In your blog, reflect on the following:
One reason I chose Screencast-o-matic was because I wanted to learn how to make short and simple videos that I can use to teach my students. In the future, I would like to use it as a way to record videos and music that students can access and practice at home as well as at school. I also would like to teach students how to use it so they can demonstrate content knowledge with an authentic 21 century assessment tool as well as use it as a tool to differentiate instruction for advanced students in need of an academic challenge.
I chose WeVideo because I needed a tool that could compile all the Animoto videos that my students have created into a series of related projects. I also needed a tool that enabled me to add voice, graphics, text, and manipulate the videos.
One thing that didn't work was that Screencast-o-matic had a limited camera range. For example, my computer was recording the screencast and I could not move around because my computer was stationary. I couldn't display a lot of graphics and information into the screencast because the camera was positioned not to move around.
With WeVideo I was able to compile my students' Animoto videos into related projects. For example, I took Animoto videos that students created about personal narratives and compiled them into one WeVideo that had an introduction, music and graphics. I was able to download the WeVideo into a mp4 format and upload it to my school's Facebook page.