Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Getting Started with Educreations and Screencast-o-matic

Getting Started with Educreations and Screencast-o-matic


Educreations - http://educreations.com

Educreations is a recordable interactive whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. Students and colleagues can replay your lessons in any web browser, or from within our app on their iPads.

Educreations works on both the iPad and on any internet browser.


FAQ - http://www.educreations.com/faq/

Educreations iPad app - http://goo.gl/jHwu8

Highlights

  • Insert images and screenshots from the web to create narrated/annotated guides and tutorials.
  • Create multiple pages for longer presentations (tip: pause recordings to preload images or draw annotations.
  • Tutorials can be shared privately with students, by school, or with the whole world.
  • Publicly shared screencasts made by other educators and students can be viewed, linked to and embedded in a class website.

Tips

  • You cannot start over or re-edit a screencast once you begin recording. Be prepared and don’t worry if it isn’t perfect.
  • Keep your presentations brief and engaging (your voice is a critical component)

Screencast-o-matic - http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/

One-click screen capture recording on Windows or Mac computers with no install for FREE! Record up to 15 minutes.

Screencast-o-matic is great for creating screencasts of powerpoints, TI-emulator tutorials, NCTM applet and Geometer’s sketchpad activities, and narrated directions or test accommodations.

Getting started video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4rk5ACdGk4

Highlights

  • No account required (Great for quick use with students). However the free account lets you store and link to your files online as well as upload to youtube automatically.
  • Capture anything on your computer screen and your webcam.
  • Pro-version is only $15 for one year

Tips

  • You cannot start over or re-edit a screencast once you begin recording. Be prepared and don’t worry if it isn’t perfect.
  • Keep your presentations brief and engaging (your voice is a critical component)

Other screencasting resources

Kit’s screencasting website - https://sites.google.com/site/mctmmultimath/

Other iPad apps for sreencasting
Other screencasting software and websites

Upcoming PD:


Kit Hard
Education Technology Consultant
St. Clair County RESA
hard.kit@sccresa.org
810-455-4121
website/blog: http://edtechkit.com

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