Grade 3

Loom Video Recording

Creative Communicator
child at keyboard


Loom is a free extension to make recordings of Chromebook screen, a combination of a person and the screen, or just a person to create a video with sharing capabilities.

Students are able to create recordings to teach others about a subject, an application or website they are using. 

Students will:

  • Be able to create a video using the Loom extension and share it digitally.

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Digital Video: A digital video is an electronic representation of moving and visual images (video) in the form of encoded digital data.

To prepare for this lesson:

  • The teacher creates their own Loom account by adding an extension onto the Chromebook. This can be done through your Google account.

  • Students create an account and add an extension to their Chromebook.

  • The teacher should walk students through this process for accuracy.

  • The teacher may choose to show the video tutorial to the students on how to create a video or demonstrate on their own.

  • Loom provides video tutorials once an account is created.

Note: Loom is a very simple application to use. It also allows for comments and notes to be shared. There are also video recording shortcuts available. 

See the Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students website in the Teacher Resources. 

Directions for this activity:

  1. Click on the Loom logo on the toolbar for recording settings.

  2. Select the type of recording setting: screen only, screen and camera, or camera only.

  3. The 3-2-1 countdown will occur for recording.

  4. Control buttons are X for cancel, red record button, and pause and continue button.

  5. After the recording is complete click the checkmark and the video will be finalized.

  6. A link is provided for the sharing option.

Note: Have the students watch the tutorial video if necessary. 

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Have students create a short video introducing themselves showing they are able to use the extension and share it with the teacher.

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Creative Communicator
6a. Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
6b. Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
6c. Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
6d. Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

Device: PC, Chromebook,

Browser: Chrome

Apps. Extensions, Add-ons

How to Use Loom Screen Recorder Video Tutorial



  • Students can record their writing pieces and share them with the teacher.
  • Students can record themselves reading orally while showing the text.

Students can show off their computer artwork and provide an explanation. 

Students can record math talks.

Students can record science activity explanations

Students can explain learnings through video.

This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools, January 2019. Updated October 2023.