Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Screen Castle - Free Screencast Creation and Hosting

Screen Castle is a simple screencast creation tool that I learned about on Webware. To use Screen Castle simply visit their website, click the start button and you're recording. You can have the option to use enable voice recording for your screencasts. I did not utilize voice recording in my sample screencast.

Screencasts made using Screen Castle can be viewed on the Screen Castle website (see my example here) or embedded into another website or blog as I've done below.


Applications for Education
Screen Castle is good for quickly creating video directions for using a website or desktop application. Creating screencasts is a good way to create a record of the instructions that you may have to frequently give to students or colleagues. For example, in the past I have created screencasts for my students about adding pages to wikis.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Screen Toaster
Jing

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