Enables teachers and students to share knowledge and gain better understanding through visual collaboration

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Short description of app/product:

Screencast-O-Matic enables teachers and students to share knowledge and gain better understanding through visual collaboration. Flipped lessons, lecture capture, student video assignments, screencast mentorship, and social video are all examples of how Screencast-O-Matic is being used in education. 


Video creation on PC, Mac and Chromebook. View videos from virtually any device.



What does it help with?

Visual learning, collaboration, knowledge sharing, screencasts and video production.

What grade and age range? 

Screencast-O-Matic is used across all grade levels and ages.   

Is this core/supplemental/special needs/extracurricular/professional development or what?

Screencast-O-Matic is a supplemental teaching tool for all levels.

What subject, topic, and standards is it mapped to?

Compatible with all subjects.

What lesson time does it use?

Screencast-O-Matic has a free version for 15-minute screencast or video recordings.  The Pro version gives teachers the ability to make longer recordings, provides video editing tools with a draw and zoom feature, scripted recordings and publishing capabilities to YouTube and Vimeo.

What is the pricing model?

Screen Recordings up to 15 minutes are free.  The Single User Pro version which includes a full video editor, drawing tools, automated captions, system audio and scripted recordings is $18.00 per year. Screencast-O-Matic is offered for classes, schools and districts with volume discounts from 35-70%.

Are there services around it?

Yes, the Screencast-O-Matic Recording and Video Editor is integrated with Screencast-O-Matic.com where users can publish and share their videos in a secure environment. Screencast-O-Matic.com enables storage and management of videos, a dedicated site for sharing videos, embed links to include videos in your site, the ability to map videos into channels (class or topic), and team sharing options for video management and viewing.

Screencast-O-Matic also integrates with popular Learning Managements Systems such as Canvas, Moodle, Brightspace D2L, Schoology and Google Classroom.

What makes Screencast-O-Matic unique?

Many teachers utilize Screencast-O-Matic for its easy-to-use and affordable video system. This is what sets Screencast-O-Matic apart. Because of its affordability, educators from around the world have the ability to teach with high-quality video tools.

A description of the characteristics -- how is it optimized for user interface & user experience? What instructional design principles are at work here?

Screencast-O-Matic is designed to be fun and user-friendly. The software is designed to be easy to use for both teachers and students while at the same time providing a powerful set of features for video creation and sharing.


Teacher reviews:


Nellie Deutsch, Ed.D – @nelliemuller

Educational Leadership & Technology Consultant, Teacher

“What’s great about Sceencast-O-Matic is that it does everything I want it to…actually with Sceencast-O-Matic the editing is even better, more user friendly…”


Joel Speranza – @JoelBSperanza

Technology Coach, Math, ICT & Accounting Educator

“Screencast-O-Matic is my go to for both recording and editing.” 


Richard Byrne – @rmbyrne

Teacher, Speaker, Writer

“The question that I seem to receive in my email more than any other is, "What software do you use to create your tutorial videos?" I use Screencast-O-Matic Pro most of the time. Screencast-O-Matic Pro is perfect for my needs.”                              


Dr. Curtis Chandler – @CurtisChandler6


“I have experimented for years with free tools that make it easy to create short videos. They can serve as introductions to lessons, tutorials, concept reviews, or instructions for absent students. For technology newbies, my favorite video creation tool continues to be Screencast-O-Matic”