Loom is a screen recording tool where you are able to record your screen, add your video or voice, annotations, and share the video with others. Loom can be used on both Mac and Windows computers, as well as mobile devices.
Current known uses in the sector
- As one teacher says, “The use of video in the classroom has allowed me to create effective online teaching and social presence through the creation of a course introduction video, welcome (meet the teacher) video and weekly announcements. It’s a great way to personalize learning! To help learners with cognitive load, I use screencasts to record lessons segmented into bite sized chunks. Video can be used to answer questions, create technical how-to videos, support absent students, provide feedback and more. As a benefit to students, video screencasts allow students to watch at their own pace, learn by example, and free up class time in a flipped classroom approach.”
- Loom can also be a great tool for Newcomers to use to show their thinking or understanding of a topic.
- Loom can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools, Pre-Arrival to create useful videos for a variety of situations.
Loom has a free version and a number of paid options. They offer a free version for educators that has many more features than the free option.
Ease of use & Accessibility
Loom is user friendly and intuitive and features a video series showing how to use the tool. There’s also a page showcasing possible uses for the tool.
Loom has Android and iOS apps which can be used to record with your camera, or to record the screen. It is it is not possible to record screen + cam simultaneously on iOS. On Android you can record Screen + Cam or Screen Only mode, but not camera only mode.
Privacy/security features, including data security and message encryption
Loom applications only support English at this time.