NOTE: This post is also available in the PD section of my website. You can access it by clicking HERE.
One of the many things I have found is that, there are just a LOT of resources (free and paid) that are available for screencasting. I find that as a current science teacher and formally a math teacher, the “whiteboard” style screencast is an effective tool for delivering content to students. As part of my “flipped classroom quest” I have kept a running record of the websites, software…etc I have found useful. This page is designed more for teachers who DON’T have an ipad or tablet PC and are looking for resources. If you do have an iPad then I suggest you visit my “Apple in Education” PD series by clicking HERE. I hope that the resources below help! Check them out below:
**Tablet w/ Pen for use with Mac or PC.
**Software that allows me to write in “whiteboard” mode.
**Software that can record the screen so I can post my videos to YouTube.
Annotation Tablets (NOT tablet PC’s)
Software that allows me to write in “whiteboard” mode.
Camtasia Add-On for PowerPoint (See Next Section)
AutoDesk (comes with the Wacom Software Package)
Software that can record the screen so I can post my videos to YouTube
*A quick note. If you use an iPad which some people will recommend, and others will not, then I suggest you use the apps “Explain Everything” or “ShowMe.”
Camtasia Studio (Mac of PC) (my preference)
What does Sal Kahn use for the Kahn Academy Videos? CLICK HERE
***Note: There are a lot of resources here about the flipped classroom. The reason for this, is that the screencasting model is really very closely associated with this classroom instruction method/model. I would encourage you, if you haven’t already, to look into the flipped classroom if you are interested in screencasting.