Welcome to the tenth thing in 12 Things SWKLS 2018. This month we’re continuing Thing 9 by doing more screencasting. This time, you’re going to record a screencast and post it somewhere. This can be on your website, on your Facebook page, or to YouTube.
The activities for this lesson are due October 31 at 11:59 pm central time and are worth 2 credit hours. Estimated work time: 1-4 hours.
If you don’t want to post a screencast or would rather complete an alternate topic, please go to the alternate topic page and pick one from the list. You are also welcome to choose past topics or topics from the first round of Things.
If you get stuck and need help, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Exercises: (Due October 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm CDT)
Tools you will need:
- A computer with a browser.
- A tablet or other internet enabled device will also work for most of these activities.
- A microphone or headset (optional).
- A built-in mic in a laptop, phone, or tablet will also work.
- A headset or dedicated mic will give the best quality sound, but you don’t need to buy one for this lesson.
- An Internet connection.
Activity 1: (10 – 20 min)
- Figure out what topic you want to cover in a screencast (if you haven’t already).
- Write your script.
- Figure out where you’d like to post your screencast.
- I recommend uploading your screencast to YouTube and then sharing it to your Facebook page or posting it on your library website.
- Uploading it to another site, also helps your viewers so they don’t have to download the video each time it’s watched. This way the video is streamed instead of being downloaded each time it’s watched.
- YouTube is owned by Google, so if you have a gmail address you can log in with your gmail address.
- Directions on how to upload to YouTube.
Activity 2: (10 – 60 min)
- Record your screencast.
- Upload it to YouTube or another site.
- Share the video somewhere
- On social media or your website are great ideas
- If you upload it on YouTube you can embed it on your website easily.
Activity 3: (10 min)
- Post a comment below and let us know the following:
- What topic you decided to do a screencast on.
- Where you shared your screencast.
- What you learned.
- Reply to one other person’s comment.
- Register for Thing 10.