Saturday, March 24, 2012

Publishing A Screencastomatic in Google Apps

One interesting thing about doing three blogs (US, and world besides this one) is that I get to watch the activity and I must say while at the beginning lots of people went from one to another, now they just go straight to their page.  So I am putting this post from George Coe below as it is a super one that he posted on the world history page.

I am asking the kids to create a screen cast covering different topics in their contemporary AP World Unit (1900-present). The problem is that they cannot upload their screen cast to You Tube within the school’s network. Consequently, they have to save it as a video file (MP4). They can then open it in QuickTime or Real Player. The problem was how to share the file so that I or others could view it. After a couple of trials, I figured out how to insert the file into a goggle presentation. Here are the steps that I included in this 3 minute presentation.

For those not in FCPS, I (this is Ken) should add that you can upload a Screencastomatic straight into Youtube, but (as George notes above) this is not allowed in all school districts.  If you have a closed Google Apps, this is a GREAT way to share a video.  

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