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10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

A screencast is a video recording of what’s happening on your computer monitor, often with annotations and/or narration. It can be simple or sophisticated..

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Excellent ideas for screencasting, plus 7 solid tools for screencasting, including my fave Screencast-O-Matic 

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A Short Guide to Taking Screenshots on Your Laptop and Tablet

A Short Guide to Taking Screenshots on Your Laptop and Tablet | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Visual aids can be very helpful when you're introducing a new website, app, or software to students or colleagues. Being able to take and send a screenshot is also helpful when you're trying to explain a problem to your tech support person.
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I love taking screen shots for feedback, how-to's, and comparing tools/procedures and processes. I use to use Jing since it's free, but now use Snagit since I use it to record videos, too. 

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Why use Jing to Record Videos? How-to's and Feedback

Why use Jing to Record Videos? How-to's and Feedback | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
If you're not teaching a computer class, instructors wonder why they'd want to use a tool such as Jing, that records what you're doing on your computer screen.

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The post provides links to articles about Science, English, Statistics and Algebra teachers describing and demoing how they use Jing to create how-to videos and provide feedback to their students. 

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List of Free Screen Capturing Tools

List of Free Screen Capturing Tools | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Are you interested for a list of free screen capturing tools? Would you like to create for free video tutorials? Upload, create, and share screen captures with your learners?
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The list ranges from simple to fairly complex. I've used TechSmith's Jing tool for screen shots for a long time, and now graduated to their SnagIt tool (not free, but fairly inexpensive) to create/edit screen shots and create videos.

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Software for Adding Some Digital to Your Classroom | GradHacker

Software for Adding Some Digital to Your Classroom | GradHacker | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Let's say that you have decided to teach an online course or incorporate digital components into your classroom, your syllabus is solid, and you have written a comprehensive technology policy for your students. The next step in digitizing your undergraduate course is figuring out how to turn your amazing ideas into reality.

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I like Snagit vs Jing, since I like the screen shot markup better and you can create videos you can upload to YouTube (any length vs 5 min). You can't upload Jing videos to YouTube. I also like Screen-Cast-O-Matic to create quick videos (max of 15 min). With Screen-Cast-O-Matic, you can create screen casts or webcam videos or picture-in-picture screencasts.  

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Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen?

Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Stills from a video critique by Monash U.’s Michael Henderson.
Writing useful comments on students’ work can be a fine art.
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You can use free products like YouTube MyWebCam or Jing.. to record your feedback.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Jing - A free tool to capture Images & Video

Free Technology for Teachers: Jing - A free tool to capture Images & Video | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

I have long been a fan of Jing, TechSmith’s free screen capture software. It’s a fast and easy way to grab a quick screenshot or record a video on the fly. Recently, TechSmith upgraded Jing to include a FREE membership to Screencast.com; you now get 2GB of free storage and 2GB of bandwidth per month.

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I love Jing too, and have taught instructors how to add quick videos and screen shots to their online classes. Here are tips on how to use Jing as well as ideas and examples of instructors using Jing.

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