Teaching ourselves, our students and other educators how to use screenshooting (images) and screencasting (video) tools is a relevant skill to have that integrates in so many areas.
Via Sam Gliksman, Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record. Screenr’s web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link.
ScreenFlow is my favourite screencasting software tool and the one that I use to make all the video tutorials for my Tech Tools for Teachers series on OneStopEnglish and for the award winning Blended Learning in ELT course I designed for Bell. I'm now using it to create iPad tutorials and it works really well.
~Record from desktop, a video camera, microphone and computer's audio all at the same time ~Full screen HD capture, optimized for the best, most efficient screen capture ~Intuitive editing interface allows you to add professional touches ~Keynote and PowerPoint support ~Full range of elegant 2D & 3D transitions ~Publish directly to YouTube, Vimeo or Flash movie ~Optimized to take advantage of productivity enhancements in Mac OS X Lion
"Screencasting apps are among my favorite types of apps for the iPad because they are just so versatile. They can be used across grade levels and across the curriculum. Their uses are really only limited by the imagination of the teacher or the student. My lastest collection of iPad apps, includes some of the best screencasting apps available for the iPad today."
Giving someone written instructions on how to do something on the computer can be difficult. Showing someone how to do it is much easier. One way to do that is to make a little movie of your screen while you are doing it.