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10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos

10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos
  • Screencastify is a Chrome extension that records your desktop and screen. The free version records up to 10 minutes and is quick and easy to use.
  • Screencast-o-matic is a web tool to screencast up to 15 minutes and publish to Youtube.
  • Nimbus is another extension to screencast, but is better for screenshots and creating visual how-to guides.
  • Screencast with your iPhone. Check out this awesome graphic by Tony Vincent to learn more!
  • Lensoo Create is an iPad and Android app to record what happens on a tablet’s whiteboard.
  • Explain Everything is my favorite iPad app for recording what happens on a whiteboard. You can add pdfs, images, drawings, shapes, colors, and more! You have so many possibilities from digital storytelling to flipping the classroom to creating how-to videos.
  • Other iPad apps similar to Explain Everything are Educreations (web version), Screen Chomp, and ShowMe.
  • Jing is another tool to capture your screen. You need to download it.

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Shelly Terrell is an education consultant, technology trainer, and author. Read more at