Screen Toaster is a promising new service that will allow anyone to create a screencast without having to download and install any software. Screen Toaster will allow you to create and share videos of what your computer screen. Creating screencasts is a great way to demonstrate how to use a new piece of software or a new website. Screen Toaster is still in beta so you need to sign up and wait for an invitation to be sent to you.
Here is a Screen Toaster screen cast demonstrating how to use Screen Toaster on Mac OSX.
Applications for Education
Screen Toaster could be a great way to show students and staff how to use a new piece of software or a website without having to answer the same questions or repeat yourself 9,000 times. Linking a screencast to your class blog or wiki is a great way for students to be able to get help when you’re not available.