SHCS Professional Development

Tools for connecting with students


Creating Videos

Educreations: is an interactive whiteboard and screencasting app. You can narrate, write, and animate as your voice is recorded explaining the subject matter. Worksheets can even be uploaded and written on using a stylus. If needed, we can provide iPads with this app pre-loaded. To help educators during COVID-19, teachers can request an account upgrade to be able to use Pro features. Tutorial here.


Screencastify: Easily record, edit, and share videos. Free chrome extension that lives in your browser. You can record the computer screen and voice allowing a video popup in the corner for face-to-face recording. It is easy to switch from webcam to screen recording. The software tool allows you to create a video capture of whatever you are working on, on the computer at that time. The user can create videos that walk students & parents through different online applications. It is a great tool to use when recording digital white board lessons and creating “how to access” online apps and resources.

Screencastify How to Video

Free Version: 5 min per video, trim videos, autosave to Google Drive, no watermark, annotation tools, publish to YouTube, export as MP4, GIF, and MP3

Paid Version: $29/ year education, All free plan features, unlimited recording length, merge videos and reorder clips, crop recordings, add text over clips, priority support

Using Professional Videos

These sources contain excellent videos explaining topics across the curriculum.


PBS Learning Media

Discovery Education

Interactive Activities for Flipped Learning

EDpuzzle is a great tool for creating video lessons without having to record videos of your own. Build questions and comments into any video that you find on YouTube.

Flipgrid: - Flipgrid is simple. Engage and empower every voice in your classroom or community by recording and sharing short, awesome videos … together! Link: Getting Started with FlipGrid

Kahoot!, the creation tool for online learning games and trivia quizzes, is offering Premium Kahoot! for school use free of charge during the outbreak.

Nearpod is already supporting 100+ schools with tools, webinars.

Resources for Distance Learning