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Looking for Ideas - Videos
carolyn fruin
I would like to have a list of the top video tools you use to make your lessons. If you have a favorite, please list it here along with a quick blurb of why it makes a difference to you. We'll put them all together and make a playlist of the tools for all teachers. Thanks!
Mar. 19, 2014 at 8:09 am
sonya rosenglick
Screencastomatic is my favorite screencasting tool and for only $15/yr. I pay for a subscription for the editing tools and a longer video. Educanon is also a cool tool for flipping. It allows you to bring in a video and insert questions into the video. It is easy to use, but will only allow you to use a few video content mgt. systems. (YouTube, TeacherTube) are a couple.
Jul. 28, 2014 at 4:21 pm
I like Screencast-o-matic for simple basic video production.
- it is free
- 15 minute time limit
- easy frame sizing
- works with any presentation software
- countdown to record feature
- pause feature has no delay
- upload ease
- mp4 format
This is not for people who like editing frills and extras. But for basic straight forward recording it does a great job.

Mar. 23, 2014 at 9:54 am
Dwayne Parsons
I like smart notebook screen can fit the capture screen to whatever you like...also allows you to have a slide show (With images/graphics and animations) that you can now record to video.
Jun. 03, 2014 at 10:01 am
Greg Prater
to add to Brian. The pro version is crazy cheap (20 bucks a year or close) adds a few extra tools. if you are going to screen cast, SoM is the way to go.
Mar. 30, 2014 at 9:45 am

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