Je vous salue, Marie Read-Along Using Screencastify | Toronto Teacher Mom

Je vous salue, Marie Read-Along Using Screencastify

Monday, May 11, 2020


Using Google Slides with animated text boxes, I recorded a read-long of the Hail Mary prayer in French for my students for Catholic Education Week. The screencast was recorded using the Screencastify Chrome extension. It's pretty easy to use once you have added the extension (which only works on a computer and not mobile devices) and have enabled your video camera and audio input.


Useful Tips for Creating Video with Screencastify

  1. If you want to create a screencast of a Google Slides presentation in presentation mode, which is useful if you want to take advantage of animation or slide transitions, change the part of the URL that says "edit" to "present". It will open in presentation mode within your browser tab so that you can access the Screencastify extension and begin, pause or stop the recording. 
  2. Use a headset or earphones with a built-in microphone. I use my old Beats Solo headphones (which I got for free one year during a back-to-school promotion when I purchased a new MacBook Air at my local Apple Store!). I find the sound quality is better than the built-in mic on my computer, especially because it doesn't pick up much background noise or the annoying clicking sound each time I press a key to advance through the slides.
  3. Wait a few seconds after the recording begins before talking so you can close the toolbar that pops up at the bottom left. Then you can you trim the video once it loads in a new Screencastify tab by adjusting the scissors. You can also crop the video, too, if you open the file in the Screencastify Editor.
If you'd like a copy of the slide deck I created for Je vous salue, Marie in order to change the last part from "Tous les saints, priez pour nous" to your school's saint, click here


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