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Technology Teaching Tools

Technology Teaching Tools are short, online, asynchronous modules highlighting a technology teaching tool along with relevant pedagogical implementation strategies. Some of the CIRT Technology Tools discussed below rely on freeware downloads. Prior to utilizing these technologies, you are encouraged to understand the potential risks associated with freeware; see the article "Why Free Software Downloads Aren't Always Safe" for an overview of key considerations.


  • Screencast-O-Matic is the original online screen recorder for one-click recording from your browser on Windows or Mac with no install for FREE!

Pedagogical Ideas

In the classroom, Screencast-O-Matic can be used in a variety of ways. Some ideas include the following:

  • Share a Project - Students capture the screens of their classroom presentations and upload to YouTube for viewing by other classmates.
  • Teach Me - Capture screen shots to demonstrate how to use a new software tool. Share them with colleagues or classmates. 
  • Teacher Exclusive: Lesson Preservation - Use Screencast-o-Matic to preserve that perfect lesson you just delivered via your SmartBoard. Upload it to YouTube for your place in the annals of teaching glory!

How do you utilize this technology in your classroom?

Please share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions for utilizing this technology to foster effective teaching and learning.

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