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6 of The Best Web Tools for Creating Educational Video Tutorials

6 of The Best Web Tools for Creating Educational Video Tutorials
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. 1- ScreencastO--Matic ScreencastO--Matic is a wonderful web tool to use for recording your computer screen. B- Camtasia 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. C- Cam Studio D- Screencastify This is another great way to record your screen.

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