Here is a sample eyejot video message I created so you know what the browser will look like when opened.
Now how can we use eyejot as a tool for instruction?
- Create a welcome message for students when you are absent
- This will set the expectation that they are still to keep your rules in mind when a substitute is present.
- It will get students to understand (possibly) why you had to be absent but also lets them know that you wish you could be there with them.
- You can convey important information or reminders for students without the fear that a substitute will forget to remind students of something important.
- Create an introductory video message for parents
- As parents give you their email addresses, you can create a personalized (or generic but warm) video message introducing yourself and relaying important information.
- Parents can do the same back to you. This visual message helps to decrease the chance of miscommunication or understandings that sometimes happen via emails or text messages.
- Have students create video messages for any of the following occasions...
- public speaking practice
- read a short story to younger students via a video message
- provide peers with verbal feedback for peer editing assignments
- praise other students for positive behavior
- send recordings with questions and dialogue about a particular book students are reading to students in a different school that are reading the same text
- send their teacher a video message (for questions, concerns or individual feedback)
- Also please refer to other ideas I mentioned previously in a post about ways to use eyejot within instruction (principal feedback, parents can message their children etc.).