2012 International TESOL Convention, Philadelphia
Ms. Candice Quiñones(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Electronic Village Presentation
March 29, 2012
Creating Video Mini-Lessons with Ease
The best videos combine video footage, slides, and voice-overs blended through the use of
screencasting. To create a mini-lesson, you will need to follow these steps.
1. Prepare: Determine the material you will need before filming/recording.
a. Prepare a slide show for a background.
b. Record any video footage necessary.
c. Have necessary screens/programs running or cued up.
2. Organize: Once these materials are prepared, create a short storyboard and/or script for
yourself and do a run-through. You may choose to record your run-through, but it is very
seldom that things will go exactly as you wish the first time.
3. Film: Record your video.
4. Publish: Once you have recorded, preview, and then publish the final result through the
method of your choice.
a. You may need to convert your file after filming if your screencasting program
doesn’t offer a way to publish directly (online), but free video converters are
readily available online for download (see below).
b. Popular places to publish screencasts are Youtube or Vimeo, but you can also use
your course management site, wiki, email or the provided host site.
CamStudio (Open Source) --- <http://camstudio.org/>
Jing (Free, limits recording to 5 min., video formats are hard to convert but you can share
them online.) <http://www.techsmith.com/download/jing/>
For PC & MAC
Camtasia (Free 30 day Trial
<Slideshare.com> also offers a way to create a slidecast by uploading audio along with
your presentation and then synchronizing it. (Audacity is a free program to create audio
Free Video Converters
Any Video Converter