Like I said, huge impact. Especially when aligning these skills to the Common Core State Standards for Speaking and Listening. The problem: these apps don't exist for the Chromebook. In fact, since Chromebooks cannot install executable files, not a single screencasting solution (aside from Google Hangouts on Air + Screensharing) exists for the device.
After two days of searching (a.k.a. two days of disappointment), I finally discovered PixiClip, a glorious Whiteboard-casting Web2.0 solution!
The best features include:
- No sign-in needed!
- Ink annotation
- Text annotation
- Upload (multiple) images
- Insert audio/video
- Records automatically
- Automatically pauses between interaction/utilization of tools (unless recording voice/webcam)
- Ability to restart the recording
- Share via social media, email, link, or embed (see below!)
Word-of-warning--PixiClip is still in Beta:
- No Google integration
- Resizing images doesn't always carry over to the finished recording
- Embed is a bit spotty
This app shows a lot of promise, especially if leveraging Acer's new c720p Touchscreen Chromebook.