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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Create Screencasts on Chromebooks

As I’ve written many times over the years, Screencast-o-Matic is my favorite tool for creating screencast videos on Mac and Windows computers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work on Chromebooks. In the past my go-to recommendation for screencasting on Chromebooks was SnagIt for Chrome. That’s still a good option, but this week I found a Chromebook-compatible screencast tool that I like just a little bit better.

CaptureCast is a free Chrome extension that enables you to create screencast videos on your Chromebook. With CaptureCast installed you can record everything that you display on your Chromebook’s screen. The CaptureCast extension gives you the option to record your sound. An option to record yourself through your webcam is also offered in CaptureCast. In fact, you could choose to just record your webcam and sound to make a video blog entry.

Recordings made with CaptureCast are saved on your Chromebook under the “manage media” tab in CaptureCast. From there you can upload your video directly to YouTube or save it to Google Drive.

Unlike SnagIt, CaptureCast only requires you to install one extension and no additional Chrome apps in order to work correctly.

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4. Three Good Ways to Use All Those Pictures Students Take
5. CaptureCast – Record Screencasts on Your Chromebook
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7. Geopedia – A Map & Wikipedia Mashup

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