Screencasting: From Script to Screen

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From editing and rewriting video scripts to recording and screencasting new footage, she worked to refresh not only the visuals but also the scope of the tips to bring more useful, relevant content to users. Screencasting is all about process. Of course, you might not know this unless you’ve also spent ridiculous amounts of time redoing screencasts because you forgot to add an element or messed up a certain action on the screen. Write your script.

Screencasts for knowledge sharing

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On a whim, I started a public blog about my work. In addition to blogging, I started tweeting about the topics that interested me and some of the unique scenarios I encountered. Suddenly I was teaching online courses, presenting tech demonstrations on YouTube, and writing on other sites. To write a blog post, record a screencast and post it on YouTube, or reply to a question on a forum opens you up to some level of criticism.

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Who wants to be a better screencaster?

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If you want to become a better screencaster, how are you going to improve your skills? Camtasia expert, Daniel Park, has a couple upcoming events that may help you get the skills and expertise to get to the next level of screencasting. Advanced Topics is more like guided experimentation, where students learn about workflow, equipment, time-saving tips, and work on their own real-world projects under the close supervision of a professional screencaster.

Inside a K12 Math Teacher’s Screencasts

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Question: What type of Jing screencasts do you create? My screencasts are designed to supplement my math curriculum by sharing concepts, computations, and sample problems to support classroom instruction. The format of my screencasts vary slightly based on how I feel I can convey each individual math standard. Vocabulary terms are also scattered among my screencasts. I also write the complete URL of the pertinent videos directly onto paper homework assignments.

Screencasting in the Classroom with TechSmith and Edmodo

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Tom’s also a screencasting pro, and he frequently puts video content on his YouTube channel or on Screencast.com. For starters, my students write so much more than they did prior to when we were strictly writing on paper. The quality of their writing—and how they genuinely engage around the content is so much richer than what I’ve had in the past. I think that it helps them to write to an authentic audience. I made an introduction to screencasting for teachers.

“It’s Like Writing a Play:” Make Screencasts Painless with Storyboards, Scripts

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Screencasting is daunting—it’s no secret. Before starting any video, we write down exactly what we want the viewer to take away from the video,” said John. It’s a lot like writing a play.”. Their process is simple: Write down what you want to communicate with your video. Write an audio script to guide viewers through the information. The post “It’s Like Writing a Play:” Make Screencasts Painless with Storyboards, Scripts appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

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Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Students can watch a screencast video at their convenience, pausing and reviewing as often as needed. 1 Screencasts can be designed to let students personalize their learning and highlight important information as they proceed at their own pace. Create and produce your own screencast. Screencast PowerPoint Model. Screencast PowerPoint Model.

5 Ways to Use Screencasting at Work

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Screencasting at work? Screencasting and screen recording give you the ability to demonstrate a process, personalize communication, and archive important information. 5 Ways to Use Screencasting at Work. You won’t need to write a lengthy email or repeat yourself. Check out Chad’s story to see exactly how he used screencasts to create high-converting sales proposals. The post 5 Ways to Use Screencasting at Work appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Teaching with Screencasts and Rapid Prototyping

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Part of where I struggled was writing up files for demos and examples each day for a lesson. Rather than writing out entire documents and refreshing the browser to see the effect, I start by prototyping in services like CodePen or jsFiddle. What About Screencasting? Think back to when your teachers would use a student writing sample (with the name blocked out, of course) to highlight teachable moments. Using screencasts, I can do the same thing.

Screencast of the Week - Picture-in-Picture for Whiteboard Recordings!

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There are a couple elements that can make screencasts interesting and engaging. Motion from drawing on the screen with something like a Tablet PC or Wacom tablet make a screencast dynamic and can focus viewers attention. And, the Picture-In-Picture (PIP) option in Camtasia makes screencasts lively and shows off the presenter's personality. Some researchers at Microsoft have done something really creative for their screencasts using PIP!

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Eleventh Day.

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We're in the home stretch for our "12 days of Screencasting" series. On the eleventh day of Screencasting, Tom Johnson gave to me. He writes a blog at Idratherbewriting.com , where he explores the latest trends, issues, and concepts in the field of technical communication. He also records podcasts, interviewing technical writing luminaries around the world. And he is a WordPress blog consultant, offering development, design, and training of WordPress blogs.

Christmas in July: Our gift to you…Screencasting tips!

