Screencastify is the #1 screen recorder for Google Chrome. Capture, edit and share videos in seconds.



Screencastify is a Google Chrome extension that is available from the Chrome web store. It enables you to create screencasts and videos on a Windows, Mac, or Chromebook. In addition to recording your screen, it combines annotation tools, record from your microphone for voice over, and you can record yourself with a picture-in-picture overlay of your webcam. Everything you record is saved to Google Drive so you can easily share the video with students, embed it on a Google Site, or upload to YouTube.

You can use Screencastify to create recorded lessons, tutorials, or giving feedback. It is often quicker and easier to convey how to do something in a video, rather than writing a long list of steps. To see an example of Screencastify in action view my video below.

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WeVideo – Make videos on any device, anywhere.


WeVideo is a cloud-based video editor that enables you create pro like videos on any device, including Chromebook, Windows, Mac, and Mobile. Cloud-based storage means there is no software to download and install, with the added flexibility of accessing your projects on any device. Get advanced with features like green screen to take your videos to the next level. Once you’ve finished your video, export in multiple formats and save directly to your Google Drive.


Sign-up

Sign-up and sign-in to WeVideo using your college Google account. This will make it easy to sign-in across all your devices and save your projects on Google Drive.

Let’s get started

To get started, select the type of project you’d like to create:

  • Video – Start a new video project;
  • Recording – Record your screen and webcam;
  • GIF – Create an animated GIF to embed in a presentation, website, or share on social media.



Import media

You can upload video and images directly from your device or add media stored on your Google Drive. After adding your media, simply drag it onto the timeline. WeVideo also includes a huge library of stock media footage.


Add transitions

To add a new transitions, click on the Transitions tab and drag the transition onto the timeline. Preview each transition by hovering your mouse over it and clicking Play.


Add audio

Add music and sound effects to your video. Browse the audio available in WeVideo or upload your own.


Add animated text

Use text for a title screen, credits, or label elements in your video project. Go to the text tab and then drag the text element onto the timeline. Afterwards, double click the text on the timeline to edit it.


Export and share your video

Exporting your video to share with the world is quick and easy. Press the finish button, name your project, select the appropriate resolution and press export. You can even ask WeVideo to save the export straight to your Google Drive.


WeVideo Academy

To learn more about WeVideo and discover how to creatively use video creation projects in the classroom go and explore the training available at the WeVideo Acadmey.

Save, organise and share content across the web with Wakelet.

This is a great tool that allows you to pool all of you research in to one location, called a Wake. You can save webpages, images, videos, tweets, articles, blog posts and more just by pasting the link in to Wakelet or by installing it’s browser extension and just clicking two buttons. Then you can share your wake with anyone in the world, or keep it private to you.

Take a look at some examples of Wakes below, these show you different formatting options and custom layouts.

The TED-Ed project — TED’s education initiative — makes short video lessons worth sharing, aimed at educators and students. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of lessons, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which are collaborations between educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform.

Our very own Director of Humanities, Mark Robinson, has collaborated with TED-Ed to make range of videos:

With Google Sites, you can quickly create a website to gather a variety of information in one place – including videos, calendars, presentations, attachments, and text – and easily share it for viewing with your class, course or the entire college.

Creating a web page using Google Sites is as simple as writing a document, and you can easily embed Google Docs, Slides and YouTube videos to develop interactive websites.

You can access the new Google Sites by logging into Google Sites and then select “Create”.

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FlippedLaw is your complete guide to A Level Law and includes resources written by experienced, successful law teachers and examiners.

It covers Contract Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights, Tort Law, Law Making, the English Legal System and the Concepts of Law.

It is a paid for subscription but whilst at Barton Peveril, you can log in and use it for free, just speak to the Library for a username and password.

Integral Maths host a comprehensive collection of maths resources covering AS/A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Core Maths & more.

It is a paid subscription that we have a username and password for, you can use this as long as you are a student at Barton Peveril. You can find the username and password at BPMaths.com

Have a look at their video below giving a quick run-through of the Integral system and how it can benefit you.

Find ideas and activities on Google’s new Chromebook App Hub. Explore how educators across the globe are using Chromebooks in education. Each app recommendation gives you resources for getting started and examples of how it is being used in the classroom. Apps and ideas can be filtered by cateogry, age range, subject, and language.

There are so many ideas to explore, so to save you some time we’ve included some of our favourites:

Edpuzzle allows you to build a video bank from a number of places across the internet which you can then share with your class.



Edpuzzle also allows you to track who in your class has actually viewed the video. Perfect for Flipped Learning, you could assign the video for the students to watch before or after class then check to see if the students are viewing the material or not.

The Chrome extension adds a small button on to the page of a YouTube video when you watch one, when you click it you can then add it to your Class and add your own voice over, interactive questions or annotations if you want students to really focus on a certain section or idea.

The best part? It’s free for educators! Like the sound of all this? Check out Edpuzzle user Ms Oudiz uses it to improve her students essay writing skills as well as checking out the Edpuzzle blog posts where some of the posts are written by education experts as guest writers.

Edpuzzle Blog:

Preparing Students for Standardized Testing
Discover our tips to reduce test anxiety and build confidence!

A Core Tool During the Coronavirus Closures
Discover how to use Edpuzzle for remote learning with these top tips from Adam Hill, an edtech expert whose school has been closed due to the coronavirus.

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to a Flipped Classroom
Interested in flipping your classroom but don’t know where to start? Check out our guide and learn how you can flip your first class tomorrow!

5 Ways to Reach Introverted Students
Reach introverted students with technology and discover these useful tips to help make your classroom as inclusive as possible!

4 Tips for Teaching Public Speaking
Take your students’ presentation skills to the next level with our list of tips and tech tools!

How to use Podcasts in the Classroom
Learn how they spark student engagement and get some examples you can start using with your students today!

TED Talks are free, infuential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity.



TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, starting over 30 years ago as a Technology, Entertainment and Design conference with the aim to get your idea across in a short, powerful talk in 18 minutes or less. They’ve somewhat diverged from that a little in the sense that talks now cover almost all topics including science, politics and global issue to name a few, and occasionally a talk can go on a couple of minutes past the 18 minute mark.

There are now over 3100 different talks at your fingerprints, if you go here you can look through topics to find one that takes your fancy.

Maybe you want to know, ‘What’s the fastest way to alphabetize your bookshelf?’.

Or something a bit more fun, ‘My journey to yo-yo mastery’.

Or something a bit deeper, ‘What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness’.

Or even, ‘Where are all the aliens?’.