January 30, 2013

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 … Continued

In memoriam — Screentoaster

July 2, 2010

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.

Instructify's top 10 posts of 2009

December 22, 2009

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 … Continued

Make and share three-minute screencasts with Screenjelly

October 5, 2009

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 … Continued

Top 5 screencast tools

June 25, 2009

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 … Continued

Manage your class online with LectureTools

June 3, 2009

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 … Continued

Toast your screencasts with ScreenToaster

April 16, 2009

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 … Continued

Record your screen for free with ScreenCastle

April 9, 2009

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 … Continued