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Have you ever felt the need to clone yourself, as you repeat steps over and over for students? Creating videos is a great way to share lessons with your class through class websites, Hapara, Google Classroom, and more. Videos can be accomplished as screencasts, where your computer screen is shared, as a broadcast, with the teacher being recorded or a combination of both.

In order to earn this badge, you must create a video that addresses content, knowledge or skills of the Common Core State Standards, ELD, Next Generation Science or other state or nationally recognized standards. You will choose a topic or lesson that would be part of your normal curriculum, and create a 3 minute or longer video to teach a mini lesson or an aspect of your lesson plan. The end-goal is to have a compendium of videos that can be shared amongst teachers for a variety of different lessons, so the students can have valuable and engaging resources on many different topics. 

Some ideas from @EdTechCVUSD

Adding 2 Digit Numbers – 2nd Grade

Adding 2 Digit Numbers – Annie Pearson – Crest ES – 2nd – Created in iMovie

Dobles Mas 1 y Dobles Menos 1


While your video needs to follow the guidelines outlined below, that should not limit you from being creative and from having fun with the video.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Objective and purpose of the video is clearly stated in the video.
  • The graphics and/or images relate to the audio, enhance key points, and are helpful in communicating the content.
  • Three minute or longer video appears organized and structured with smooth delivery and appropriate pacing for the grade level.
  • The video COULD be part of a bank of instructional resources that address content, knowledge and/or skills of the Common Core State Standards, ELD, Next Generation Science or other state or nationally recognized standards.
  • Video provides clear procedures, examples and/or non-examples related to the objective.
  • Video provides explanation/solution after students practice on their own.
  • Video concludes by recapping and linking the desired learning to next steps and/or future applications.
  • The video provides sufficient detail to meet the learning objective and address the needs of the learner.
Khan Academy

To get an idea of the long-term goal, check out Khan Academy, if you haven’t already. It is a huge database of teaching videos that teach topics and lessons from Kindergarten to Linear Algebra. Your video won’t exactly be like one of these, as our guidelines differ, but they can help you get an idea of what kind of topics you can choose and all the different methods that exist to use video to teach.

Watch a Video from the Khan Academy to see what kind of content they are creating over there.

Once you have picked your lesson and planned our what you’re video is going to cover, you can start creating.

Making the Video

You will find all the tools you will need for creating a video below. For example you could use iPhone and iMovie to create a video. A Video using your iPhone, ScreenCastify, and iMovie could be very professional looking. Check out the tools to see which will help you make your video.

Video Recording

Video recording is the process of capturing video using some sort of device. Previously you would have used a video camera to do this, but with today’s technology, we will be using the tools that we all have at our fingertips to create video. These tools do some different things, so before diving in, here’s a little bit about each. Click the logo to learn more.

ScreenCastify: Record your computer’s screen. #beginner
iPhone: Use your iPhone to record video. #beginner
Nexus: Use your Nexus or Droid to record video. #beginner
Quicktime: Basic video and screen recording #intermediate 




Video Editing

Video editing is the process of taking many video clips and combining them together along with titles, transitions, and sound, to create a completed movie/video. There are also many ways to edit video, but we will go over the ones that you and your students have readily available to you. It will also depend on which type of device you have that determines what software you will use to edit.

YouTube: #intermediate
iMovie: Mac software that makes even complex video editing easy. #advanced







There are many different ways to share your video, once you are done with it.
Two goals of sharing:
#1 – Obtain a URL/Address that you can paste into the submission box.
#2 – Others can access.

ScreenCastify: Share a Video on ScreenCastify #beginner
iPhone: Locate your video on Iphone. Find the share icon share iphone Click on share icon. iphone
(Most teachers are uploading to YouTube.)

Share to a Google Site: Share from your Google Drive to your Google Site. (Then you can share that URL/Weblink)

Vimeo:  Uploading Videos to Vimeo Necessary to create a Vimeo account. #beginner
Nexus:  Share from your Google Drive then upload to YouTube.  #beginner
Quicktime: Export and share a recording in Apple Mac Quicktime #intermediate 

More information on sharing can be found under FAQs. It will be your choice to share with just educators at your school or educators everywhere.

Earn Your Badge!

Once you’ve recorded, edited, and shared your video that addresses content, knowledge or skills of the Common Core State Standards, ELD, Next Generation Science or other state or nationally recognized standards, congratulations! You’ve just added some valuable content for others to watch and learn. Feels good doesn’t it? Simply find the link of your video on Youtube, Vimeo, Google Site, or wherever you shared it, and paste the URL/address in the submission box below and click submit. (*Remember to complete stipend form after you submitted your URL/Address.)