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Screencasting Tips and Tutorials

Page history last edited by Frank Odasz 10 years, 8 months ago


Screencasting is also called video capture. You turn it on and everything you do on the screen, and say, including your webcam video (optional) becomes an instructional video ready to share your wisdom with the world.



Conduct the Jing hands-on activity listed here.
    You can create similar how-to videos using free software for Mac and PCs without
     a video camera – it is very easy – do the demo at http://www.jingproject.com    
     Here's an example of jing in action
From lesson one at  http://lone-eagles.com/workforce101.htm

     Create one to share your expertise with cool tools with your classmates!
     Let your instructor know if you need help with this mastery learning activity.

     View the Getting Started video (very short) for Camtasia for Mac at
      (note 30 day free trial!)

The following is dated, but the links will take you to updated info.


IPAD free whiteboarding apps are showme  and screenchomp and are similar but more limited to video capture software described above.

Camtasia for MAC - $99 - OUTSTANDING!


A screencast is a video capture of everything you do on your screen, and say into your microphone and can include a webcam image as well. At http://www.screencast-o-matic.com    you can view a demo screencast (five minutes) and then click "CREATE" and whatever you do on your screen and say into your microphone becomes a link on the web ready to share, instantly.  The dramatic utility is that everyone who knows anything can near instantly create a how-to tutorial, or web tour, or a thousand other instructional innovations to share with anyone, anywhere, anytime.

See also www.screencast.com and www.camtasia.com  (commercial software: $179 for editable screencasting)


Your students of any age can now instantly teach others via Internet. Learn by doing. Every educator and every student needs to know how to do this.


Recommended Introduction to Screencasting:

NMSU's Webinar series contains a 30 minute webinar by Bethany Bovard on creating screencasts and lists robust screencasting resources in the Webinar Resources area - webinars.nmsu.edu  Highly Recommended!


Steve Burt’s Screencast Tutorial at Web 2.Education



Jon Udell’s Screencasting Tips



Bill Myers’ Top 10 tips for Creating Effective ScreenCasts



Greater Screencast Editing Flexibility requires your own software:

IShowU for recording on Macintosh computers, (free)



Camtasia Studio Screen Recorder and 

Video Editor for recording on PCs www.techsmith.com ($149)



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