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. Think Tutorial Designers (A role from the Digital Learning Farm) or the Flipped Classroom model. Being able to create, share and take advantage of readily available screencasts touch upon so many of the skills (create, communicate) and literacies (network, media, information literacy)
(MT)^2 Presentation: Whatever you do with technology, make sure it fits into your educational philosophy. In other words: determine your philosophy first, then find the tools to make it happen. The first half was about the successes and difficulties I’ve had teaching in a reverse class setting. I demonstrated how easy it is to create a screencast using screencast-o-matic, and shared how much my students have liked them. We had a very good discussion on how students of different abilities might respond to a reverse classroom. Downloadable PDF of presentation slides.
Camtica enables you to create professional screen recordings, presentations, tutorials and more. You can record any desktop activity with voice, webcam and animated mouse clicks. The resulting video can be saved in various formats including AVI and WMV. Free trial limitation: recording no more than one minute in length. System requirements: Windows XP/2000/2003/Vista/Windows 7. Free trial, then purchase for $17.99.
I tried four different screencasting software programs before I found one that works for me: Screencast-O-Matic. The free version worked great – easy to use, clear images! I was so enthused that I immediately invested in the Pro version, which includes editing tools and other benefits for a mere $12 a year.
Flipped instruction (flipped classrooms, vodcasting, time-shifted instruction) allows students to view or review a lecture when they are ready to, at their own pace. This requires teachers to record lectures either live or, more often than not, prior to delivery. To capture a lecture, educators like Ramsey Musallam and Stacey Roshan use software that records their voice along with the action happening on their screen in real-time. Screencasting software for desktop/laptops is fully developed** – users can record screens while opening and closing applications and have access to post production elements (titles, transitions, trimming, etc) all from within the software. iPad apps are not so fully developed yet – with iOS4, users can only record what is going on within the screencasting app.
Screencasting is the recording of objects and movements on a computer screen in video format. Screencasting allows the author to create a video recording of mouse movements, mouse clicks, animations, transitions, text and any other feature, object, item or movement on a computer screen in the form of a video. Most frequently screencasts are used to create video tutorials or training materials to provide a visual resource for learners. Screencast-o-matic, despite the trite name, is a very valuable and viable tool for creating screencasts. Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Screencast-o-matic: View the videos embedded below to learn everything you need to know to create dynamic, engaging videos with Screencast-o-matic. By the way, the videos were created using Screencast-o-matic!