FATES: Screencast-O-Matic Part 1

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Slides for a Wimba online blended learning course. Part of the series FATES: Free Alternatives to Expensive Software.

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FATES: Screencast-O-Matic Part 1

  1. 1. Welcome<br />Welcome to: Screencasting for Beginners<br />Please set up your audio:<br />Click options<br />Then click Audio Filters<br />Then click Audio Gain Control to turn it off<br />Then perform an audio check:<br />Raise your hand to be added to the queue<br />When your name is called, click and hold the TALK button to talk <br />Click the checkmark button when the audio check is complete<br />
  2. 2. Introductions<br />Hello, I am:<br />Julie Zamostny – Facilitator & Producer<br />Western Maryland Regional Library<br />Staff Development Coordinator<br />jzamostny@washcolibrary.org<br />
  3. 3. Housekeeping<br />Reminders<br /><ul><li> Turn off email, phones, instant messaging tools and clear other distractions </li></ul> away from your training area<br /><ul><li> Participate and prepare to be called on by name
  4. 4. Raise your hand if you have an immediate question or comment
  5. 5. Be patient waiting for a response to your chat messages
  6. 6. If you need to leave this webinar early, please send the producer a chat </li></ul> message and click the exit button to return to the lobby.<br />
  7. 7. Learning objectives<br />Learning Objectives<br />Compare and contrast screencasting to traditional methods instruction in order to explain when screencasting may or may not be an appropriate educational tool.<br />Identify the strengths and weaknesses of Screencast-O-Matic in order to describe when it would or would not be an appropriate choice<br />Compare and contrast 2 screencasts in order to identify qualities of an effective online asynchronous presentation. <br />List the 6 steps of creating a Screencast-O-Matic screencast in order from start to finish. <br />
  8. 8. Review of Wimba Tools<br />Review of Wimba Tools<br />Whiteboard tools<br />Polling and talking tools<br />Chat tools<br />
  9. 9. Poll the audience<br />Poll<br />If you have created a screencast please click the check button <br />If you have NOT created a screencast please click the X button <br />
  10. 10. Screencasting questions<br />What interests you about <br />Screencasting or Screencast-O-Matic?<br />Type your thoughts into the chat box<br />
  11. 11. What is a screencast?<br />Raise your hand to share your thoughts about what screencasts are.<br />What is a screencast<br />
  12. 12. Screencast definitions<br />According to…<br />“A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration.<br />“A screencast is a digital movie in which the setting is partly or wholly a computer screen, and in which audio narration describes the on-screen action.”<br />
  13. 13. When to create a screencast<br />When would you create a screencast?<br />Use the to claim your space, then the type your thoughts<br />
  14. 14. When not to create a screencast<br />When would you NOT create a screencast?<br />Use the to claim your space, then the type your thoughts<br />
  15. 15. Homework assignment #1<br />Screencast #1<br />Use the to raise your hand so you can talk about your answers<br />Correctness & Appropriateness of Content<br />Timing & Pacing of the content <br />Completeness & Organization of Material<br />Effective Use of Technology<br />
  16. 16. Homework assignment #2<br />Screencast #2<br />Use the to raise your hand so you can talk about your answers<br />Correctness & Appropriateness of Content<br />Timing & Pacing of the content <br />Completeness & Organization of Material<br />Effective Use of Technology<br />
  17. 17. Review of first half<br />Let’s Review<br />Use the to claim your space, then the to type your initials next to the question you want to answer.<br />Define a screencast<br />List an example of when you would use a screencast<br />List an example of when you would not use a screencast<br />List one lesson learned from watching example screencast: Summer Reading Club<br />List one lesson learned from watching example screencast: New Interface for Catalog<br />
  18. 18. 5 Minute Break<br />5 Minute Break<br />Please come back after 5 minutes. <br />When we return we’ll be covering what you need to know in order to do the homework for Screencasting part 2!<br />
  19. 19. SOM Quick Facts<br />Quick Facts<br />Get timely software updates<br />PC and Mac compatible<br />Ability to set privacy setting<br />Show/hide mouse movements<br />Create chapters<br />Cost: FREE<br />Internet dependent <br />Audio recording enabled<br />A lot of frills for free software<br />15 minute limit<br />Various options to save<br />
  20. 20. SOM Computer Requirements<br />Computer Requirements<br />The headset with microphone<br />Java applet (requires Java 1.5)<br />Windows (XP/Vista/7) / IE 7.0+<br />Windows (XP/Vista/7) / Firefox 3.0+<br />MAC OS X / Safari 3.2+<br />MAC OS X / Firefox 3.0+<br />Ubuntu 8 (32bit) / Firefox 3.0+<br />
  21. 21. 6 Steps to Cast a Screen<br />Creating Your Screencasts<br />
  22. 22. Navigate and Sign Up<br />Navigate & Sign Up<br />www.screencast-o-matic.com<br />
  23. 23. Record your Screencast<br />Record Your Screencast<br />
  24. 24. Preview & Save<br />Preview & Save<br />
  25. 25. Share<br />Share!<br />
  26. 26. Review of second half<br />Let’s Review<br />Use the to claim your space, then the to type your initials next to the question you want to answer.<br />List the 6 steps it takes to create a screencast<br />Explain the purpose of the that appears when you record a screencast<br />List the 3 saving options and one benefit for choosing each one<br />
  27. 27. Homework Assignment<br />Homework Assignment<br />Choose a topic on which you’ll create a screencast<br />Create a 3-5 minute screencast, with audio narration on your topic<br />Send the link to your screencast to Julie by Sept. 14th<br />Peer evaluate 1 screencast that Julie emails to you & bring your evaluation to Sept. 21st class for part 2!<br />
  28. 28. Screencasting questions<br />What questions do you have? <br />Chat your questions OR raise your hand to share<br />

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