Global and Lokal Distance Education - GLOKALde July 2017, ISSN 2148-7278
Volume: 3 Number: 3, Article 5
STUDENTS’ USE OF SCREENCASTING TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLAIN THEIR MATHEMATICAL THINKING
Using meaningful technology can enhance teaching and learning. Some of the enhancement today is due to more accessibility by integrating mobile tablets. Students can efficiently generate verbal and visual explanations using screencasting applications (apps) on tablets, which open a window into their formative thought process. In this study, I sought to analyze the benefits of using screencasting when students generated explanations during mathematical problem solving. I interviewed 9 students between the ages of 7 and 10 as they solved problems on a tablet using a screencast app, Explain Everything® (EE). I analyzed the 45 student-generated screencasts, guided by the SAMR Model to investigate how students used the tool in a transformative manner. Because of the variety of tool options built into the EE app, students were able to role-play as a teacher and generate more robust explanations. I conclude that screencasting has the possibility to transform a learning environment by allowing students to create multimedia presentations and reflect and remediate in real time.