Grade 3

Loom Video Recording

Creative Communicator
child at keyboard

Overview

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. 

Learning Objectives

Students will:

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

Vocabulary

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.

Pre-planning

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 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. 

Accommodations

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

Steps

Directions for this activity:

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

  2. Select 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 check mark and the video will be finalized.

  6. A link is provided for sharing option.

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

Assessment Options

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 Competencies

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.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook,

Browser: Chrome

Apps. Extensions, Add-ons
Loom

Websites:
How to Use Loom 2.0

Loom

Loom: How to Use Loom Recorder

Loom Key Features

Loom Video Recording Shortcuts

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

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

Integrated Arts

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

Math

Students can record math talks.

Science

Students can record science activity explanations

Social Studies

Students can explain learnings through video.

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