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  • 1. How My Office Became a Recording Studio Heather Bubnick Lorain County Community College With contributions from Carl Stitz, Lakeland Community College and Kati Arocho, Lorain County Community College
  • 2. Has this ever happened to you?
    • You run out of time and don’t get to finish that last example…
    • You have a few students who would benefit from learning at a slower pace…
    • You find that HALF THE CLASS missed a question on a quiz or exam, but don’t have the time to go over it in class…
  • 3. My Solution? I make MathCasts
  • 4. What are Mathcasts?
    • Mathcasts are homemade mathematics videos done using screen capture technology.
    • http://webvideo.lorainccc.edu/MTHM151-ch8.2ex2-HBubnic/index.html
    • http://webvideo.lorainccc.edu/MTHM151-ch8.4_ex2-HBubnic/index.html
    • http://webvideo.lorainccc.edu/MTHM151-4.4-Example2-HBubnick/index.html#
  • 5. What are Mathcasts good for?
    • Provides content for Internet and Blended Classes
    • Frees up class time for activities
    • Gives all students additional resources
    • Allows you to teach in your pajamas!
  • 6. Mathcasts are Student & Family Friendly!
  • 7. What I need to make MathCasts
    • 1. Screen Capture Software : a program that records everything that happens on the computer screen
    • 2. Editing Software
    • 3. A Tablet: a device which lets me write as I would on paper or on the board and transfers it to the computer
    • 4. Annotation Software : a program that lets me use the tablet to draw on top of any document anywhere on the screen
    • 5. An external microphone : better quality audio recording than afforded by typical built-in microphones
  • 8. Screen Capture & Editing Software
    • Screen Capture Software
    • 1. CamStudio (Free!)
    • 2. Jing (Free!)
    • 3. iShowU (~$20) (for Mac)
    • Editing Software
    • 1. Windows Movie Maker (Start > Programs)
    • 2. iMovie (for Mac)
    • Screen Capture and Editing all-in-one:
    • 1. Camtasia Studio (~$180 and 30-day free trial; this is the one I use)
    • 2. Screen Flow (~$100) (my colleague uses this one)
  • 9. A Tablet & Annotation Software
    • 1. Digipro Tablet with Annotation Software (~$30)
    • 2. Wacom Bamboo (pen and mousepad-like tablet, ~$80, for Mac and PC)
    • 3. Annotate Pro! (Annotation Software, ~$20)
    • 4. Adesso Cyberpad with Annotation Software (~$160)
    • 5. Ultimate Pen (Annotation Software, ~$20, for Mac)
    • 6. Tablet PC
  • 10. Posting Screencasts
    • I use our institution’s server.
    • Anyone can view the videos using Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player
    • I also use iTunes U. http://www.lorainccc.edu/Distance+Learning/iTunesU.htm
    • My colleague has used YouTube, TeacherTube, GoogleVideo, SchoolTube, Viddler and Screencast.com
      • He recommends Screencast.com (free with limited space, $9.99 a month for more space than you will ever need.)
  • 11. How I Make a MathCast
    • Prepare the document I will be writing on
      • Microsoft Office Word Study Guides
      • PowerPoint Slides (Smallest Files)
      • Microsoft Office NoteBook
      • Whatever
    • Record the screen
    • Import media
    • Drag clips from clip bin and edit (do not make your videos too long!)
    • Add any flashy transitions or Zoom n Pan if you like that kind of thing. Be careful with Smart Focus.
    • Produce video as…
    • Wait.
  • 12. Holding Students Accountable
    • Secret Word
    • Video Quizzes
    • Study Guide
    • Test Questions
    • Discussion Forum Questions
  • 13. What Students Say
    • “ Thanks for the video broadcasts! They come in REALLY helpful…I’m sure it’s time consuming, but without them, I would be totally lost.”
    • "Yes thank you very much. You must have the patience of a saint! Those videos are the best thing I have ever seen on an online class. I really do appreciate the time you put into them.“
    • “ I think there is a mistake in example 4) because no matter how many times I do the problem, I keep getting a different answer.”
  • 14. Happy Recording!
    • Thank you for your time. Please contact me at [email_address] with any questions.
    • Download the slides for this presentation at: http://www.slideshare.net/hbubnick
    • Check out the FREE College Algebra text created by my colleagues Jeff Zeager and Carl Stitz at:
    • http://www.stitz-zeager.com/Free_College_Algebra_Book_Download.html