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Book Trailers - for HS students: Screencasting

Contains links, examples and instructions for creating student-made book trailers.

Basic Screencast Info

What is Screencasting?

A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. The term screencast compares with the related term screenshot; whereas screenshot generates a single picture of a computer screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of the changes over time that a user sees on a computer screen, enhanced with audio narration.

What is it used for?

…to demonstrate and teach the use of software features

…as another means of integrating technology into the curriculum

….Students can record video and audio as they demonstrate the proper procedure to solve a problem on an interactive whiteboard

….Organizers of seminars may choose to routinely record complete seminars and make them available to all attendees for future reference and/or sell these recordings to people who cannot afford the fee of the live seminar or do not have the time to attend it

…“Flipping” the classroom – one way to model something on a computer for students to access/ re-access later

How to? Check out some of these online programs:

*Contact Scott Fernholz - for access to a district account with Screencast-O-Matic

Blackboard Collaborate is available for free in the "STAFF ONLY" portion of the mmsd web site. To log-in to Blackboard Collaborate...? tba
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Screencasting & Flipped Classroom Resources

 Screencasting 101 training series (a 3-min. video from

This 3-min. video is a must-see for anyone new to screencasting!

It includes some useful tips and basic information. It also recommends you use a microphone (which we have a few in the LMC; also, you can usually find a cheap karaoke mic at Target or Best Buy for around $15-20)

“Screencasting: One Part of Flipping the Classroom”

This educational technology website includes