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How to Record Your Desktop with VLC

How to Record Your Desktop with VLC | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
VLC is full of powerful features, including the ability to record your desktop. VLC is great for quick captures, although it doesn’t necessarily have the more advanced features of a dedicated screencasting application.

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Create quick screencasts using VLC. 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:17 AM

I've used VLC player for years to view movies and love it. I did not know that it had other uses.  I must try this out. VLC Player is free to download. :)

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:08 PM

Ik zet 'm nu even bij innovatief. Opde ELO zetten om de 1e jaars te laten zien hoe ze een filmpje van hun eigen werk kunnen maken.

jgiraudeau's curator insight, October 13, 2013 10:55 AM

une alternative bien pratique 

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Why I’m Leaving Screenr | MyWeb4Ed

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Why I’m Leaving Screenr | MyWeb4Ed | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Screenr and I will be parting ways and it’s not because of their product. Screenr offers a convenient and easy method for taking screencasts. The screencasts are great for educators in the classroom, for distance learning educators, for students to share what they know, and for professional development. I’ve used them pretty regularly the last several months. I’ve used them enough to consider going pro. Here’s why: the free Screenr product offers allows screencasts up to 5 minutes in length, the pro versions allow for 15 minutes in length. The Lite premium version provides 250 screencast storage and the ability to have private screencasts to designate viewers. All screencasts in the Screenr.Com free version are public. The Lite Premium version is all great stuff for an educator and for that educator’s students. (Benefits of the pro version are noted here and pricing is noted here.) The Lite Version is $19 a month, though, and that is hefty for the average educator’s budget.However I prefer to support companies that are educator-friendly. By that, I mean that they reach out to educators and support their tireless efforts by providing a discount, even a small one, or something to help them use the tool in the classroom. It’s simply a way of recognizing the incredible work that educators do every day for the smallest of incomes. (Heck, we all know we don’t teach for the pay!)

So, I often inquire about an educator discount so I can share that with my readers and, hopefully, share some educator-friendly sites with them. I did that yesterday with Screenr. One of the first things that threw me off was that there is absolutely no way to contact Screen other than their forum. Honestly, I would have preferred to allow the company to respond to my educator discount question privately for their benefit. However,that was not possible so I posted on their forum.

Over the next two days, a dialogue ensued which, I’m assuming, is visible there. They certainly have a right to decide not to provide educator discounts and I respect that. However, for me that means that I will look elsewhere for an application that does provide educator discounts and welcomes consumer email and feedback. After three requests for an email address to take the conversation off their board, and after three total lack of acknowledgement of that question, I will simply report that Screenr only wants feedback on their Board and is not accessible for any other type of consumer responses as far as I could tell. (I must note that responses on the Board were fast and that was appreciated.)

The result is I feel as if Screenr wishes to remain a Pro-Business only model. Again, this is their choice. My choice then is to look for a screencasting application (Jing’s Snagit for example offers educator pricing for $29.95) that feels differently about their approach and their focus.

As always, I welcome any change of heart and will gladly report if Screenr changes their policy on educator pricing.

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Record, Narrate, and Share Your Own Processing Coding Sessions with Sketchcasting

Robin Good: Sketchcasting is a new feature inside Sketchpad.cc that allows anyone to record a screencast of a code-writing session.

If you are programmer, developers, student or teacher, you may have found already the need to show and explain to someone else how you have coded something and what kind of results or problems this can cause.

The Sketchcast feature allows you to record both your code-writing session as well as your own voice, so that you can explain what you are doing with the code.

"Your viewers can then experiment with your code at any point in recording playback. Learn why this is interesting: http://twosigma.org/2012/08/20/khan-academy-computer-science/"

Key traits:

1) Anyone can record a sketchcast. Open the normal code editor, press “record”, and talk as you code. You’ll get a unique URL to share with others.

2) Sketchcasting is collaborative. Groups of people can code together while recording a sketchcast, and groups of people can code together while experimenting with forked versions of existing sketchcasts.

3) All viewer comments and Q&A are automatically time-coded. While I’ve argued for and hand-built time-anchored Q&A learning tools in the past, I got it here for free as a part of the excellent Soundcloud audio player.

Source: http://blog.sketchpad.cc/2012/08/introducing-sketchcasting/

Example: http://bitly.com/sketchcasting

Read more about it: http://blog.sketchpad.cc/2012/08/introducing-sketchcasting/ and http://twosigma.org/2012/08/20/khan-academy-computer-science/

Find out more: http://sketchpad.cc.

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