Google announces Secreencast, a tool to record and transcribe videos on Chromebooks

PARIS, Jun. 8 (Benin News/EP) –

Google announced new education features it is implementing on its Chromebooks, including Screencast, a recording tool, edit, transcribe and share lessons or lectures.

The company said that in order to implement them, it first consulted the needs of the education sector, with the aim of “designing new tools”. to facilitate workflows key workflows and provide students with even more rewarding learning experiences.

This is why it has developed new formats for recording and sharing content between students and teachers. “to collaborate in real time in the classroom and creating instructional videos,” he said in a blog post.

First, he introduced screen cast, an app built into Chrome OS that allows teachers and educators to record, trim, transcribe, and share lessons to create a personalized library of recordings.

This tool can record both the speaker and the screen and allows you to edit the presented content with a marker available in several colors. This can be very useful during lessons, so that teachers can circle or mark the content they refer to and guide students’ reading.

Once the recording is complete, the recorded voice is automatically transcribed into written text and, after being automatically uploaded to the site of the Google Driveis available for consultation.

Screencast also allows parts of the video to be omitted or auto-generated text to be edited, which can then be undone. Once edited and edited, teachers can share these videos with their students. via a link so that you can consult them offline.

Students, on the other hand, can use the transcripts to locate and review specific parts of the recording, as well as to translate these texts in other languages.

Google has indicated that to access this educational recording tool, devices must update their operating system to M103 version.


Another service announced by Google is Cast Moderatora tool that allows educators and students to share their screen and bring content to a central screen.

This function requires a secure access password so that only students with this password can watch the lesson, presentation, or video shared by the teacher at that time.

Each time they want to connect to this content, students will need to add the ID, while teachers can leave the receiver password set to easily connect during class.

Teachers will also be able to prevent interruptions and disable transmissions from other devices, either by remote control or from their own Chromebook.

According to the manufacturer of the technology, to use this service, it is enough to have a content distribution devicesuch as a compatible Chromebook or Google TV device.

For now, this option is not available, because the company is rolling it out as part of a test program in different schools this summer.

Finally, Google said it was working with developers such as figmaa collaborative design “software” that is being pilot tested in real classrooms and will be rolling out to Chromebooks in the near future.

With this partnership, Google hopes to “equip students with it. visual communication skills and problem solving. For now, Figma will only be available in its free beta for US high schools sometime this summer.

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