Screencasting!

If you are looking for a way to record and share the lessons that you do on your SmartBoard or ActivBoard, look no further!

There are many sites out there that allow you to take a “screencast” of what is happening on your screen while recording your voice. The site that I really like using because it is simple and free is Screencast-o-matic.

Here is an example of a screencast my students did as they led the “Math Meeting” (It is a little long, but it gives you the idea) :

Pros and Cons of Screencast-o-matic:

  • Con-The free version doesn’t allow you to save on that site, but you can upload your videos and save them to your youtube account.
  • Pro-You can only record 15 minutes. (Personally, I think that is plenty of time).
  • Pro-It’s free!
  • Pro-It is very easy to use!
  • Pro-When recording, it allows you to pause and resume.

Give it a try!

I want your feedback! Do you have a screencasting site that you like using?