Every Friday I’ll send you a wonderful website that my classes and parents love. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of yours as they are of mine.
10 and up
Screen capture utility
This is a screen capture software to replace Windows clunky PrtScrn button (see how to use that one here, but don’t spend too long–Jing is much easier). It not only grabs a picture, but a video of what you’re doing. I find this particularly useful to show students and teachers how to perform a skill on the computer. It’s much easier for lots of people to follow visual steps than written ones.
Not only does it capture your screen, your actions, it saves a history of what you’ve done–right there on its icon.
Free. There is a membership you can buy which allows you to save video as mpeg (rather than swf), share instantly to YouTube and record from a webcam. Anyone use that? Let us know how it is.
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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, presentation reviewer for CSTA, Cisco guest blogger, a monthly contributor to TeachHUB, columnist for Examiner.com, featured blogger for Technology in Education, and IMS tech expert. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.