Screencasting


Screencasting if a wonderful yet easy way to SHARE what you're doing on your computer. Using JING - free downloadable piece of software for PC or Mac, you can record your onscreen action while narrating about what you're doing. http://www.jingproject.com/
Be sure to watch the video on the Jing front page. Jing also has a great Help Center - http://help.jingproject.com/

Jing is only the capturing software. To post the video online, you need a WIKI, a blog, IM, email or an account on Screencast.com on which to post your video. Here's the link to Screencast.com - https://www.screencast.com/

Screencast-O-Matic - http://screencast-o-matic.com/ will capture directly from their website without having to install the little Jing app.

If you only need to get a portion of an image or screen, for a Mac use Command + Shift + 4 and use the crosshairs to clip a section.

In the Windows world, it is <Shift+PRT SC> or on some laptops <FN> and then <PRT SC>
Then just paste it into your document.

Now you can prepare great instructions for those tech projects for your students!

Here's a great example of instruction on making brochures in MS Office.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk07DVBXQ64