Screencasting is the process of recording actions on your computer screen along with audio to create short videos that can be watched on demand at a later date. There are a lot of great reasons for screen casting. Use it to record lessons for students who were absent, or for those who may needreinforcement. Use it as a reteaching tool. Use them as video sub plans! Create screencasts to flip your classroom: Students watch the video lessons, then complete work, coming to you for assistance as needed. You can even have students create screencasts of their own!Screencast Resources: http://www.schrockguide.net/screencasting.html
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Once you have created your screencast, you need a placeto put it so others can access it. There are multipleoptions for this, but YouTube and SchoolTube are two greatoptions. Create a channel for your screencasts on eitherservice, and upload all of them to that channel so they areeasily accessible in one place. Both services allow you toembed your videos into other websites once they havebeen uploaded and processed, so you can also share themvia your class website.
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1. This is the main menu for CamStudio. All of your tools are available from this screen. Choose your audio device here Under the Options menu you can select the device you want to record from. Be sure to select microphone if you want to record your voiceover. 2.
3. Region lets you specify what area of the screen you want to record. Full screen is most common, but you can also choose a specific window, or set a region to record.The Tools menugives you afew more Annotationsoptions. Fromhere, you canaddannotations,and alsoconvert yourmovie to Flash 4.video.
5. Its important to know where the computer will be saving the video files you create. You can set the folder it saves to by clicking OPTIONS - PROGRAM OPTIONS - DIRECTORY FOR RECORDING - USE USER SPECIFIED DIRECTORY. Once the Browse for Folder menu comes up, you can select a folder to save your files to. I recommend saving to your H drive. 6.
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You can upload your video clips to YouTube under your account.10. Once you have signed in, simply click the UPLOAD button at the top of the screen. 11.12. On the upload menu, simply drag and drop your clips. You can also access the Editor from this menu.
13. YouTubes video editor is a powerful but easy to use editor. You can combine multiple clips, add photos, music, transitions, and text. These buttons give you more detailed editing options. 14.
15. Once your video is edited and uploaded, you can click on it to access its settings, and to get the link or embed code. Simply click SHARE to get the code to add it to a website or blog. Once you have your embed code, you can easily paste it into your website to create a video library of lessons. 16.
There are many different tools available forscreencasting. Try several and find the one thatworks best for you. You may even find acombination of tools works better than just one.For example, the Promethean software has arecording option, and for video editing you can useWindows MovieMaker. Get your students involved!They can create tutorials on many topics for youand help you build your video library. Dont try to doit all at once! Start small and build up to more.