Found two videos ‘7 Steps to Successful Screencasting’ [2:40] and ‘Cognitive Presence’ [3:03].

Interesting to see/hear self-efficacy measures mentioned … something  I’m including in another project I’m working on.

Screencasting. Right. I don’t do acting in front of a camera. Although I am doing HyFlex in the fall but that’s different as I will be interacting with the students who are in the room … hum … wonder if the masks will make a difference in how sound needs to be set up … note to self: might be smart to see about a test session before classes begin.

Okay, I don’t do acting in front of a camera. So I put together slides and was going to use screencast-o-matic.com. So now I know I don’t do well talking to a computer screen.

Ended up writing a script (which I’m not great at reading from but the best option so far), turning each slide into a separate jpg, shutting myself and the Zoom recorder in a closet, door shut to keep out the sound of the fans … turned out this produced a bit of an echo, tossing everything into Premiere Pro and in minutes had a finished product which I’m happy enough with to make more. Of course, I first googled for the best format to put it in the blog … way wrong answer retrieved … so used a bit of logic looking at the list of options and chose a good one as the video is on the blog.

Teaser: came across the term ‘whole brain teaching’ – off to explore what that is. Postscript: Immediately found https://wholebrainteaching.com and that tomorrow is the last day of a 7-day virtual conference … and today and tomorrow are sold out. But there are webpages of information linked to each day (which is not recorded).

Exploration. Curiosity. Ableness (an ant can carry 10-50 times their body weight [Reference: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/content/ant-factoids]).

So what do I make of the image? The foil/wrapper represents for me something old that becomes new when encountered for the first time. I like looking at old things and trying to make something new from them. It is an exercise in changing perspective, using your imagination, and being creative.