Have you ever sent a document to someone and they weren't able to open the document? Yesterday, I sent out my son, Ryan's basketball schedule to all of our family and was notified by everyone that the document wouldn't open. So I went to my alternate plan, take a screen capture! Taking a picture of the schedule made it easy to send and everyone could view the picture. Here it is!
I don't know about you, but I am constantly taking screen captures for this blog, my websites, social networks and my flipped lessons. And now I also use them for emails too.
Here are some of the sites/tools that I use to take screen captures:
#1 - Snipping tool on my PC. This is the easiest way to capture a part of my screen. In Windows, just click on the start button and search for snipping tool. There is not an option for annotation.
#2 - On my Mac I hit -Shift/Command/4- and then choose the area that I wish to capture. This is very quick and easy. I can do minimal annotating with this procedure.
#3 Jing - This download works on a Mac or PC and is from Tech Smith. Jing allows for many annotation options.
#4 Snagit - Also from TechSmith. This one costs money. You can try it for free. This has many options.
#5 Snag.gy - This is quickly becoming my new favorite. I like that I can edit and annotate the image. There is no download or account required and it works easily!
I hope that the next time you are in need of taking a screen capture, one of the above methods works for you.