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Back in December 2010 we posted a series, The 12 Days of Screencasting, where each day we asked a guest blogger to provide a valuable tip on screencasting. Demo Girl Molly McDonald talks about timing in screencasts, and we give away the “Jing Love” song. Gary Short gives three great tips on sound: 1) write a script, 2) get some good hardware (USB microphone) 3) don’t forget to select the USB mic in the options! appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Solve problems with screencasting

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Screencasting can be useful in distance education. Remote screencasting was the front runner in the discussion. In January 2005 I first wrote in this blog about a now famous screencast by John Udell on Wikipedia. If you need more info on what a screencast is, check out the Wikipedia article on the subject. So, I put together six phases for creating a good screencast for use in distance education. Tags: tutorial demonstration screencast flash

Screencast of the Week - Find Info About People Easily

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I'm sitting in the San Francisco Airport waiting to catch the red-eye flight home to Detroit so I thought I'd sneak in a quick blog post. Marshall did a great write-up on the extension here and even included a nice screencast made with Jing so you can see the extension in action. I liked Marshall's screencast because it is a great way to show off new tech. Any nominations for next week's Screencast of the Week? Tags: Screencast of the Week 48

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offers instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Students can watch a screencast video at their convenience, pausing and reviewing as often as needed. 1 Screencasts can be designed to let students personalize their learning and highlight important information as they proceed at their own pace. Create and produce your own screencast. Screencast PowerPoint Model. Screencasting to Engage Learning.

My First 10 Screenr Video Tips and how other Screencasters use the Service

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Since posting 10 Things I love about Screenr.com , I have been recording my own screencasts almost daily as a way to stay creative by sharing tips on some of my favorite utilities, apps and browser extensions that help me stay productive. One great thing about Blogging is the comments you get from other people who also use the tools you blog about. I also find it helpful for writing tutorials. I like to begin with Screenr and then write the tutorial.

How to Use This Free Screencasting Tool for E-Learning

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You may have heard the news last week that Articulate launched a new screencasting tool called Screenr. It is a free web-based tool that lets you create screencasts without installing any software. You can even watch the screencasts back at HD-quality and they look great. Screenr gives you multiple ways to use your screencasts. It works with Twitter and the screencasts play as Flash on the web. You can also upload the screencasts to YouTube.

How to Write an Awesome Script (Fast) With Dana Haines

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There are many different ways to write a script but having an efficient process to go from the blank page to a completed video is the key to faster scriptwriting. With screencasting, video creators are often informing.

The Top 9 Screen Recording Tips That Will Make You a Better Creator (With Video)

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Before you make your first screencast , these nine essential tips will help you create a quality screen recording that you’ll want to share. Write down as much as you need to stay focused. Write down general talking points, or even a full script, to keep your narration focused and concise. How long is the ideal screencasting video? Sound can make a big difference in the overall quality of your screencast recording. Your screencast recording can work without it.

How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

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What is Screencasting? A screencast is a video recording of your computer screen, and usually includes audio. Screencasting is also referred to as video screen capture , and is a great way to teach or share ideas. Common examples of screencasts are onscreen tutorials , video lessons , or slideshare presentations. Screencasts add a personal touch in ways that other methods (I’m looking at you PowerPoint decks and written proposals!) Write your script.

Before Recording

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Prepping for your screencast is the most important and beneficial step to the screencasting process. While this wasn’t the first time I’d tried my hand at screencasting, I had yet to create a screencast series like this one. This may seem obvious, but, foolishly, I didn’t think through all of the steps of the recording process beforehand which resulted in a waste of time redoing a majority of my screencasts. Write a script.

How to write an award-winning submission

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Good To Great In pursuit of excellence: my view on the world of learning and training Skip to content Home A bit about me ← Lessons from Jamie’s Dream School A panel podcast on compliance training → How to write an award-winning submission Posted on March 8, 2011 by Stephanie Dedhar | Leave a comment Last week’s Oscars may have marked the end of the film and music awards season, but in the world of e-learning there’s a definite buzz in the air.

ScreencastCamper Profiles: Shannon Sellars and Erin Klein

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This time around, we spoke with Shannon Sellars and Erin Klein about their screencasting work and what they hope to learn from/contribute to ScreencastCamp. So if you want to co-lead a session on copyright and fair use with Shannon, or learn a thing or two about blogging from Erin, this post may be your perfect starting point. Her duties not only include screencasting but also providing technical support for other events on campus, including streaming live events.

Looking Back at 2016

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Screencasting. Earlier this year, David Anderson ran a few screencasting challenges via E-Learning Heroes and the timing was just perfect as it gave me a chance to build some skills in this area. I wrote some initial reflections in a post Learning About Screencasting. I’ve also found that a good way to build skills in screencasting is to watch others do it and make notes – what works well, things to avoid etc.

Crafting a Good Story for Your Product Video (free ebook)

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I started with a long history of screencasting. I discovered over the years, that in education as well as in advertisements, screencasts are just not good enough on their own. I recommend using mind maps to write down all ideas belonging to a project. Examples of what I call video tools: Screencasts. How to Write a Good Script. Make Screencasts Painless with Storyboards, Scripts. Guest post by German video producer and author Andreas Zeitler.

