Screen Capture, Screen Recording, Screencasting: The Best Tools To Record Videos Of Your Screen - Sharewood Guide Screen capture and screen recording tools allow anyone to record faithfully any visual activity taking place on your computer screen, generally for the purpose of creating a video tutorial, demo or showcase to be published online. Once a screen recording gets published online it is normally referred to as a "screencast" (a broadcast of a screen recording). Photo credit: Mipan, Anatoly Tiplyashin Screencasting and screen recording tools give you the possibility to capture videos of either the full area of your computer screen or alternatively of a specific area of your monitor. You can use all of your computer normal functions while screen recording and even record your own audio as you comment and highlight the tasks being carried out. Screen recordings can be generally saved in one more standard video file formats for easy upload and republishing on any web site. Here below a small set of screen capture features I have identified as critical when comparing these tools.
10 Creative Ways to Use Interactive White Boards in the Classroom Over the last decade or so, Interactive White Boards (IWBs) have proliferated in schools in the U.S. and across much of the world. Some teachers have embraced them, and others, well … not so much. Unfortunately, some schools did not offer the professional development necessary to help teachers become familiar with these systems and get the most out of their availability. In this blog entry on edweek.org, a few specialists stated their views on the topic. Image Source: In this article, we offer a number of creative approaches to using Interactive White Boards. Google Earth Once installed, it can be helpful not only during geography lessons, but in almost every class. Team Competitions Teachers have to remember that fun is an essential attribute of a successful lesson in the eyes of their students. Teach Students Basic Image, Sound and Video Editing Spelling Competition Take A Virtual Tour
Choosing a Screencasting Tool / Software Demo Creation Tool - indoition software user assistance When evaluating tools for screencasting, it’s important to understand that there are two general groups of tools: ▪The group of frame-based tools creates animations based on a few static images (“frames” or “slides”). A new frame or slide is only created when something new actually took place in the software (when a new window has opened, for example). ▪The group of full-motion-based tools records a “genuine” movie. Both groups have specific advantages and disadvantages. The big advantage of frame-based recordings, however, is that significantly fewer individual images are created. The trend goes toward combining the best of the two worlds: In the standard case, the recordings are frame-based, but when there’s a drag & drop action (or upon manual request), a full-motion-based recording begins.
12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers There are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE. I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at older students. If you have any other favourites, please add them to the comments! 1. Classtools is already one of my favourite websites, home of the Countdown Timer and Random Word Picker. 2. Content generator’s templates allow anyone to generate their own e-Learning quizzes, games and applications through our custom software – no coding required. 3. SuperTeacherTools.com is dedicated to providing technology tools for teaching that are quick and easy to download, learn, and start using in your classroom. 4. 5. 6. 7. Also worth a look: 8. 9. 10. 11. And finally….. 12.
De-Mystifying Khan Academy: Screen Capture for Educators Whiteboard screencasting is all the rage for creating educational videos like those featured in the Khan Academy. Here’s a quick look at how Salman Khan does it and some free (and not-so-free) tools that you can use to create your own educational videos to benefit you and your students. The Khan Academy Videos The Khan Academy website provides a FAQ that lists the tools that Salman Khan uses to create his videos: Looking at this list reveals three basic types of tools needed to do a whiteboard screencast: a video screen recorder, a drawing program, and an input device. Screen Capture Programs These programs run in the background of your computer and allow you to record the action as it happens on your screen as well as any associated audio, including that coming through your microphone. Camtasia Studio ($200): The official choice of the Khan Academy, Camtasia Studio, or Camtasia Recorder is a robust program that allow for considerable editing after the video is recorded.
65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources Interactive whiteboard resources are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students to further their use of technology in the classroom. Here is a list of some great interactive whiteboard resources and activities guaranteed to stimulate learning: General Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers TeacherLED – TeacherLED is a site dedicated to making the use of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) easier and more productive. This comprehensive site features resources to use with IWBs in math, English, and geometry. With many kids at home due to COVID-19, maintaining the same level of physical... The recent ongoing pandemic has schools reimagining how they celebrate their... With the school year coming to a close, providing closure for students is... Interactive Whiteboard Games & Activities
How I make screencasts: The whiteboard screencast | Casting Out Nines In this post, the fifth in a series of posts on how I make screencasts, I’m going to focus on what I call the “whiteboard” screencast. This is a screencast where I am demoing some sort of concept or calculation by writing things down, rather than clicking through a Keynote presentation or typing something on the screen. It’s intended to mimic the live presentation of content on a whiteboard, hence my name for it. Of course the most well-known examples of “whiteboard” screencasts are the videos at Khan Academy. In the unlikely event you haven’t seen a Khan Academy video before, here’s one: I do whiteboard screencasts fairly often. The basic principles of whiteboard screencasts are the same as for other screencasts. So I will start a whiteboard screencast with something like a mind-map of the topic or topics I intend to address and one, maybe two, examples of that topic. Once the screencast is properly planned, it’s time to put it together. Here’s an example of the finished product:
60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place. Teachers and educators around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool, and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom. Communication Twitter makes staying in touch and sharing announcements super simple and even fun. Twitter as a bulletin board: Jim Newman at Northern Illinois University uses Twitter as a bulletin board for his class, letting students know about last minute news like canceled classes. Organization Twitter’s hashtags and other tools share a great way to organize information for your classroom. Resources Use these ideas to take advantage of the vast resources that Twitter has to offer.
Microsoft Educator Network - Resources : Free Tools For Teachers : Math Worksheet Generator Need a faster way to create math practice problem worksheets for your students? Microsoft's Math Worksheet Generator is your answer. It creates multiple math practice problems, from basic math to algebra, in seconds. You provide a sample math problem and the Math Worksheet Generator does the rest. Create practice problems for a variety of needs - quickly and easily The Math Worksheet Generator analyzes the math problem you provide, or uses the built-in sample that you select. Creating math practice is simple: Tailor math worksheets by class or by individual students quickly Stop searching for and photocopying printable worksheets Simplify the creation of practice math problems System requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP SP2 (32-bit only), .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 or 3.5 Microsoft Office Word 2010 or Word 2007 Windows Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 7, or the latest version of Firefox or Safari Not supported in Internet Explorer 9 or 10.