Screen Toaster is a free website that allows users to create ‘demonstration’ videos of computer programmes, such as paint or word. The website works by allowing the user to record themselves using a particular programme, highlighting the key features of the programme and the essentials that a user would need to be aware of. The user can also add audio to ‘talk through’ the instructions as the video plays.
This website is a useful resource for teachers because it would allow them to create ‘help’ videos for children who are using a particular programme for the first time or for children who are unsure of all the features and how it works. By recording the video and making it accessible for all children, the teacher is ensuring that all children have the same input and it could potentially mean that children can be more independent in their ICT work, as using the video would lessen the need for teacher intervention.