Fluco Toolbox: School Video Recorder for Google Drive

Welcome to Fluco Toolbox, a series of posts that showcases potential edtech tools for the Fluvanna County classroom. Each post will discuss the tool, the type of problems it can help solve, and how it can be used in the classroom. If you’re a Fluvanna County staff member and want to learn more about using the tool in your own classroom, please schedule to see your ITRT and we will develop professional development based around your needs. If you’ve stumbled upon this post and you’re not part of the district, no worries! Feel free to use the information provided to jumpstart your own research.

Have you ever wanted to have your students record video on Chromebook, AND have it save directly to their Google Drive? Well now you can!

Today’s Fluco Toolbox tool is: School Video Recorder for Google Drive.

First, the basics:

Name: School Video Recorder for Google Drive
URL: Link to Webstore
Cost: Free
Problem this tool solves: Record video with a Chromebook webcam and save it directly to Drive.

School Video Recorder for Google Drive was one of my favorite finds at the end of last year. There are already apps in the app store that record video, whether it’s via webcam or the screen itself. However, this particular app lets anyone record video from the webcam, and immediately have it upload to their Drive.

Of course, students will have to place the video in the correct folder once the video has fully uploaded itself. The app itself is very easy to use, and can be done with very young students. The app has a very simple screen setup, without any other distracting factors.

First, open the app. The screen will ask for a name for the recording. This is a good time to remind students to use a file name that will help them find the video later on.

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The next screen shows the webcam and an audio test. First time users may be asked to give the webcam and microphone permission to be used with the app. This screen gives a chance to test the audio and video feeds.

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The third screen is the recording screen. Simply click the red button to start recording, and then the blue button when finished and ready to upload to Google Drive.

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The final screen uploads the video to Google Drive. Keep the screen up until the yellow image turns green. Once it does, the video is uploaded to Google Drive. It may take a little time to compress in Drive before it can be opened, but once it has, the video is safe and sound and ready to play!

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Resources

Unfortunately, there are no online resources for this app. See your ITRT if you need assistance!

 

Fluco Toolbox image created by Stephanie King (Fan) for this series. Please do not use without permission.

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