I decided that I was going to use a video recording program for a tool or app I have not used yet, to document my baking process!
TALK ABOUT AWKWARD!
I first started with Flipgrid, and I quickly realized that I would only have 5 minutes to make my video and I knew that I would need more time. Next, I went to the list provided to us by Katia and thought Fotobabble would be cool! Fotobabble, allows you to take pictures and do voice-overs over top of the picture! I started playing around with the app, but I could not figure out how to make it into a movie or something that gave it some flow! Although, I do think Fotobabble would be a great resource in the classroom for online learning especially if your students were learning how to read. You could have words written and they could try them, but if they could not read them, they could listen to the voice over!
THEN LIGHT BULB MOMENT! I have seen many of my professors use LOOM! So, I downloaded the app and got my baking ingredients prepped to make my video of fame and potentially my new journey into baking videos! (haha, as in my video posted you can sure see how awkward it is to do your first ever baking video recorded!
LOOM was SOOOO EASY! It gives you a step by step how to do it on my phone! I turned on the microphone, allowed access to my videos and pictures and hit record! Three…Two…One… It was recording and there I was AWKWARDLY talking about cotton candy cupcakes in my cotton candied coloured sweatshirt!
Loom would be a great tool to use in the classroom especially for online learning! You could do video presentations of your daily lessons or upcoming assignments so the students have an idea of what is expected! If you were starting the year off it would be a great way to introduce yourself to the students and families ahead of time. You could use Loom to give feedback to your students, instead of typing an email or giving a handwritten note. The other thing I liked about Loom was that it is FREE! Loom can also be used from your phone and it sync’s to your Loom account on your computer! I took my video using my phone and logged into my account on my laptop and it was right there to start sharing!
Now, let’s get into a little bit about the baking process! I decided the best way to make this video as short as possible was to make a batch of cupcakes ahead of time. This way you can show the process and the finished product and you wont be recording for an hour!
The cookbook from Jenna Rae Cakes was SOO easy to follow, very reader friendly, and I highly recommend her baking book after just one use!
Here are some screen shots from my Loom video!
All in all I enjoyed the simplicity of Loom, the cupcakes taste amazing and I MADE MY FIRST EVER BAKING VIDEO!
ps, the cupcakes were rated 7.5 and 7.9 from the boys! I gave them an 8!
Baking tip #5- Use a toothpick to see if the cupcakes are done by sticking it in the middle of the cooked cupcake. If it comes out clean they are baked!