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Elementary Special Education Teacher and fan of Technology

Thanks for the link Katie. I

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Thanks for the link Katie. I looked at it briefly, but will definitely be playing around with it more this school year!

Elementary Special Education Teacher and fan of Technology

I appreciate the many uses

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I appreciate the many uses you found on using a simple screenshot. I have used a few screenshots in my digital storytelling. On the desktop computer when I take a screen shot, using the print screen button, I find it not so "user-friendly". What are your recommendations for the desktop feature of a screenshot?

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I really enjoyed this post about the screen shots. Technology is becoming a popular tool in our Pre-K classes. I am a new Special Needs Pre-K teacher, and we are now implementing the "Hatch" technology in our classroom. I am very excited about this tool because it will give my little ones the opportunity to interact within the lesson projected on the screen! We can also do the screen shot of the child's work to use as an assessment! This will not only make things a little less complicated for teachers, but will assist my sweet babies in becoming a part of their own learning! Even with the special needs children, technology can make learning fun and easy!

9-12 Life science teacher and department coordinator from Anniston, AL

We use iPads to document and

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We use iPads to document and assess student dissections. Many students will take photos, but interestingly, some decided to video the dissection, pause the video playback when key features were noted, and use the screen capture in their presentations. This also gives students who are not fond of "getting their hands dirty" a clean, yet important role.

Director of Educational Technology in Cincinnati, OH

Great post! One of my

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Great post! One of my favorite free screenshot/screencast tools is Jing from Techsmith (http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html). My favorite features are the boxes, arrows and text you can insert to highlight and point out important parts of the image.

4th grade teacher in southern California

Hi, Monica! I enjoyed your

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Hi, Monica! I enjoyed your post about screencasting. I’ve used screenshots with an app called Penultimate. The app has several different photorealistic paper styles to choose from and colorful screen ‘gel ink’ pens. Students can draw, sketch, take notes, and brainstorm on the app’s pages. I teach fourth grade and started using the graph paper style with my geometry lessons. I draw complex geometric figures (with some measurements missing) on my iPad under the Elmo projector. Students have to redraw the figure on their iPad, determine the measurements of the missing sides, and then calculate the area and perimeter of the complex shape. They really enjoy it. Sometimes, I have them circulate and check each other’s calculations. Walking around the room, I try to look at as many as I can, but then I have the students email me the files so I can check them more closely. I have a few students share their work with the class, and, as a reward for presenting in front of the other students, I send a screenshot attached to a celebratory email home to their parents. I have done the same when students share a strategy for solving a word problem on the SmartBoard. I have the students sign their work and then we print a copy for the wall of the classroom and I email a copy home to their parents.

4th grade elementary teacher from Turks and Caicos

Thanks for this great

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Thanks for this great article. I have never used it before, however, after reading this article, will definitely try screenshots in my classroom.

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