Screencasting tools are a popular option for use in schools. At their most basic they allow you to record a video of what is on your computer screen, along with your voice, and depending on the program perhaps your webcam as well. Some may go further to provide you with annotation tools to write on or highlight portions of the screen while recording.
There are many tools and programs that can be used for screencasting, and better yet, there are many ways for students and educators to use such tools for teaching and learning.
In this blog post Eric Curts of the blog, Control Alt Achieve, takes a look at seven creative activities that can be done with screencasting. Although these activities can likely be done with many of the common screencasting tools available, for the demonstrations he will be using the free Screencastify Chrome web extension.
With his tutorial videos and a slide show with ideas for HOW to use this in your classroom…this is one blog post you don’t want to miss! CLICK HERE to get started!