EDU Screencasting

Screencasting Tools


Jing is a great for quick and easy screencasting creation. It's free and when opened hangs in the corner on your screen for quick creation. Available for Mac or PC.


Screenr is a free web-based tool--no downloading! You can start recording directly from In order to publish and share your videos, you'll need to sign via your favorite web-based email provider or social media account. Be sure to have a current version of Java installed.


Screencast-o-matic is another web-based tool. Similar to Screenr but it also has the ability to record from a webcam.


Camtasia has more bells & whistle as a screencasting program. Make your screencasts interactive by adding webcam video and clickable links. 30 day free trial available for PC or Mac.

Popcorn Maker

Mozilla Popcorn Maker allows you to embed wikipedia entries, maps, live feeds, etc. to make an informative remix of your favorite videos or videos that you've created. Example here.

Screencasting Apps


Easy to use with its simple interface. Great for young learners. All these apps are great to annotate photos for projects and presentations as well.
What is ScreenChomp? The iPad app to Record. Sketch. Share!


Another whiteboard recording app. Be sure to check out their website for teacher created content.


ShowMe is very similar to Educreations. However, ShowMe allows you to tag your videos as well as search for other tagged videos.


Student Created

The next four videos are student created tutorials and video reflections by Alina & Sena, students from the Yokohama International School in Japan. Under the guidance of Kim Cofino, fierce IT leader at Yokohama and first LTEN guest speaker, students used the MYP Design Cycle to invest what makes a great tutorial. A neat example of how a screencast tutorial assignment can be fun as well as develop a deeper understanding of what they have learned through the process as stated in their reflection videos below.
How to Multiply and Divide Fractions
Alina Evaluate
How to Learn Notes Easily
Evaluate Reflection

Series of Screencasts

A series of Destiny webware software tutorials created by Jane Bender, a teacher librarian from the American School in Japan. A great example of creating a series of segmented tutorials. If you're having problems accessing this Google site, click here to view their other tutorials in this series via Youtube.
No. 1 Finding Destiny®

And One More...

I demonstrate to our ELL students how to create a login and access their ClassDojo avatar. I used a character from a popular fiction title as the example to personalize the screencast.


In the Library with the Lead Pipe>>Learning to teach through video

Kim Leeder explains pedagogical considerations, cautioning against overloading the viewer with too much content as well as remembering to state the goals of the tutorial among other fabulous tips and explanations.
Langwitches Blog>>Quality Tutorial Designer's Checklist

Great checklists and criteria to help you develop a step-by-step process with your students for tutorial design.

The Never Ending Search>>The Flipping Librarian

Joyce Valenza defines the real implications for flipping the classroom & library. She also includes some great videos of educators explaining their definition of flipping.
An Illustration of Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture
MIT+K12 Student Video Highlights