Record the screencast separately. Speak the words from your script as you go through the screencast so that the words and actions match, but unless it is a short piece don’t try to record the voice at the same time. Play back the screencast to check that everything is as you would like it. Lastly play back the screencast and at the same time record your script. It sometimes helps to stop the recording and then re-start from that point.
In brief: ScreencastingA tour of screencasting software and it’s usesPhil HardcastleLyn Lall March 6, 2012 | slide 1
Screencasting Example screencasts http://www.leicestershirevillages.com/syston/family-hist March 6, 2012 | slide 2
How have you used it? Used to a) Provide practical demonstration of how to do something on the computer b) Provide a commentary with pictures c) Provide a mini-lecture with notes d) Provide feedback on work submitted e) Staff development – e.g. Norwich College f) Marketing your course or organisation March 6, 2012 | slide 3
How have you used it? Poll March 6, 2012 | slide 4
The software Web applications – Screenr – Screencastomatic Free software – Camstudio – ActivePresenter Free Edition – BB Flashback Express – Jing – Record my desktop (Linux) – Wink Paid for software – Camtasia/Jing Pro/SnagIT – Captivate – BSR Screenrecorder March 6, 2012 | slide 5
Which software have you used? March 6, 2012 | slide 6
Preparation Find a quiet place Take the phone off the hook, put your mobile on silent. A microphone attached to a headset gives good results – it’s easy to speak normally. March 6, 2012 | slide 7
Preparation A short explanation of a process with which you are familiar can be done on the fly without much prep. Scripts are worth doing if it is a long presentation. You’ll find it easier to keep a relaxed but lively delivery if you are not thinking about which words to use. Write in a style which reflects your normal spoken delivery. Keep it short! For your sake and your students’. 10 minutes is the absolute maximum. March 6, 2012 | slide 8
Rehearsal Run through the presentation once or twice speaking out loud – this will ensure you are familiar with the material, then do it while running through the activity. March 6, 2012 | slide 9
RecordingGet it right inthe recording Commercial software – better editing facilities. Canand minimise record actions and voiceediting. separatelyWeb applications – Possible to record inlittle chance to edit – short sections and edithave to record both the sections together in theactions and voice at softwaresame time. March 6, 2012 | slide 10
Top Tips Have you any top tips to make screencasting more effective? March 6, 2012 | slide 11
What are the possibilities? Explain/Interpret... just about anything. math processes & problem-solving science concepts, events, digital microscope capture, browser-based activity,... Weather Forecasts (using weather map images and other online data) Map Skills (directions, scale, coordinates, ... Try it with GoogleMaps or Google Earth) Response to literature (book reviews, plot, theme, characterization, authors...) Reflecting on writing pieces or learning portfolio Vocabulary Daily Oral Language editing Writing conventions Reading stories, ebooks, ... Historical events How to use software, tools, websites... Capture/narrate student online creations (cartoons, stories,...) Reflect on field trips (verging on digital storytelling) Capture & narrate a web-based projects and tools like Google Sketchup, Google Earth,... March 6, 2012 | slide 12
Screencasting apps for the iPad Annotate pdf documents with audio and text. Great for giving feedback. You can sketch over images and record your voice. Record and annotate a variety of documents. Export to youtube.
More info JISC Digital Media – Screencasting Workflow – Building effective screencasts. – Course: June 12 – http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/training/courses/building-effective-scre – Free online tools – review – Introducting Screen capture software Web links – lots of ideas and info – see links sheet. – Screencasting wiki http://screencastingedu.wikispaces.com/Screencasting+Tools March 6, 2012 | slide 18
Next In Brief Tuesday April 3rd – QR Codes Phil Hardcastle – firstname.lastname@example.org Lyn Lall – email@example.com Steve Saffhill – firstname.lastname@example.org March 6, 2012 | slide 19