Module 14 – Screencasting and Portfolios

  • INTRODUCTION TO MODULE 14 (formerly 13)
  •   Click here to view a screencast video that includes directions for how to complete this module.
  • DUE DATES FOR MODULE 14 (formerly 13)
  •   The assignments below are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 23.

    • Screencasting project
    • Embed screencast video and screenshot image into your Weebly portfolio 
    • Complete final portfolio
  •  Goals and Objectives
    • Approach new computer-based tasks more easily and with greater confidence
    • Describe key terms and concepts associated with computers and software applications
    • Demonstrate electronic information management habits (e.g. backing up files, organizing files in a logical fashion, transferring files to various storage areas, etc.)
      Positive Thinking
      Daily Tech Tip
    Telling People They’re Beautiful

    Click here to see 15 Amazing Hidden Features of Google.

  • Attached Files:
  •   Overview: You may experience (or already have experienced) a time when a friend, family member, coworker, etc asks you how to do something on the computer. Often times there is an easy solution. However, other times may require that you give the person step-by-step directions on how to do the task. Instead of writing them out, a visual representation might be more appropriate and is often more effective.
    1. Read through the Screencasting and Screenshots Rubric attached above.
    2. Watch these screencasts that will show you how to download JING, create a screencast, and upload the finished product to
    3. The following links will take you to the sites so that you can download and learn more about JING.
      • Click here to read some of the features that you can use in JING
      • Click here to read some ways that you can use JING and screencasting
    4. Create your screencast video and image and host them on
    5. Submit both URLs using the submission link below.
  • Part 1: For this part, you are going to create a “How to” SCREENCAST video. Decide on a topic that you think people might benefit from know step-by-step directions for. It should be related to your major or future career (think of the job that you wrote a cover letter for in Module 5 and the other projects that you have created for this course)You could do directions on how to download a new program, navigate a website, create a photo album on a photo-sharing website, or any other idea you might have. Please feel free to run your idea by me before starting.

    Part 2: For this part, you are going to take a SCREENSHOT image. It should be related to your major or future career (think of the job that you wrote a cover letter for in Module 5 and the other projects that you have created for this course). at least two pieces of information or directions. See Blackboard for an example.

  •  Please take a look at some of the previous screencasts that have been created for this class. 


  • Screencasts
  •   For this module, you will be creating your Screencasting page. FINAL PORTFOLIO CHECKBelow are screencasts that will show you how to embed/link/add each of the projects you created this semester into your Weeblyportfolio. 
    1. Organizing navigation and adding titles to your pages
    2. Home
    3. Contact Me
    4. Cover Letter
    5. Glogster
      • PLEASE NOTE: If the Glog does not display correctly at first, PUBLISH your site and then check it. However, should you need it, here is a workaround that involves creating a PDF version of your Glog. Another alternative, now that you know how to take screenshots, you could take a screenshot of your Glog upload the image to the Glogster page in your portfolio.
    6. Digital Photo Editing
      • PLEASE NOTE: When I tested this the sound was trashed. Just mute it. You will be able to easily follow along without narration.
    7. GoAnimate
    8. Emerging Technologies Blog
    9. Mobile App Review
    10. Digital Storytelling
    11. Google Drive
    12. Screencast video and image

    Here’s how your final navigation should look

  • Here is Dr. Kisicki’s finished portfolio.
  • I have asked you to add all of the projects you completed this semester to your Weebly portfolio. If you have kept up with it throughout the semester then this final assignment should take very little time to complete. Make sure that you have linked all of the projects listed below to your portfolio. Also, make sure that the navigation is correct and that you have added project titles to each page.  Be sure to publish your Weebly when you are finished so your AA and I can see everything and submit your portfolio’s URL below. (Yes, you submitted it before using a Google Form in Module 4 but you will submit it again using the Blackboardsubmission link below so we can use the official rubric to grade it.)
    1. Click here to see my model portfolio/website
    2. Click here to go to
    3. In this module, you will be creating the Screencasting page in your portfolio.

    Click here to watch a screencast video that will show you how to create your Screencasting page. IMPORTANT NOTE: this screencast shows how to use embed codes to put your screencast and screenshot into your portfolio and you see them in the portfolio. If you see them before PUBLISHING this page consider yourself lucky. Many combinations of browser and Flash versions do not show the content until your view the PUBLISHED page.

  • PUBLISH your portfolio so your changes are visible.
  •  Helpful reminders:
    1. Check your grades weekly. Please let me know if you have any questions.
    2. Technology Lab in Payne 213  – Just a reminder that you can go get technology help in Payne 213 on the Tempe campus or communicate with them electronically. You can also check out equipment, practice with Smartboards, work on group projects, and get help on assignments.
    3. ASU Counseling Service is available to help you with anything you might need – no matter how small or large (notations of counseling are not part of your university record)
    4. ASU Ethics and Compliance Hotline – The purpose of the hotline is to promote a safe, secure and ethical environment for all students, faculty, staff and guests of the University