11 screencastomatic



Screencast-o-matic is a Java-based web application used to create screen-casts A screen-cast is a short video where you can record your voice and show what you are doing on your screen. Some benefits of using Screencast-o-matic over other free screen recorders include a highlighted cursor and click indicators, ease of use, and the fact that there is no software or application to download.

Click Here To Go To The Screencast-O-Matic Site

Depending on the browser and operating system you use, Screencast-O-Matic will either work as a Java-based webtool without requiring a download, or it will require that you download the Screencast-O-Matic App. If you use a Mac and the Chrome browser, plan to download the app. It is a simple process. You can find the download by clicking on the button below:

Click Here To Go To The Screencast-O-Matic Download Page


Screencast-O-Matic Tutorial


Screencast-O-Matic Demo


Resources to Get You Started

Flipping the Classroom

Schrock Guide: Screencasting

Great SOM Handout

 SlideShare Tutorial

 YouTube Channel

Blogging with SOM

Ways to Use Screencast-O-Matic in Your Classroom

  1. You could record a lecture that will give you freedom to move about the room.
  2. You could record a demonstration that you will be giving multiple times. Students can watch it over if needed.
  3. Teachers or students could create a digital story.
  4. You could record instructions that are given multiple times a day or week.
  5. A lecture or introduction for topic could be created with pictures and graphics.
  6. A screencast for how to get digitally organized could be created, like how to make a folder on the desktop.
  7. This would be great to record how to evaluate the credibility of a website.
  8. Anything you have ever wanted to demonstrate on your computer screen can now be recorded for future and repeated play.
  9. Have students create a tutorial for a cool tool they use on the web.
  10. Have students create tutorials for software that is installed on their 1:1 device, like Photostory. Pick the best one to share with the entire class to rewatch.

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