This is my first time posting here and I hope what I'm posting is OK!
I'm a teacher in Ireland where my students are in the age bracket of 12-18. I currently use Google Slides to create content for them and use different apps for quizzes and learning checks. I am wondering if anyone else here teachers in this age bracket and uses Captivate. And if you do, how do you find it, and how do your students find using your created content?
I'm obviously remote teaching at the moment as all of our schools are shut. And I want to find a way to create content for my students that is engaging and easy to use for them.
Any response is greatly appreaciated and thank you for your time!
I would say that Captivate is the most robust and capable tool on the market for authoring content.
That being said - whether or not your content is engaging and easy to use is not up to Captivate - it is up to the designer.
The learning curve for a designer new to Captivate will be kinda steep so be prepared for that but you will have an amazing amount of flexibility for creating learning objects for your students.
I'm also a teacher in primary school... But a french one !...
And what've already done with Captivate looked like that :
(I gave you the link of the maths as it's internationnaly equivalent...)
Thanks to Stagprime and other members/teachers for Captivate you will meet on this forum, you will easily be able to create such projects !...
Happy captivating !...
This forum is mostly used to post questions about Captivate problems. I havev been using Captivate when I was teaching in a university college, and imy expectiations were more than fulfilled. That was more tha 10 years ago, meanwhile Captivate has grown in a very flexible, multifeaured authoring tool which makes it appropriate for almost all eLearning assets. Provided you have the right educations attitude (which is probably the case) and take time to learn using the tool. You may find a lot of ideas in the eLearning community? Create an Adobe ID (free) and you'll have access:
I learned a lot from my students when I started using eLearning assets for all kind of educational techniques:flipped clases, problem based and project based teaching, peer teaching. Their global appreciation was: use as much intractivity as possible, no passive video, give as sefl-assessments and ... bit of gamification.
For K2 I did create only a couple of lessons for colleagues. If you still have access to a browser which has Flash Player enabled (Internet Explorer), have a look at the embedded SWFs in these posts:
Techncial drawing: http://blog.lilybiri.com/link-score-to-attempts-in-custom-questions
Quiz (HTML output): http://blog.lilybiri.com/intermediate-score-slides-in-2020
Maths (Flash): http://blog.lilybiri.com/playing-with-numbers-part-2