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How to Create Tutorials for Students: Quick Steps and Free Tools

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Dr. Monica Burns  
Learn about best practices for tutorial creation including how to create slideshows with instructions and screencasts with step-by-step guides. You’ll explore the “value add” of teacher-created tutorials that provide students with information to reference throughout the school year.

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: iOS
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will explore the purpose of creating videos for students.
Participants will examine the best practices for making videos alongside free and low-cost tools.


5 minutes - Set the stage with "tasks before apps" mindset
5 minutes - Interactive activity to share success/obstacles
5 minutes - Overview of "what" and "why" of instructional videos
15 minutes - Modeling: Three types of instructional videos
10 minutes - Interactive creation activity
15 minutes - Modeling: Best ways to share instructional videos
5 minutes - Goal setting and questions

Supporting research

ISBN: 9781416629740

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Dr. Monica Burns, Class Tech Tips, LLC

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