Screencasting 101 for Chromebooks
We had a very enthusiastic individual suggest the need for some screen-casting tools that might help the general population. Platform will be a concern here. Not all tools that work for the Politically Correct (PC) and Fruit Brand (Apple) will work on a Chromebook and thus, here we have it: some tools that you may want to test out on that new Chromebook (also works on a chrome browser).
A little note about Chrome apps. IT does not have to come out and install them. Log into your Google account on a Chrome browser, search the webstore and: Viola! If this does not make sense the next part of this post will outline the process.
Movenote is great for creating a voice-over for a presentation. This app is installed directly on your Chrome browser and allows for a tight integration with Google Drive. You have an option to upload presentations directly from your computer or Google Drive.
Students with Chromebooks can leverage this tool to create their own flipped lessons. Explaining is an area of emphasis with common core and this tool is great for accomplishing that goal.
Click on the image to the left and you will be redirected to the download page. Click install and you are ready to start creating great content.
Google Hangout is general used to hang out with your friends or working collaboratively with your coworkers. It also has application for the flipped class. All you do is set up a Google Hangout, but don't invite any participants. From there, simply hit record. Google Hangout allows you to share your screen and present what is on your desktop. The recording will include your screen cast as well as an image of yourself in the bottom of the screen and your voice as you present. It is a great device agnostic solution to screen casting!