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Screencasting and Screen Recording in the Classroom

Screencasting is the capture all of the action on a computer screen while you are narrating. Screencasts can be made with many tools and are often used to create a tutorial or showcase student content mastery. This page provides links to information, ideas, rubrics, and tools for the creation of screencasts by both teachers and students.

Source: http://www.schrockguide.net/screencasting.html

Presentation Tube: A screen recorder that has it all!

A review by Scott MacCrum
http://ictscotty.blogspot.com/2014/06/presentation-tube-screen-recording.html

I have spent a bit of time today searching for screencasting programs whereby teachers and students can record what is on their computer screens into a film.  I have previously mentioned Community Clips and Screencast-o-matic on this blog and have now found another wonderful program that lets you do the following very easily.

You can record your film and then with a click of a button you can switch between your PowerPoint presentation, Web browser and websites, you can change your webcam position on the screen and even take the webcam off the screen or make your face take up the whole screen, you can draw on the PowerPoint slides and web pages to show annotations when needed and you can do a whole heap more without having to 'jump around from program to program' whilst recording your film (as you can see from the screenshot below that shows the program).

You can then save yo…

Presentation Tube: A Screen Recording Program that Has it All!

I have spent a bit of time today searching for screencasting programs whereby teachers and students can record what is on their computer screens into a film.  I have previously mentioned Community Clips and Screencast-o-matic on this blog and have now found another wonderful program that lets you do the following very easily. You can record your film and then with a click of a button you can switch between your PowerPoint presentation, Web browser and websites, you can change your webcam position on the screen and even take the webcam off the screen or make your face take up the whole screen, you can draw on the PowerPoint slides and web pages to show annotations when needed and you can do a whole heap more without having to 'jump around from program to program' whilst recording your film (as you can see from the screenshot below that shows the program). You can then save your film as a .wmv file to give to other people on a USB stick or on your VLE/Fronter page.  I really lik…

Record your screen and more with PresentationTube

PresentationTube is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn the video.

PresentationTube can also add screen captions to your recordings in seconds and with the unique Video Annotation feature you can even personalize your videos by including a webcam movie of yourself "picture-in-picture" over your desktop.

PresentationTube also comes with its own Lossless Codec that produces crystal clear results with a much smaller filesize compared with other more popular codecs, like Microsoft Video 1.

You have total control over the output of your video: you can choose to use custom cursors, to record the whole screen or just a section of it and can reduce or increase the quality of the recording depending on if you want smaller videos

PresentationTube can be learned in a matter of minutes and comes with a comprehensive built-in help file, so if you do manage to get stuck, you can sim…

PresentationTube Recorder Ver. 3.11 has been released today

PresentationTube Recorder is a simple tool designed to help instructors, students and business professionals record their presentations from the comfort of home or office, and without the need to have Internet connection while recording. The Recorder synchronizes a variety of visual aids including PowerPoint slides, Webcam streaming, whiteboard, drawing board, Web browser content, Desktop recording . With visual aids, like the drawing board, presenters can draw lines, curves, graphs, and shapes on the screen to emphasize or clarify their ideas, so the demonstration can be clearer. The whiteboard helps presenters to type text while presenting using the keyboard making it an ideal tool to add more details, or explain equations using words, numbers, and symbols. Currently available for Windows only. Mac, iOS and Android versions will be available in the near future. 
Version: 3.11.0 for Windows Last Update: 31 January, 2015  First release: 1 January, 2013 File size: 6.0 MB (hlep files availa…