, unlimited recording time
  • Cons
    • Watermark on free version

Camtasia

  • Pros
    • Very robust screencasting and video editing suite
    • Tons of features and resources for creating professional videos … quickly
    • Publish to several great platforms
  • Cons
    • Not easily purchased for every student due to the price

Loom

  • Pros
    • Free Chrome Extensions
    • Saves easily onto Google Drive

PowerPoint

  • Pros
    • Feature Rich
    • Complete Video Solution
    • 3D Animations

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