24 March 2010: Screencasting

1- Overview

The ability to effectively create and share a screencast is one of the most important skills of teachers in the 21st century. Teacher-leaders will learn what screencasts are, see examples of educational screencasts, and create their own.

2- Lesson

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

      1. Be aware SMARTboard software (and other interactive whiteboard software) permit screen recording / screencasting as well!

3- Assignments

    1. Use Screenr (login with your Twitter account) to create a screencast explaining how to do something online which someone else who has not taken our T4T class this term probably doesn't know how to do.

    1. Post your Screenr screencast, using both the direct link to the screencast as well as the video embed code, to your T4T blog.

4- Resources

PI Chapter: Screencasting and Podcasting

Free Screencasting / screenrecording tools

  1. Jing

Commercial Screencasting / screenrecording tools

Comparison of Screencasting Software on Wikipedia

MultiMedia Presentation Publishing Options

5- Review

What is the link to one of the K-12 blog posts you commented on this semester?

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