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Screenshots & screencasts

A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. The term screencast compares with the related term screenshot (or screen capture) whereas a screenshot is a picture of a computer screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of the changes over time that a user sees on a computer screen, enhanced with audio narration." (wikipedia, 2012)


Screenshots only
  • Skitch (Free download) 
  • PC keyboard - Prt Sc or Snipping Tool (see Tutorials)
  • Mac keyboard - Cmd+Shift+3 or Cmd+Shift+4 (see Tutorials)
Screencast recorders only
Screenshot and screencast recorders
  • Jing (Free download for PC & MAC: max 5min recording time) 
  • Quickcast (Free app for MAC only: max 3min recording time)
Screencast recorders and video editors

Useful resources

Diigo Community Library - Screencasts
LMGTFY Google search - Screencasts
Scoop.it by Lamb - Screencasting 101
Scoop.it by Flanagan - Screencasting on iPads 
Scoop.it by Wardle - Social media How-to screencasts
YouTube Search - Screencast tutorials
YouTube Search - Screenshot tutorials

Tutorials & support


Teaching ideas & examples