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By Kieth Jaynes
|What is a Screen Capture?|
A screen capture is an image or video of what ever is displayed on your monitor (or other visual display) at a designated point in time. There are couple of terms used to describe each specific process. A screen shot is an exact image of your monitor (or other visual display) at that exact moment in time.You can also designate a specific portion of your screen as well depending on the operating system or software being used and only capture an image of the designated area. These are very useful when trying to create tutorials, report a problem, describe something, or create an interactive lesson.
A screencast is a video of what is displayed on your monitor (or other visual display) over a period of time. It is basically a series of screen shots strung together to create a playable video that is useful in demonstrations, interactive tutorials, or software simulations.
To find out more about screen captures check out these links!
|Example of a Screen Shot|
Example of a Screencast
How to take a screen shot with Mac OS X and Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, and Vista
To see more examples of Screencasts, check out the followings links...
|Software for Creating Screen Captures|
*To see a more comprehensive list including Open Source, Freeware (Closed Source), and Linux OS programs click here.
|Using Screen Capture Software|
|Screen Captures in the Classroom|
One of the most obvious uses for screen captures in the classroom is the "How To" element. Being able to provide students with video to reference on how to do something new or that they may not do often, is an invaluable tool. In addition to the tutorial element here are some other ideas on how to use/utilize screen captures in the classroom:
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