Sunday, February 19, 2012

Thing 8: Screencasting

Have you ever had to explain how to use a website or computer program to someone? And then to someone else? And then again? It can get frustrating, right? Especially if you can't be there in person to show them. That's where screencasting comes in handy. Screencasts are short videos where you record what's happening on your screen and narrate it using a microphone. I use screencasts to create quick website tutorials and guides--like this guide to the library website

I create my screencasts using Screenr; it works on Mac or PC, and there is nothing to download or install. Below is a quick screencast on how Screenr works.

Here's a screencast I made recently about how to save a Gale database article to Evernote:

To complete Thing 8:
  • Watch the screencasts posted above.
  • Go to and make a screencast of something. . . anything! It doesn't have to be long. You'll need to login to Screenr in order to publish your screencast; you can log in with your Google account
  • Once you've made a screencast, embed it on your blog (or post a link).
  • If you're so inspired, share some ideas for how you could use screencasting

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