I’ve recently been made aware of a heap of tools that we can utilise as educators in our classrooms. As an equine teacher, some of them look like they’ll be really helpful! We have a short video that is technically a PowerPoint slideshow that students watch at the start of each unit and answer a few questions before they start their materials. This proves they are engaged and can access the content. And I got to thinking about Screencast-O-Matic for Equine Business.
This is a free tool that you can download and utilise on your computer, phone or tablet. (There is a paid upgraded version). It allows you to video yourself and/or your screen and add audio to it. So for me, this seems a great tool for talking over the top of the PowerPoints we use. Then students are able to engage in a visual manner and auditory. Great! So how could this work for an equine business?
You can load any document on your screen and share it whilst talking through it. This may be showing clients how to fill in a booking form for one of your stallions. Or perhaps you’re an equine author and you want to introduce potential readers to the first chapter of your book. As you read through the pages, you can record the screen and you reading it out loud and save this as a video.
It’s really intuitive and easy to use! And once you’ve saved the video, you can upload it to YouTube, your video or have it stored on the cloud. It’s up to you!
What information would you like to share with clients that you could develop into a video format with you talking over the top? It could be a slide show of foals from your top stallion, photos of horses performing at competitions, you name it! Or maybe as an educator you want to create video resources for students. The time limit is 15 minutes but for a free application, this gives you ample to work with. Check it out.