Last year I started getting students to make their own video content. The idea was an extension of flipping my classes and I thought it was an excellent way for students to become the teacher and explain the concepts they were learning. I was using a class notebook and students would use screencastomatic to record their screens. They would then insert the MP4 file into the Class notebook:
I found this process slow and cumbersome. There was also the problem of the size of the Class Notebook! There had to be an easier way for students to quickly create short screencasts. I then stumbled across Steve Crapnell and his collections in Docs.com
Office snip was the answer I have been looking for. It is incredibly simple to use, fast and embeds in OneNote pages. Once students create the snip, they simply click copy and can then paste directly into their page.
Watch this video to see how easy it is to create a snip screencast:
This is what it looks like in my maths class:
1. For homework, students have a homework page which I distribute to the student’s individual sections which looks like this: 2. They use the snip tool to record one question  talking through their thinking and understanding: 3. I review student homework via class notebook review tab:
THE END RESULT  AWESOME!
Here is a video of these steps in action and some student work:
In addition, I use the collaboration space and office snip to publish homework problems students are having. You can see from the example below in my maths homework template I ask students to let me know if they are having any homework problems:
I then create a solution to this problem and publish it to the collaboration space for all students to see. Often, the question students are having difficulty with are the same questions which makes this step fast.
For more details on how to download snip see the guide below created by Steve Crapnell via doc.com:
(courtesy of Steve Crapnell)
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