I learned about a cool, new (to me) tool at my state library conference last weekend. It’s called Screencast-o-Matic, and it’s FREE!
You can create an account, but you don’t have to. You can pay $15 a year, but you don’t have to. Here is the video I created, just to show you how it works.
This video is a preview, not a tutorial, really. I can see lots of possibilities for creating videos for students and colleagues, explaining how to do things on the computer, like search for a book, or download an ebook.
Oh, yeah, and one more cool thing. I got to meet Shannon Miller from the Van Meter Library Voice at the Mackin booth. So fun!
Back to our topic, have any of you used Screencast-O-Matic (or a similar tool) before? Do you have any more great ideas for videos you’d like to make? What kind of videos could students make, to show their understanding of search strategies or database use?