I found myself learning how to use Screencast-o-matic on a Microsoft surface today in order to help a Math Professor with his screencasts this summer. So to maximize my reach of this tip, (and double down wherever I can) I went ahead and recorded a screencast. We are using a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in this demo.
I was unsure at first that Screencast-o-matic would continue running when toggling between Desktop and “App” mode on Windows 8, and was pretty excited to see it run seemlessly in full-screen recording mode.
I have a lot of instructors here teaching math, as well as engineers and process technology instructors who want to freehand on diagrams. Prior to this mobile solution, these instructors have been using Wacom tablets (many do not like looking up at a screen while writing down) and some were reserving our physical smart classroom lecture capture rooms and using a large format Doc Cam just get these recordings. The Surface Pros are mobile, full-featured PCs and the pen precision for this is far superior to iPads right now, at an affordable price. Anyone who knows me professionally will get a kick out of this as I am a total Mac Brat.