Beyond Classroom Tech Tips…

October 14, 2007

Screencast-o-matic

Filed under: Tools,Web 2.0 — Donna DesRoches @ 10:28 pm

screencasto.gifI am presently co-hosting with Carlene Walters, a teacher-librarian online course, Meet the Stars.  Recently one of the participants asked how to complete one of the assignments which required her to place the feed for her del.icio.us bookmarks on her blog.  I thought others might have the same question and it spurred me on to try the free online tool, Screencast-o-matic which allows one to capture what is happening on the screen and to record a narration at the same time. Wow!  Simple to use!  Within a few minutes I had a short demonstration which outlined the steps to adding the feed to a sidebar in Blogger. I think I will use this tool often in preparing short quick demos of applications for teachers and students.

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2 Comments »

  1. Donna Rob Wall used Jing to do a screencast on his blog. I downloaded it and it seems really easy to use. I have not gotten around to trying it out with video but I use it for capturing screenshots all the time now. It is quite simple and it lets me only show part of the screen (a feature that is also available for screencasts as well.

    Comment by Gary Ball — October 24, 2007 @ 1:45 am | Reply

  2. Gary,

    Thanks for the tip. I also just saw a review in TechLearning for Jing. I will give it a try.

    Comment by Donna DesRoches — October 24, 2007 @ 3:24 am | Reply


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