Yesterday I had the pleasure to attend yet another of the splendid TeachMeet Melbourne events, this one sponsored splendidly by DLTV. Amongst a range of other very informative presentations I shared some thoughts on using Screencast-O-Matic to develop classroom materials. Apart from being relatively easy to use the software is also available in a free online version which can be used on any browser on any platform. (They also have a Mac download).
Having this free option enables teachers to assign students “work at home”, getting them to create short screencast movies including “How To” tutorials which can then be shared as a resource for all. To promote a learning community, the videos could also be offered up for critique and improvement.
Here’s the slides from the presentation.