I recently discovered one of the powers of screencasting. From the end of September until the second week of November I had been traveling a ton. As it sometimes happens when I travel my family tends to miss me, and in this case particular my eight-year old son was not happy to have me leave so much. It was especially tough when I traveled to California with a three hour time difference. (We’re in Michigan)
During the last week of my travel schedule (only if I had thought of it earlier), I decided I would put the power of the screen to work. In the evenings when I had a little free time I would record a short screencast. In this case it was me playing a video game on Lego.com along with a web cam of myself. I would talk through the process of what I was doing and thinking.
Well, he loved it. My wife said that he was happier and I know I felt more connected.
Incidentally he’s learned how to make recordings with Jing, and I look forward to seeing his screencasts when I go on future trips.
So, now it’s your turn. Do you have a great use for screencasts that you want to share? Maybe you have a great screencast that you want to share. If you do, let me know.
We’d love to hear and pass on your stories. We’d also like to show off some of the screencasts that you all are making and hosting on Screencast.com. You can either leave a note for me here in the comments, email me at m.pierce [at] techsmith.com, or find me on twitter @piercemr.