Screencastify – Chrome Add On

Looking for an easy to use video screencast WEB2oOL that is built right into your Chrome web browser?  Screencastify is your 2oOL (make sure you open this link in Chrome)!   Once you add this to Chrome, just click the “film strip” icon in the upper right hand corner to open the menu shown below.  If you choose Desktop, you will be recording everything that is view-able on your desktop.  Notice, you can add your “face”/webcam video to the screencast.  When you are done recording, you will get the option to copy the link (if you are saving to Google Drive and not locally).  This is the link you will use to share with others.  It is open to anyone with a link, so BV students will be able to see BV teacher videos, and vice-versa.  With the FREE (Lite) version, you get up to 10 minutes per video and up to 50 recordings per month.

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Dropbox

I have suggested this tool to so many people over the last few weeks that I feel that you ALL should hear this.  Get 2GB free of “cloud space” at dropbox.  You can also earn up to 16GB FREE.  SO WHY YOU ASK???

  1. Bring your photos, docs and videos anywhere! That is their slogan, tells it all.
  2. You can ACCESS YOUR FILES on your phone, your ipod touch,  your ipad, your android tablet, etc – no more transferring them from device to computer with wires!
  3. Free app on droid and i platforms!
  4. NO MORE CD’s, NO MORE FLASH DRIVES, NO MORE WIRES!!!
  5. Yes, it installs on your PC or MAC.
  6. PERFECT to back up precious family pictures, what would happen if your computer crashes or your house burns down, your photos are PRICELESS!!!
  7. Drag and drop files!  Not single uploads like many others
  8. You can “share” a folder with others and they have access to the contents of that folder!

You all know me… I am a WEB2.OL junkie… this really is one that I would NEVER want to live without.

Get it here (yep, I earn free space if you use this link, but I am worth it!):

http://db.tt/uUG1Iwtc

BONUS— our students can use it to easily transport files to/from home and THEY CAN install it on our computers (that is why I tagged it “No Install Required”).  It says the don’t have admin rights, but proceed on and they do.