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PD with Pictures: Using Screencasting to Save your Sanity!

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They know how to teach kids to read, write, and think in many ways not always noticed by the casual bystander; however in many teachers’ cases, integrating tech tools is not quite in their comfort zone. Check out these 5 ways screencasts have saved my sanity: Better How-Tos with Google Docs. By capitalizing on the convenience of screencasting, I am able to reach people individually with targeted help videos on whichever topic they request in a much timelier manner.

ScreencastCamper Profiles 2013: #ladygeeks Shari Sloane and Katie Regan

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Katie is presently working with and passionate about social media, Google apps for Ed ( #GAFE ) and scripts ( #GSCriptChat ), HTML, iPads, iOS, screencasting, video editing and much, much more. How did you discover the magic of screencasting? I made all my writing lessons available to my 7th grade students on my website. We (the #ladygeeks) use screencasting to supplement what we teach in our shows and record our shows as a backup to Google Hangout.

Leave Clear Instructions for Substitutes

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Rather than spending hours writing up lesson plans for them to try to follow, why not create video instructions for substitutes and your students to watch together? The post Leave Clear Instructions for Substitutes appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Rather than spending The post Leave Clear Instructions for Substitutes appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Show Students How to Login

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You can write out a short script, or just keep it casual and natural (recommended!). The post Show Students How to Login appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. For Educators Education educational technology flipped classroom Higher Ed Screencasting Snagit Snagit on Mac Snagit on Windows Time Saver Video

10 Ways You Can Use Video to Enhance Your Digital Learning Content

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You can point out exactly what you mean more quickly than writing it out longhand, and students will love being able to hear you personally explain the feedback. The post 10 Ways You Can Use Video to Enhance Your Digital Learning Content appeared first on TechSmith Blog. For Educators blended learning flipped classroom flipped learning Higher Ed lecture capture online learning Quizzing Screencasting

How to Create a DIY Green Screen Video Effect

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Just make sure to write your script before pressing record! For more information on getting your DIY green screen set up check out another TechSmith blog post called The Green Screen Effect- TechSmith Tips. The post How to Create a DIY Green Screen Video Effect appeared first on TechSmith Blog. Tips & How To's Green Screen Screencasting tips Tips and TricksGreen screen technology has been around since the early 1900s.

10 Ways You Can Use Video to Enhance Your Courses

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You can point out exactly what you mean more quickly than writing it out longhand, and students will love being able to hear you personally explain the feedback. The post 10 Ways You Can Use Video to Enhance Your Courses appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. For Educators blended learning flipped classroom flipped learning flipping Higher Ed lecture capture online learning PowerPoint Quizzing Screencasting student teaching video analysis webcam

EDUCAUSE 2013 Presenter Profiles: Dr. Dan Anderson

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Writing can be a gateway to literacy and higher-order thinking. Join me as I share first-hand experiences from writing and literature students and explore how screen recording affects assessment, motivation, and engagement in the classroom. I’ve been working with video in teaching for many years, but my latest focus really began with creating tutorials using videos and screencasting for my own projects.

Making Videos – Collaboratively!

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We teach math and wanted to be able to share each of us writing on our documents and have both of our faces visible to our students in our videos. The problem we encountered was that as soon as we each shared the document we were writing on, we couldn’t have our faces showing. Her website can be found at www.flipping4math.weebly.com and her blog at www.thefearlesseducator.blogspot.com. appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

ISTE 2013 Presenter Profile: Graham Johnson

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This past spring Graham recently finished writing his Master’s thesis titled ‘ Student Perceptions of the Flipped Classroom.’ Annotating documents is a must for a Flipped Classroom math teacher, and I love being able to simply write on my screen and record everything I do. The post ISTE 2013 Presenter Profile: Graham Johnson appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. We’re SO excited for ISTE 2013 !

Camtasia through the eyes of a musician: a customer interview with David Brooks

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You get into stuff like chopping things up, and you eventually have to write code to get it to do what you want. Matt: when I read your blog post about almost quitting producing, I really connected with that. The post Camtasia through the eyes of a musician: a customer interview with David Brooks appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Customer Stories Camtasia Studio Customer Story ScreencastingGuest post by TechSmith Software Engineer Intern (Snagit), Matthew Wein.

Camtasia through the eyes of a musician: a customer interview with David Brooks

TechSmith Camtasia

You get into stuff like chopping things up, and you eventually have to write code to get it to do what you want. Matt: when I read your blog post about almost quitting producing, I really connected with that. The post Camtasia through the eyes of a musician: a customer interview with David Brooks appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Customer Stories Camtasia Studio Customer Story ScreencastingGuest post by TechSmith Software Engineer Intern (Snagit), Matthew Wein.