Create an Educational Screencast on Chrome

Do you ever wonder how people record what’s happening on their computer screen and then share it with others? This is called screencasting. Google Chrome has 2 apps which are available for free in Chrome Web Store which allow you to record or screencast all screen activity in a few simple clicks.
1-  Screencastify
“Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. It is able to record all screen activity inside a tab, including audio. Just press record and the content of your tab is recorded. So you can easily create a screencast for video tutorials, record presentations etc. It also supports desktop capturing, allowing you to record anything on your screen (not just tabs). Videos are recorded as webm/vp8 files with ogg vorbis audio and can be saved to disk or uploaded to Youtube or Google Drive with a single click. ”

Watch this video to learn more about Screencastify:

2- TechSmith Snagit
“With TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome™ you can take screenshots or screen recordings of anything on your screen including your browser, desktop, and applications you have running. TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome™ will share your screen, so you can share your ideas and insights with anyone you’d like.”

Watch this video to learn more about TechSmith Snagit:

Other screencasting web tools available include Screencast and Screencast-O-Matic.

Share your story about how you are screencasting with your students by leaving a comment below!

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