Evaluation matrix – VideoScribe

Evaluation Matrix

Name of teaching resource

VideoScribe

Weblink

http://www.videoscribe.co/

Who should this digital teaching resource be used with?

VideoScribe would be best suited for students’ to use from grade five to seven or by teachers as a digital teaching tool contributing to their technological pedagogical content knowledge by combining technology, pedagogy and content (Howell, 2012, p.30).

How should it be used?

VideoScribe is an engaging alternative to common forms of presenting research or students’ project work.

Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

The science strand in the Australian curriculum would be the most appropriate subject for students’ to use Videoscribe. This would be appropriate for science understanding, science as a human endeavour and science inquiry skills (ACARA, n.d.), however it could be adapted for use in any subject.

Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

Bhaskar (2013) and Saxena (2013) suggests that software such as VideoScribe enhances students’ creativity when producing their presentation. This creates an opportunity for the student to learn about the topic and gain new skills in using technology. It is easy to use for students’ and teachers’.

Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

VideoScribe is not a free program. When doing the voice over it has to be done in one continuous recording, unlike Powerpoint which can be done on a slide by slide basis.

Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

A teacher I could use this software to introduce new topics or do any form of presentation.

References

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (n.d). Science. Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/science/curriculum/f-10?layout=1#level6

Bhaskar, S. (2013, July 6). How can technology make a classroom engaging? Retrieved from http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/insights/418-how-technology-makes-a-classroom-engaging

Howell, J. (2012). Teaching with ICT: Digital Pedagogies for Collaboration and Creativity. South Melbourne Victoria. Oxford University Press.

Saxena, S. (2013, November 14). How can technology enhance student creativity? Retrieved from http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/insights/750-how-can-technology-enhance-student-creativity

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