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The ability to create and share a screencast with others about a topic is a basic skill for 21st century teachers. In this lesson we'll learn how to create and share high quality screencasts.

Screencasting Basics

Screencasting Examples

  1. Khan Academy (1800+ free screencasts about math and science topics)
    1. PBS NewsHour piece on the Khan Academy and Salman Khan (YouTube)

  2. Sample Screencast created with Screenr, IE, a mic and headphones on WinXP: Moderating VoiceThread Comments (cross-posted to Screenr and YouTube)

  3. Tutorial: How to use Compfight to save images for a presentation

Why Screencast?

  1. Explain a skill or concept
  2. Avoid the need to constantly repeat yourself (Example: T4T FAQ)
  3. Flip Your Classroom (Dale Eizenaga, Educational Vodcasting by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams. Karl Fisch as reported by Dan Pink)

Screencasting Tools

Free Screencasting / screenrecording tools

  1. Screenr (Screenr screencasts recorded by wfryer)
  2. Jing
  3. Screencast-O-Matic

Commercial Screencasting / screenrecording tools

  1. ScreenFlow (Mac)
  2. Camtasia (Win/Mac)

MultiMedia Presentation Publishing Options

Screencasting Tutorials

  1. A Screencast about making screencasts with Screenr!