We use screencasting for a variety of purpose (content intro, feedback, presentations, troubleshooting, etc. ). Here is the list of 10 free tools you might want to explore. See more on screencasting on my Diigo collection.
From Practical EdTech:
“Microsoft appears to have taken a page from Google’s playbook, encouraging employees to “turn their wild ideas into real projects” and calling the effort Microsoft Garage. One of the results of this initiative is the new “Snip” tool for Windows. Snip is a screen capture and annotation tool (or just a ‘whiteboard’ if you want it). It makes it really easy to create instructional videos by writing or drawing on a screen ‘snip’ and saving the resulting video as an MP4 file”. Read the full article.
Great post from FTFT:
“Visual aids can be very helpful when you’re introducing a new website, app, or software to students or colleagues. Being able to take and send a screenshot is also helpful when you’re trying to explain a problem to your tech support person. Here’s a short guide to taking screenshots on your iPad, Android tablet, Windows computer, Mac, or Chromebook.
A quick search in the Chrome store will return a bunch of options for taking screenshots on a Chromebook. Of those results there are two options that I have used and recommend. Diigo’s Awesome Screenshot tool and TechSmith’s Snagit. Awesome Screenshot will only capture things that are displayed in your web browser. Snagit will capture everything on your screen. Snagit requires that you download the Snagit Chrome app and the Snagit browser extension. Awesome Screenshot is a simple one step installation. Both tools allow you to draw and type on top of your screenshot images. Continue reading