Teacher Review for Screencast-O-Matic

An Easy Way to Flip the Classroom Letting Your Students Be the Teacher

My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
Screencast-o-Matic is a complex tool to understand initially, but once the students get the hang of it, the class loves it. The software lets the students be the teacher for once, engaging the class presentation with slides. Since the students can share their screens, they can be more dynamic since they have all the internet to use as an educational tool.
My Take
My overall opinion about Screen-o-Matic is that it needs to be more user-friendly, but once someone understands how to use it, it can help the classroom. The software has tools in locations that are not intuitive, so it makes recording and editing difficult. However, it does give students a chance to make an exciting class presentation, so I think it is best to give students the option to use the software but not force them to use it.