One of the most common questions I get is how to record things off of the computer. I actually use a program called ScreenFlow, but the features included with that are much more complicated than what the average person looking to start screencasting needs.
What is Screencasting?
Screencasting is recording whatever is happening on the screen of your computer, usually with a microphone to add commentary. It can be used for tutorials, trainings, explanations, or as many teachers would like to use it – for flipping classes.
Is it hard?
It’s REALLY easy. If you can teach a lesson in a classroom, you can do a screencast. Today I decided to introduce the easiest of the easy – Jing by TechSmith. Check out the tutorial:
You can see that it won’t take you long to start getting creative with Jing and figuring out all sorts of things you want to record. Imagine how much more interesting you can make homework for your students if you have a fun video for them to check out when they go home. Just upload to YouTube or if the video is small enough, you can even e-mail it out.
Have you used Jing or screencasting in your classroom? How have you used it, and how have your students responded? Let me know in the comments!
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