Content creation is becoming easier, cheaper (even free), and sharing your content is just as doable. If you want to tip your creative toe in world of online content creation, then screencasts are a very nice way to start.
Screencasts have definitely evolved over the years and have many uses for people. One thing that I have always found is that good screencasting software can be very expensive. I set out on my quest to find a good screencasting app that wasn’t going to hurt my wallet and at the same time offer some great features. I think I may have found what I have been looking for in Screenr, a web app that records your screen and so much more.
An introduction to screencasting with Jing by Jimstutorials. Includes a short explanation that explains differences between Jing and Screenr related to privacy for giving feedback to students. Screenr is a public page but Jing is private unless you decide to share it. Screenr is web-based and doesn't require a download.
This video will show teachers how to make simple screencast videos for students to use in and out of class. The tutorial highlights Screenr, a web-based screencasting application that allows you to record 5 minute, watermark-free videos of your screen and upload directly to YouTube.
Using Jing to give feedback by Jimstutorials. Excellent demonstration of a way to give feedback on a written assignment submitted by a student by highlighting specific text and adding your audio feedback. Especially good for formative feedback to help students improve their writing.
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. Jason Renshaw Screencasting Tips: Using storyboards to plan your screencasts
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