Screencasting Resources
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  • What are they? Screencasts are cool ways to use your computer!They are mini-movies that you and students can produce from desktops; great way to help students rehearse, catch up, and/or demonstrate understanding. These are great alternatives for students with talents and with special needs. They can even be a quick way to build digital stories from your desktop (using images, etc.).
  • Screencasting involves capturing your screen and audio, using a tool like Jing, then exporting your production as a movie, and publishing it to the Web. For example, Jing publishes your work online, so you can link to it, to post to your Wiki, blog, etc.
  • Teacher Tube is full of examples of screencasts, including tutorials on how to do them.

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Click here for a comparison of tools.

Apps for Screencasting

Just SOME Tools (feel free to add!!)

Jing: Make videos of your computer screen; snap pictures of your screen
Screencast-o-matic: Make movies online, using your desktop (NO software download)
  • Go here:
  • Tutorial: View on Screencast-o-matic's home page
  • NOTE: Your exported movies will have a brand watermark embedded in them, unless you pay the $9 to upgrade to a pro account.
CamStudio: Computer screen recording software
Screen Flow - Robust application for creating screencasts at an affordable price.

SnapZpro - While not as many features of Screen Flow, more affordable and easy to use (drkg's fav)

Screenjelly - Probably the most user-friendly site to use for recording video and uploading to a number of sites.

Camtasia - Great application for Windows, similar to Screen Flow.

Screenr - Excellent free site for recording screens with an iMovie type interface.

ScreenCastle - One of the best and easiest ways to record a screen and share or embed with others.

Sequence - Very affordable Mac application for creating screencasts with the ability to draw or comment.

Screenium - A nice Mac application at a nice price.

Screen Flick - A Mac application with many export features.

Adapted from (Gradel/Sobczak, 2010)