Screencast author’s notes are the perfect way to build a triangle of communication between parents, students, and the teacher!
(And on the very, very most practical level, it gives me a class period at my desk to make sure everyone has submitted a best draft on time while students work!)
Here are some resources to get you started:
- Author’s Notes Reflection Questions + Instructions for Screencastify
- Sharing Your Screencast — This is the paper students take home to their parents!
And here are two samples. Both are from my student Katie (whose permission I asked to share these!) — one when she was in seventh grade and one when she was in 8th grade. These would be great examples to share with students as a model for what you’re looking for!