Instant screencasting, instant sharing

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There are quite a few screencasting apps and extensions out there, but they have a learning curve that may be a turnoff. Loom is a simple-to-use Chrome extension that allows you to record your screen as you explain whatever you’re looking at. You can choose to be on camera in a little circle at the bottom of the page, or you can be invisible. Imagine how many uses there are for Loom in the classroom – to explain an assignment for your students, to ask questions about a document in your PLT, etc. etc. The finished product can either be shared as a link, or the video can be downloaded as a file to upload to YouTube or any other website. To read about two other screencasting apps, click here.

Make a screenshot…or a screencast!

noun_219154_ccI normally use Screencast-O-Matic to make screencasts (see the one I made on organizing your bookmarks bar in your Chrome browser, and there’s also a series on working with Google Docs – try this one about how to use voice comments with Google Docs!), but last week I branched out and tried NimbusContinue reading “Make a screenshot…or a screencast!”