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How My Office Became a Recording Studio - OhioMATYC

  1. 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. 2. Has this ever happened to you? <ul><li>You run out of time and don’t get to finish that last example… </li></ul><ul><li>You have a few students who would benefit from learning at a slower pace… </li></ul><ul><li>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… </li></ul>
  3. 3. My Solution? I make MathCasts
  4. 4. What are Mathcasts? <ul><li>Mathcasts are homemade mathematics videos done using screen capture technology. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are Mathcasts good for? <ul><li>Provides content for Internet and Blended Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Frees up class time for activities </li></ul><ul><li>Gives all students additional resources </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to teach in your pajamas! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mathcasts are Student & Family Friendly!
  7. 7. What I need to make MathCasts <ul><li>1. Screen Capture Software : a program that records everything that happens on the computer screen </li></ul><ul><li>2. Editing Software </li></ul><ul><li>3. A Tablet: a device which lets me write as I would on paper or on the board and transfers it to the computer </li></ul><ul><li>4. Annotation Software : a program that lets me use the tablet to draw on top of any document anywhere on the screen </li></ul><ul><li>5. An external microphone : better quality audio recording than afforded by typical built-in microphones </li></ul>
  8. 8. Screen Capture & Editing Software <ul><li>Screen Capture Software </li></ul><ul><li>1. CamStudio (Free!) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Jing (Free!) </li></ul><ul><li>3. iShowU (~$20) (for Mac) </li></ul><ul><li>Editing Software </li></ul><ul><li>1. Windows Movie Maker (Start > Programs) </li></ul><ul><li>2. iMovie (for Mac) </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Capture and Editing all-in-one: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Camtasia Studio (~$180 and 30-day free trial; this is the one I use) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Screen Flow (~$100) (my colleague uses this one) </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Tablet & Annotation Software <ul><li>1. Digipro Tablet with Annotation Software (~$30) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Wacom Bamboo (pen and mousepad-like tablet, ~$80, for Mac and PC) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Annotate Pro! (Annotation Software, ~$20) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Adesso Cyberpad with Annotation Software (~$160) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Ultimate Pen (Annotation Software, ~$20, for Mac) </li></ul><ul><li>6. Tablet PC </li></ul>
  10. 10. Posting Screencasts <ul><li>I use our institution’s server. </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can view the videos using Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player </li></ul><ul><li>I also use iTunes U. </li></ul><ul><li>My colleague has used YouTube, TeacherTube, GoogleVideo, SchoolTube, Viddler and </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He recommends (free with limited space, $9.99 a month for more space than you will ever need.) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. How I Make a MathCast <ul><li>Prepare the document I will be writing on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office Word Study Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Slides (Smallest Files) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office NoteBook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whatever </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Record the screen </li></ul><ul><li>Import media </li></ul><ul><li>Drag clips from clip bin and edit (do not make your videos too long!) </li></ul><ul><li>Add any flashy transitions or Zoom n Pan if you like that kind of thing. Be careful with Smart Focus. </li></ul><ul><li>Produce video as… </li></ul><ul><li>Wait. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Holding Students Accountable <ul><li>Secret Word </li></ul><ul><li>Video Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Study Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Test Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Forum Questions </li></ul>
  13. 13. What Students Say <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;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.“ </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Happy Recording! <ul><li>Thank you for your time. Please contact me at [email_address] with any questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Download the slides for this presentation at: </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the FREE College Algebra text created by my colleagues Jeff Zeager and Carl Stitz at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>