I have tried recording presentations in the past from my iPad and the volume was not always audible, which made it hard for any serious viewing reasons. This time, I tried using my iPhone. I gave it a practice round with a group and the phone seemed to pick up each of their voices well enough. I figured now, if students miss any of the presentations they will be able to view the recording that I made, and another benefit is that I don’t need to scramble and try to miraculously grade these group presentations while they are presenting. This way I can rewatch the videos and assess each person individually. I feel like this was going to give me much more accurate evaluations on their speaking and presenting.
Once I had all the groups present and I recorded them, I uploaded them into my Google Drive. From there, I decided I would post these videos onto Google Classroom. I also realized that any of the students would benefit from going back and watching these videos. After all, their writing assignment is requiring them to use the factual information from the presentations to write their RAFT piece.
As you can see, I attached each of the presentations to Google Classroom. When I presented this RAFT tasks to the students they were so excited and I was so happy to see them jumping into this task with a positive attitude. When they we released to begin, so many more students revisited the presentations to review the information in their notes!
This makes me wonder, what other things can I easily record and give access to my students?!