Activity 6: Screencasting
Screencasting is becoming incredibly useful in explaining concepts and creating useful learning objects on the fly for use with online courses and even in classrooms.
- Steve Dotto at http://www.dottotech.com/ offers great ideas and support for using technologies.
- If using a PC we recommend Camtasia - for Mac Screenflow.
If you just want to dabble... Here are some simple, free tools to explore:
- ScreenCastify - a free Google Chrome plugin for screen recording - Mac or PC, tablet or phone (add it to Chrome here) - and you can edit the video in Google Drive (see help here)!
- Tips from Eric Curts - Screencastify (free to April 30)
- Screencast-O-Matic (free version) is a free program for PC or Mac
Also, check out this site for additional options: https://snagit.en.softonic.com
Or sign up at educator pricing for Snagit ScreenRecorder (https://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.html)
For this activity, you will need to use ScreenCastify, Jing program or work with Screencast-O-Matic, or any other of the software mentioned above. You will record a short video and post it in your Moodle course or topic area. Your video does not need to be longer than one minute. Choose any topic that you would like related to your course topic, a few examples include:
- display and describe the course topic
- display and describe some pictures related to the topic
- teach a short lesson on a simple concept
- show how to navigate a website related to the topic
If you wish to explore other free recording tools, including ones that work with Chromebooks, check out the following links. Warning, I have not tested these myself!
Chromebooks and screencasting:Other posts with links:http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-screen-session-recorder.htm
IShowU (for Mac) - a lower-priced recorder and studio (https://shinywhitebox.com/ishowu-instant)