Wow! I’m a little late posting today 🙂 I guess I’ve been having too much fun playing in the snow and hanging out with my family. I hope you all are having fun, too!

Today’s post comes from the Central E-Tech Leaders:

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Check out their website by clicking on the photo.


Screencast-o-matic is a great tool that allows you to record what is on your computer screen and your own narrative at the same time. Unlike other sites that only allow you to use one screenshot, screencast-o-matic allows you to move up and down as well as switch to any screen you want, you can even move from program to program.

Screencast-o-matic is a great tool to use to create youtube videos on how to do things on the computer. Teachers can use it for students who need tests read to them. They can simply pull-up a copy of the test, read it aloud and record the voice. You can download the video to your computer and put it on My big Campus for students to use.

Students can use this to help each other or to show teachers what they have learned.


Step 1:

Head on over to

Step 2:

Click on Start Recording.

Start Recording


Step 3:

A window with a dotted line will pop up – this is your recording space. Anything that appears on your monitor inside this box will be recorded. You can resize this window by using the little squares on the sides, or in the corners:

Step 4:

When you’re ready to record, just click on the red circle to start.  The record button turns into a pause button while you are recording so you can take a breather and think.  When you’re finished, click the done button.

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Step 5:

You will get a screen like this:

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Choose where you want to upload the video.

Make sure that you give it a title, and description, then click Upload to Where Ever You Chose.

Step 6:

A screen will open up that tells you when your upload is finished, and give you a link to your video. Click on that link and take a look at what you’ve just made (required in order to get to the next step).

Step 7: 

Then click “Save” and you’re done!


Your Challenge

How do you see Screencast-O-Matic being useful to you as a learner? Also, do you have other tools that you use to capture and share your ideas and learning? Let us know in the comments below!

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Challenge extended. We can’t wait to learn with you all!