Touchcast supports education reform in public schools by giving students deeper learning experiences. With the constant digital stimulation around us, engaging with this YouTube generation has never been more difficult. Young people today are drawn to the world of online broadcasting and wish to communicate through video with their local and global community. At Touchcast, by supporting their natural communication habits, we are helping to create an environment in which they learn by doing. Hundreds of thousands of students create Touchcast Smart Videos in their classrooms every week—and they have fun doing it.
We are thrilled to support students and teachers, who work so hard with so few resources. Our objective is to improve their lives and education—which is why we make Touchcast Studio available for free to anyone in the public school system. Get the Touchcast iPad app free for educators, and provide your students with a creative tool for hands-on projects in the classroom.
No kid wants to read long chapters, write reports, or sit through boring lessons. Grabbing attention today is almost impossible. With Touchcast, creating a captivating video is a total breeze – and with interaction rates north of 50 percent, students' faces will light up the classroom.
With Touchcast, students learn actively, engage in hands-on projects in the classroom, and produce interactive videos to document and present their learning. The pre-production work to create a touchcast involves research, planning, writing, acting, directing, filming and editing. Students work in teams and collaborate within and outside their classrooms. Media Literacy, and global citizenship are acquired by the students while they are having fun, and telling digital stories. Tens of thousands of educators use Touchcast to engage students across many subjects; STEAM, ELA, Foreign language, Social Studies, Music, and many others can benefit from our easy-to-use video production tools, including green-screen support and built-in teleprompter.
Flipped-classroom teachers and blended-learning educators were the earliest pioneers to adopt Touchcast and utilize it for their progressive teaching. They create engaging interactive videos for their students, and include supplemental materials in their Smart Videos, such as websites, images, PDF’s, other videos, polls and quizzes, to enrich their students’ experience and allow for formative assessment throughout the viewing.
School communications is at the heart of Touchcast Creation. Thousands of classrooms create a daily school newscast, using Touchcast’s Virtual News Studio theme to share current events and activities with their community. Administrators use Touchcast to update and brief their faculty before and after meetings. Principals and teachers create engaging videos to reach out to parents and tell them about their children’s learning activities. At Touchcast, by supporting their natural communication habits, we are helping to create an environment in which they learn by doing. Hundreds of thousands of students create Touchcast Smart Videos in their classrooms every week—and they have fun doing it.
Students create Smart Videos making School NewsCasts, presentations, role-playing tasks with the green screen, and projects documentation. With Touchcast, every child is a broadcaster, a presenter, a scientist and an activist.
We are regularly invited to educational technology conferences where we receive numerous awards for the best teaching and learning video platform.
Apply for the Touchcast Ambassador program and join our innovative ambassadors who present Touchcast to educators in thousands of conferences and train teachers and students in their schools, inspiring them to create immersive learning experiences through TouchCast Smart Video.
This YouTube generation curates knowledge through video, and increasingly communicates through broadcasting. In the social media world they’re growing up in, anyone can be a broadcaster. With Touchcast, teachers can now use broadcasting tools to present information and to let their students communicate in a way in which they feel most comfortable and most creative. Touchcast allows educators and students around the world to easily create comprehensive and engaging interactive videos… and they have fun while doing it. All you need to do is look into the eyes of these youngsters as they say: 3, 2, 1, Action!
Dr. Ayelet Segal is the head of Touchcast Education. She has devoted the last twenty years exploring problems in the realm of Cognitive Psychology, Education and HCI (Human Computer Interaction), both in academia and industry. Dr. Segal earned a Masters and PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Education and Technology from Teachers College, Columbia University in NYC. Her research focuses on embodiment theory and gestural interfaces to promote cognition and learning. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Interactive Media from Middlesex University in London, UK.