Recap is a brand new & FREE web tool AND app that students use to respond to a prompt provided by their teacher through a video recording. This easy to use and intuitive tech tool is pretty amazing. Students sign in with a simple code, view the question the teacher provides, record, and send their video to the teacher's dashboard. The teacher can share individual responses with other students, parents and educators, or show a daily review reel in class. This would be an incredible tool to wrap up a lesson while having your students engage in reflective practice!
To get set up, visit https://letsrecap.com/ and set up a free account.
Add a class.
Name your class and decide how you would like students to sign in (I find that class pin is easiest for younger children).
Add students. Click Add Class.
Add a recap (prompt).
Type the question you would like your students to respond to in their video reflection. Click Next.
|Decide on a recording limit, due date, which class(es) you are assigning that question to as well as if you would like to include an "Assess Yourself" poll. Click Send.|
After you complete the steps above, you will be ready for students to do their recordings. Your students can use the free iPad app, Recap, or they can visit the website: https://app.letsrecap.com/student/login.
Students enter the class code and choose their name:
Once they press Next, the video is sent to the teacher's account. Note: I had to refresh my page before I saw any videos pop up.
Here is what the teacher sees on his/her dashboard:
I think Recap would be an incredibly valuable tool to use to wrap up your lessons. You can even email or send a link to parents to view their child's response:
Erintegration blogged a few months ago about using the Post-It Plus app to digitize actual sticky notes that students use as a quick exit ticket. This idea for lesson closure is really nice for those of you who do not always have access to devices. All you need is one iPad or Smartphone for this idea! In a nutshell, students write responses on a sticky note and post it somewhere in your classroom. You or a helper would use the Post-It Plus app to take a picture/scan the sticky notes in the room and it saves to the app. You can then export the digital stickies as a PDF, PowerPoint file or Excel file! Click on the image below to take you to Erin's post so you can read more about this neat idea:
|Example using a Padlet Wall|
There they are folks! 5 techie ways to add closure to any lesson.