Truman Tech Break – Screencast-O-Matic

Truman Tech Break – Screencast-O-Matic

May 12, 2015

Screencast-o-Matic is a web based service that allows you to create and host screen casts online.  A screen cast captures your computer desktop as a video, and allows you to capture additional audio as voice over.  If you’ve ever watched a video of computer screen with someone giving directions to you at the same time, you’ve seen a screen cast. Screencast-o-Matic is a free tool that allows you to record a 15 minute screen cast, and publish it online.

Now you can share anything you see on your computer with anyone else. Seeing is believing. That is, it’s easier to deny an idea that’s abstracted, but much harder to deny concrete evidence that you can see. Sceencast-o-Matic allows you to share what you’re seeing on your computer with someone else, as well as an audio commentary at the same time. Maybe that means that you want to narrate a slide show, or a PowerPoint presentation; maybe you’d rather show some graphs and point out data consistencies (or inconsistencies). This is kind of like “show and tell,” but instead of sharing your favorite geode with just your classmates, you can now share anything you find on the internet with anyone that has an internet connection.

To learn more about how to use Screencast-O-Matic, please watch the brief tutorial below:

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