I discovered this free software during a recent semester of study. I’m glad I did.
Inspired by my lecturers I used Screencast-O-Matic to record ‘How to’ video tutorials. Just quietly I may have overdone it.
For the visual learner this is gold. No more screen shots, no more lengthy procedural texts.
As an educator I can see many benefits. Your ‘How to’ recording can be uploaded to Youtube for your students to watch at any time.
Here’s a sample tutorial I created for a recent assessment.
As you can tell I’m still an amateur. A recommendation would be to have a script to follow to eliminate numerous re-takes.
My son is now considering how to use it to record Minecraft “how to” videos. He showed me how I could have my webcam running while I was recording. But I am not 9 and I believe that my voice was ‘scary’ enough, let alone my image as well.
In my opinion Screencast-O-Matic is Screencast-O-Magic