Teacher Review for Screencast-O-Matic

Free, easy-to-use video recording and editing tools for polished instructional videos. Great technical support, too!

Elizabeth d.
School support staff
Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, United States Minor Outlying Islands
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My Grades 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 Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Practice
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I've used it several years now to create instructional videos and as an option for students to create video projects. It's easy (and free) to create quick webcam or screen recordings. With the affordable paid version, you get editing tools to cut out mistakes -- a huge time-saver compared to re-recording -- add graphics, transitions, highlights, zoom, and so on.
My Take
I've always been so impressed with this tool given it's affordability. It's free, easy, fun. Students are surprised that they, too, can make videos to present projects or for self-expression. Technical support is always quick to respond, but I've had few technical problems. Such a great tool.