Thursday, August 16, 2007

Screencasting Made Easy

I just discovered Jing while listening to the Geek!Ed! podcast today. Jing can be used for taking screen shots (I haven't tried this yet) or doing video screencasts. It is really easy to use and I was up and running in a matter of minutes. They have versions for Windows and Mac. It is currently free, but they may charge for it eventually. Videos are saved as *.swf files (flash video). You can view them in a browser locally or have them hosted at screencast.com

I'll definitely be playing with this more over the next few days. our science department is trying to get the students using their graphing calculators more. The problem is that I'm the only science teacher who knows how to use my calculator. So, I'm creating a series of tutorials for the other teachers. I'm using Virtual TI, a great (free) calculator emulator and capturing in Jing.

Below is the first in the series of tutorials. You can get all of the here, or you can subscribe to the RSS feed to get them all and any I create in the future.

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