With Screencast-O-Matic, You Can’t Go Wrong!

Let your Tech Savvy Journey Begin!

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By: Farheen Zaidi

Overview

Do you want to become more technology savvy, but just do not know where to begin? Want to create easy and engaging videos for your class, but just do not know how? Look no further, Screencast-O-Matic is here. This online tool allows you to quickly and easily capture you desired screen and create engaging videos that be immediately uploaded. the best part about Screencast-O-Matic is that you do not need to download anything. With the click of a button, your tech savvy journey begins.

Getting Started

If you thought creating a video was easy, wait until you try uploading. This is ‘loads‘ of fun.

Teaching Ideas

No Need to Repeat!

Screencast-O-Matic can be used to create videos that provide step-by-step instructions to students about how to do do a task. You only need to create a video once and upload it to YouTube, while the student can repeatedly watch the same video.

Flip It or Blend It

You can easily create short and simple videos delivering lessons. You do not need to spend much time on repeating the lesson. The student can repeatedly watch the videos on YouTube. Instead, you can spend time helping them with assigned work and problems. An amazing tool that helps promotes the blended and flipped classroom model.

Let the Students Teach

You can ask your student to create videos providing lessons on their understanding of the lessons. You can be able to see how the students have cognitively developed the concept. You can now know what needs to be fixed or promoted.

Helpful Resources

These are the top three resources that make using Screencast-O-Matic more fun!

  • Livebinder 1 – Ideas, examples, and much more.
  • Tutorials 2 – Videos on more features you can create with!
  • Guide 3 – Link to links, links, and links.

Cost

Let’s get down to business. Screencast-O-Matic is a free digital tool that does not require the user to download the application. You can easily create up to 15 minutes of a High Definition video and either save it or upload it to YouTube or Screencast-O-Matic.com.

For all of you who want to be a bit more adventurous, you can also try the Pro Package for only $15 / Year. In the Pro package, you create longer videos, record computer audio (Windows compatible only), edit recordings using advanced editing tools, create scripted recordings, draw and zoom into the recorded videos, avoid watermark on recordings, and upload recordings to YouTube, Google Drive, Vimeo, Screencast-O-Matic.com, and Dropbox.

If you still do not feel that Screencast-O-Matic is made for you, why not try other tools such as Snagit, Jing, Screencast, or Zaption.

Author: zfarheen

Farheen is a Masters of Education Graduate studies candidate at UOIT. She has a keen interest in understanding and promoting parental involvement with the use of technology inside and outside of the classroom.

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