Activity 3: Screencasting

Intent:

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

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screencast

Task:

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.  http://screencast-o-matic.com/
  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.

Assessment:

Student generated Rubric:

Criteria
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
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