Activity 3: Screencasting


A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. The term screencast compares with the related term screenshot; whereas screenshot is a picture of a computer screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of the changes over time that a user sees on a computer screen, enhanced with audio narration



Students are to create a screencast tutorial on one of the following activity:

  • How to use Skitch and upload the image to your website.
  1. All screencasts must be recorded using Screencastomatic.
  2. All screencasts must provide visual and audio instructions to create your “How to use Skitch”
  3. Save your Skitch image as: firstlastname_activity3.png in your activity 3 subfolder,
  4. Screencasts must be setup to Small HD
  5. Create a screencast that is between 90 seconds to 180 seconds long,
  6. check your microphone,
  7. Screencasts must be published as Quicktime format (MP4 – Full size) to your Activity 3 folder as:  firstlastname_activity3.mp4

  1. Create an Activity 3 subpage under the “Big ? Unit” parent page of your website.  Post your screenshot created with Skitch, but  DO NOT UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO HERE!  Wait until you complete activity 5.


Student generated Rubric:

screencast (audio quality, visual, informative, video settings, publish) 5
creating the skitch 1
 saving skitch and screencast in sub-folder (format and location)  2
 embed media into wordpress 2