Teacher Review for Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic makes screen-capture as easy as click and go!

Chris C.
Classroom teacher
Concordia International School Shanghai
Pudong, 31
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I do not flip at this point, but I do create multimedia pieces to establish context when the class is investigating primary source documents. I can see myself playing with Screencast-O-Matic. Certainly, if I need screen capture I will go to this service. If I need bells and whistles, I will spend the $15 for a year’s license. In fact, the more I think of it, the more I want to find a use for this service. I love it!
My Take
Overview Screencast-O-Matic is a screen-capture service that has a highly functional free version, and a powerful and easy subscription plan that doesn’t break the bank. If you use, or wish to use, screen capture technology, for flipping your class for example, please try this tool. You can record your screen, yourself, or both, and alternate between cameras. With subscription you gain access to point-and-click editing tools that are simply easy to use. Concerns None. Sample Uses Oh, if you flip, please look at Screencast-O-Matic. Pay the $15, get the editing and distribution functions, and have fun. Do I plan to use it? Maybe. I do not flip at this point, but I do create multimedia pieces to establish context when the class is investigating primary source documents. I can see myself playing with Screencast-O-Matic. Certainly, if I need screen capture I will go to this service. IF I need bells and whistles, I will spend the $15 for a year’s license. In fact, the more I think of it, the more I want to find a use for this service. I love it! Commitment and Learning Curve Medium-High Best for ES MS or HS? MS/HS, All Teachers Cost: Basic tools are free Pro is $15/year, very reasonable if you use it consistently, and you gain: No watermark when publishing Recording time limited only by local disk space (Screencast-O-Matic uploads limited to 15 min per upload unless you have Premium Hosting) Hosted in HD and supports playback on most mobile devices Publish to Google Drive, Vimeo, Box, and Dropbox Publish Screen Shots Editing tools Scripts tool Screen Shot tool Record system audio on Win Vista/7/8 Webcam Only Recording Draw & Zoom while recording Website Link: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/