Screenast-o-matic – Animated gifs

Screencast-o-matic, one of my favorite screencasting tools, has a handy new feature that lets you record a short screencast and turn it into an animated gif instead of a video file. Advantages? Easier to post […]

Beginning video

If you’re looking for a terrific introduction to setting up your first blog, take a few minutes to view this great instructional screencast by Amanda Goodman.  She expertly takes you through setting up your […]

Screencasting & Podcasting classes

Since I don’t teach the same groups of people all the time, I don’t often get to see what the folks in my classes do with what they’ve learned. But this week two librarians let […]

Teacher Training Videos

I love it when I find a great new resource, only to realize that I bookmarked it in delicious account months ago! So much for my memory. In any case, here’s one of those resources […]

New Features in ScreenToaster

Screentoaster, a great tool for creating screencasts, has added some new features. I haven’t had a chance to test these out yet, but here’s what the email said. 1. Upload your videos to YouTube in […]

Logging in to iCONN – a ScreenToaster Screencast

Steve Cauffman from the CT State Library put together this great screencast using the free tool ScreenToaster. Note he took advantage of Screentoaster’s captioning feature to make the video more accessible. Screencasts and videos online […]

Capture Fox – Firefox add-on for Screencasting

Today I’m playing with Capture Fox, another screencasting tool. This one is a free add-on for Firefox.  Like Screen Toaster, it’s very intuitive and has just a few simple settings. Some features: Records the action […]

ScreenToaster – Screencasting, free, quick, easy

ScreenToaster is a new (and free) browser-based screencasting tool. I tested this service when it was in beta last fall and was impressed with it then. I’m even more impressed now. Some of the features: […]

flowgram – a different sort of screencast

Have you ever picked up the phone, called a friend or colleague and said ‘go to xyz web site’ and then tried to say things like “click on that link at the top left”. “no […]

Free Screencasting Software – Wednesday only

Wish I’d noticed this earlier today (Wednesday) but there’s still time to get this screencasting software for free through Giveaway of the Day. Wondershare DemoCreator is a screen recording software package similar to Wink. I […]

Slidecast demo on

For the upcoming screencasting classes in CT, I’ve put together a sample of a “slidecast” on Basically it’s a narrated Powerpoint slide show. | View | Upload your own

Kids and Creative Commons Licensing

Need help explaining Creative Commons licensing to kids (or adults!)? Take a look at this terrific screencast from Beth Kanter. What A Second Grader Knows About Creative Commons Licensing … Nice example of Jing as […]