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Screen Casting and Whiteboard Videos

Today I finally figured out how to successfully screen cast on my Mac and also use an app to record a Khan Academy video on both my Mac and iPad.  Below are instructions on how you can do both for free.

Screen Casting:

This is a useful trick if you would like to show someone how to do something on a computer but don’t want to repeat the instructions.  If you’re a teacher you may want to use it to provide extra support to students.  Click here to see  how you can make your own screen cast on a Mac for free.  If you would like to create a Khan Academy style video on your Mac, download and install WhiteBoardMac  and then begin recording following the instructions given in the video above.

Note:  If you do want the audio to work correctly, it is best to transfer the video file to iMovie first and then upload it directly to YouTube.


If you would like to create a video in the style of Khan Academy on your iPad:

1.  First you will need to download either ScreenChomp or ShowMe. Both provide essentially the same service (with one key difference).

2. When you’ve recorded your video both apps will allow you to share by uploading it onto their web-site.  ShowMe will ask you to create an account where as ScreenChomp will simply provide you with a link.  Both apps give you the option of informing people via your various social networking accounts.  Neither app allows you to directly upload to YouTube.

ScreenChomp vs Showme

ScreenChomp comes out the winner overall for me.  The reason being is that when I go to the link provided I can download it onto my computer and either pop it into iMovie for editing or I can upload it directly onto YouTube.  Thus allowing me to not only create better looking video but also allows me to share in different ways.  Below is a video demonstrating how to get the download from the ScreenChomp site.


Note:  If you would like the audio to work correctly, it is best to put it in iMove first and then upload it to YouTube.


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