6 Tools for Screencasting

#EduDuctTape Question

This image shows the Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset book cover as well as a 2nd book open to a page inside of the book

🎥  Want to bring screencasting into your classroom, but are overwhelmed by the idea of selecting a tool to use?

💡 In Chapter 7 of Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset, I discuss a set of tools that I think that you should consider. The infographic below provides a simple breakdown of the 6 options that I think are best for most teachers. Grab it as a PDF here!

📖  More details about each tool (and a few others) are in the book!

There’s a 7th tool that I mention in the book–Camtasia, it’s my favorite–which I leave out here because it’s a little pricier than most educators are able to go.  There are also a handful of other ones that are honorable mentions in the book (there are a LOT out there!). These, though, are the 6 that I consider the best choices for most educators and cover in greater detail within the book.

How can my students and I record screencasts for flipped lessons or blended learning?

Click on the image to grab the PDF and learn a bit about Screencastify, Screencast-O-Matic, Loom, Flipgrid, WeVideo, and RecordCast. Or sign up for my newsletter and I’ll send you a copy of this PDF. And, bonus, if I change my recommendations or add tools to the infographic later, you’ll get an update in your inbox!

This infographic includes the title "#EduDuctTape Question, Chapter 7" along with a picture of the Educational Duct Tape book, a roll of duct tape, and a student with crutches. It also includes the logos for the 6 tools that are included. The text says "How can my students and I record screencasts for flipped lessons or blended learning? Screencastify - This Google Drive- connected tool has great recording and editing functions for free as long as your videos are under 5 minutes long. Screencast-O-Matic - Record 15 minute videos with captions and music for free, and edit them on Chromebooks. The paid version adds in extensive editing options. Loom - Record for 45 minutes, do minor editing, and post videos to pages that enable viewer commenting and emoji reactions with free educator accounts. Flipgrid - Screencast for 10 minutes in this student response tool and add in other video styles including whiteboard, backdrops, and more! Captions are automatically added! WeVideo - Record and edit short videos in a free plan or get creative with the most extensive online video editing platform in the paid version! RecordCast - This newer tool rivals many of WeVideo features including a multitrack editor, transitions, and more, all for free!"



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Jake Miller

Jake is the host of the Educational Duct Tape podcast, the #EduGIF Guy, a Tech Integration Coach, speaker, Former STEM, Math & Science Teacher, and a presenter.