October 6, 2015
Over the years, we have reviewed several web tools and mobiles apps that you can use with your students in class to create educational screencasts and video tutorials. Today, we are bringing to the forefront a select few of the tools that have been the most popular among teachers and educators. You can utilize these applications to create instructional tutorials and explainer videos to incorporate in your teaching. Simplicity, ease of use and user friendliness are features in common among all of these titles.
ScreencastO--Matic is a wonderful web tool to use for recording your computer screen. ScreencastO--Matic is web based so you do not need to install anything. The recording you create can be easily uploaded to your YouTube account, Vimeo, or several other social media websites.
Camtasia from TechSmith allows you to easily record your screen movements and actions and create step by step screencasts to share with others.Camtasia has all the editing tools to create the great video content you need to get the job done. Quickly record your webcam or screen, engage your viewers with a variety of effects, and easily share your videos to anyone, anywhere.
C- Cam Studio
CamStudio is another good web tool for recording screen and audio activity on your computer and create video files to share with your colleagues.
Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. It is able to record all screen activity inside a tab, including audio. Just press record and the content of your tab is recorded. So you can easily create a screencast for video tutorials, record presentations etc.
E- Google Plus Hangout
This is another great way to record your screen. The recording you make is automatically saved to your YouTube channel where you can share it with others. Here is a step by step guide on how to record your screen using Hangout.