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Screencasts, Captions and your Global Audience

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Making and publishing screencasts must become a required tool in education for both teachers and students. Adding captions makes our screencasts more accessible to all learners and YouTube translates …

Making and publishing screencasts must become a required tool in education for both teachers and students. Adding captions makes our screencasts more accessible to all learners and YouTube translates captions into many, many languages. Learn how to caption screencasts so they are available to a global audience.

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  • 1. Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska Tim Fahlberg Screencasts, Captions and your Global Audience
  • 2. Screencasts in Education • A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screencast • Screen output – Before mostly for demonstrating software – NOW with Tablet PCs and graphics tablets, this can include any instruction! Screencasts and Captioning
  • 3. Screencasts in Education Screencasts and Captioning
  • 4. Screencasts in Education • Instructional Video - value of getting your message out as teachers in an audio/video format that can be replayed. • Student Portfolios - talking through their thinking and working surely increases their understanding (and our understanding of their understanding). Screencasts and Captioning
  • 5. Screencasts in Education • Making and publishing screencasts must become a required tool in education. • The tools are available and both teachers and students can now freely and easily make good, useful screencasts and post them on the internet. Screencasts and Captioning
  • 6. Jing Project by TechSmith - techsmith.com/jing/ Screencasts for Free
  • 7. Jing Project by TechSmith - techsmith.com/jing/ • Jing is free. • Make screenshots or screencasts. • Annotate them. • Save or upload immediately. • Screencast.com "Free Account"—2GB Screencasts for Free
  • 8. Jing Project by TechSmith - techsmith.com/jing/ • For $15 year – go Pro. – Produce to *png or *mp4 – Direct upload to YouTube – Record with webcam Screencasts for Cheap
  • 9. Camtasia Studio by TechSmith - techsmith.com/camtasia/ • Not free but academic prices • Record/ Edit/ Enhance • Multiple outputs • Now with Automated Captions Screencasts Professional
  • 10. Screencast with Space for Captions Embedded Captions
  • 11. YouTube Screencast with Captions Captions in YouTube
  • 12. Technical Details for Captioning YouTube® is ADA compliant: • Caption: 3 lines with 50 characters per line. • Uses or adds: ~100 pixels* to the bottom of screencast Camtasia Studio® is also ADA compliant. *Exactly 88 pixels Screencasts and Captioning
  • 13. Captioning uses or adds 100 pixels to the bottom of your screencast. • Don’t want to cover up screencast so: – Easiest way is to add 100 pixels of blank space at the bottom of your screencast while you are recording it! – For 16x9, this means 960 x 440 recording space + 100 for captions 960 x 540 TOTAL Screencasts and Captioning
  • 14. Captions in YouTube • With 100 pixels blank space at bottom • Resolution 16 x 9 (e.g. 960 x 540) • Produce to HD (CS) • 1280 x 720 • Mp4 (MPEG-4) • Upload to your YouTube account
  • 15. Captions in YouTube
  • 16. Captions in YouTube
  • 17. Captions in YouTube • Upload to YouTube
  • 18. • Now we need to make caption text. – Best way is to type up audio. – There is some “speech-to-text” software available, but works best for good English speakers. Camtasia Studio 7.1 has this option and you can add “words” to dictionary! Captions in YouTube
  • 19. • Produce an audio file mp3 or wav (CS) • Type up using Express Scribe (freeware) • Save in a text file like notepad. Typing up Captions
  • 20. Typing up Captions
  • 21. Adding Captions to YouTube
  • 22. Adding Captions to YouTube
  • 23. Adding Captions to YouTube
  • 24. Adding Captions to YouTube
  • 25. – Viewing with Captions Closed Captions in YouTube
  • 26. – Viewing with English Captions (original) Captions in YouTube
  • 27. – Viewing with Translated Captions Captions in YouTube
  • 28. Captions in YouTube • Example here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_raQ7PGhIY0 • Other examples: YouTube GeoGebraChannel over 50 HD CC screencasts on using GeoGebra (GeoGebra is free dynamic software for mathematics)
  • 29. Speech–to–text option Captions in Camtasia Studio
  • 30. Speech-to-Text Aids in CS Captions in Camtasia Studio
  • 31. Captions in Camtasia Studio
  • 32. or Use our own text and Sync captions Captions in Camtasia Studio
  • 33. Caption Track in CS Captions in Camtasia Studio
  • 34. Captions in Camtasia Studio With embedded captions • Upload it to screencast.com • Upload it to teachertube.com • … • Example: http://www.screencast.com/t/8wWaL7U9Zm
  • 35. Screencast with Embedded Captions Captions in Camtasia Studio
  • 36. Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska Tim Fahlberg Screencasts, Captions and your Global Audience

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