Jing is a great screenshot and screencast tool for your Windows or Apple computer. It allows you to take still pictures or video of any aspect of your computer display. The videos can be up to five minutes each and can be shared with one click via screencast.com, Twitter, or Facebook. You can also embed […]
Mikogo is a free-to-use, downloadable application for sharing your screen between up to ten people.
We often review applications and wonder, “How can these folks offer such a great service for free?” The answer is sometimes, sadly, they can’t.
BY BILL FERRIS It’s that time of year again when lazy bloggers rehash old material under the guise of “Best of” lists rather than come up with new stuff. Instructify is no exception. Below are the top 10 Instructify posts of 2009. The rankings were determined via a combination of Google Analytics, retweets, and the […]
BY BILL FERRIS Screenjelly, the latest free screencasting application, counts on simplicity to differentiate it from its competitors. It’s a little light on features, but by eliminating options such as choosing the size of your recording window (Screenjelly records the full screen automatically), it makes it easy to just start recording. Pros Screenjelly mimics Screencastle […]
BY BILL FERRIS A screencast is a slick way to demonstrate lessons or concepts to your students. You can use screencasts in online courses, sub plans, or for visual storytelling assignments. In this advanced age we live in, you can make lots of high-quality screencasts with free web applications. Below are Instructify’s top 5 screencast […]
BY BILL FERRIS Students have gotten used to doing things electronically. Your classroom doesn’t have to be an exception thanks to LectureTools, a learning management thingy from the University of Michigan. Developers designed LectureTools with huge, impersonal college lecture courses in mind. However, there’s a lot here that K-12 teachers can use, too (though some […]
Now that ScreenToaster has rolled out a truckload of features for free, older screencasting apps are doing what they can to keep up. Screencast-o-Matic was the first screencaster we wrote about on Instructify, and they’ve added a bevy of bells and whistles to work their way back into our hearts. Now you can upload your […]
With the continued success of many web 2.0 tools being used by teachers and students in the classroom comes the need to have an easy way to demonstrate these incredible tools. The easiest way to accomplish this is by providing teachers and students with a video screencast demonstrating the features and uses of these online […]
Many of us spend a lot of time showing the same things over and over to various colleagues or students. Recording your computer screen or “screencasting” is a great way to cut down on some of these repetitive tasks. The problem is that many of these screencasting tools can cost $300 or more. However, a […]