Saturday, 1 December 2012

Screencasting

In a nutshell, a screencast is a video recording of whatever is happening on your computer screen at a specific time, often with audio narration recorded live too. 
Screencasting has so much potential in teaching and learning! When I get a minute I'll share some examples demonstrating how creative you can get with screencasts.

For now then I've just embedded a screencast I did using Screenr a while back during an 'e-Learning clinic' at College where I was helping a colleague work out how to do gap fills in SMART Notebook. 

I think Screenr is currently by far the best free screencasting tool out there: it's very simple to use; provided you have Java on your computer there's no software to install; the resultant videos are already on-line so you can just link to them or embed them into web pages without having to think about file sizes and video formats.


And here's a screencast of a screencast (!) by the marvellous Dave Foord explaining how to do a screencast in screenr. The recording is a couple of years old but screenr hasn't changed that much in the interim.

2 comments:

  1. The best case scenario for the bulls is that this count plays out. if this is the "worst" case scenario for the bears ... it's really not that bad ... if a top hasn't already been formed, we're close. night rats! may tomorrow bring you green shoots on whichever side of the fence you're on.
    http://www.screencast.com

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  2. The best case scenario for the bulls is that this count plays out. if this is the ""worst"" case scenario for the bears ... it's really not that bad ... if a top hasn't already been formed, we're close. night rats! may tomorrow bring you green shoots on whichever side of the fence you're on.
    http://www.screencast.com

    ReplyDelete