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That's how they do that...!

CREATING VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS AND NARRATED PRESENTATIONS USING SCREENCASTING SOFTWAREWHAT IS SCREENCASTING? Wikipedia defines a screencast as a digital recording of a computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. 
A screencast is essentially a movie of the changes over time that a user sees on a computer screen, enhanced with audio narration.
There are two free options for creating screenscasts quickly. screencastomatic is best for laptops, computers, etc.offers up 15 minutes of screencasting at a timetutorial (video)screencastify - Chrome app available on Chromebooks and other devicesoffers up to 10 minutes of screencasting at a timetutorial (video)LEARNING OPPORTUNITIESIn the classroom, screencasting is an opportunity for both educators and students:
NARRATED PRESENTATIONSStudents and Teachers create a slideshow or image, create a screencast while narrating the slideshow, and then 'present' the video to the class, or simply share i…

The Future of Field Trips

So I just purchased my own Google Cardboard. And if you don't know what that is, well then this post is for you. Depending on your age you might remember a thing called a ViewMaster. You may have even had one as a kid. Well Google Cardboard is the 2015 version. Google Cardboard is the way to get an Oculus Rift-like 3D virtual reality experience for a fraction of the cost. It is basically a cardboard holder for your smartphone and takes stereographic images to the next level. So before I go any further, let me show you a very quick demo of what Google Cardboard can do (at least a few features):

So you get the 3D effect (like on a Viewmaster) because you are seeing two stereographic images (one with each eye) and because these images and videos are shot with a special 360o camera rig, that means you can take advantage of the gyroscopic tech in your phones to actually look anywhere in those images or videos (even as the video is playing).
Google Cardboard Not NeededNow you don't …