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CamStudio: For Screen Recording

CamStudio is a free and open source downloadable program which allows its users to record what is on their screen. This can have many uses throughout the lesson as the video will be recorded beforehand instead of actually doing the thing(whatever it is) during the lesson. If for example there is the need to demonstrate how a program works, etc the teacher can record herself using the program so that in class the teacher will play the video. This would lead to the teacher being able to better explain what is happening since she can also add more information while the video is playing.

Another benefit could be that the teacher can also sent the video to the students to watch it on their own. Therefore they could come more prepared in class and more time will be spent doing the actual activity rather than doing some basic stuff which could be done at any other time. Another benefit could be that if the student does not understand the explanation, the teach could give him or her the video and he or she could watch it again at home. This would lead to less explanations in the next lesson if the students did not understand in the previous lesson.

Link to download: http://camstudio.org/


2 comments on “CamStudio: For Screen Recording

  1. bernice1994
    November 11, 2014

    Using videos for an explanation in class, is much more interesting for students than having the teacher explaining in an abstract manner. Moreover, this tool could be useful for students who were absent. By having these videos, they could still follow what they have missed in class.

    Another thing which CamStudio could be useful for is that as students in our secondary schools cannot not bring mobiles or laptops with them, sometimes when they are told to install a particular application, they find a difficulty and they do not know what is the error. Hence, by recording what is happening on their screen, the teacher could help them find a solution.

  2. Sarah Buttigieg
    November 21, 2014

    I agree with you Bernice. I believe that students will understand more the topic if this is explained through a video rather then the normal traditional lesson; plus it is even more interesting. Students who are sick and cannot go to school would not miss anything as they can watch the video at home. I believe that it is a very useful tool for teachers and they should start using it more, as students will surely benefit from it. Even for revision purposes, watching a video instead of reading notes is more motivating and less stressful; at least from my experience when I was still a secondary student.

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