Screencasting Applications

Screencasting Applications

Select and learn about a screencasting tool to use for Quest 2. Check with your teacher for the appropriate program or app to use for this activity. 

Resource Name





Mac or Windows

Screencast-O-Matic requires java and the use of a PC or Mac (not iPad or iPhone). It is an online sticky note service that is used to post memos, to-do lists, ideas, and photos anywhere on an online web canv.

Watch this short demo video about using Screencast-O-Matic. Make sure you have java on your computer and a microphone if you want to record your audio. It does not work on the chromebook.

Step-by-step directions  screencasting steps.pdf 






Chrome browser, Mac or Windows

Screencastify requires an install to a Chrome browser on your device. It works on Windows, Mac, but not on a Chromebook or iPad.

The FREE account (Screencastify Lite) lets you record free for up to 10 minutes. This is a download that works with your Chrome browser and integrates with Google Drive.


Explain Everything


Android, Chromebook, iPad, iPhone

Explain Everything is an Adroid app that works on Chromebooks, some smartphones, and there is an iOS (iPad and iPhone) app as well.


  • Record, annotate, animate, narrate, import and export almost anything to and from anywhere.
  • Create slides, draw in colors, add shapes and text, rotate, move scale objects, add photos, import pdf docs, insert a web browser window and export mp4 movies. No account is required




ShowMe App

or Educreations App




If you are using an iPad we recommend working with a partner, and you can record the screen of your partner's screen using your iPad, or use one of the following apps on an iPad

ShowMe (YouTube video tutorial, Basic Steps tutorial )

Educreations (Creating lessons tutorial , How to Use , Sample Titanic lesson by a 6th grader, Owl Pellets by a 5th grader)

iPad Screencasting Fun is a document created to train teachers about Screencasting with an iPad. This gives a lot of information about the different apps and also lots of activities.   screencastingfun.pdf


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