"Info & a video about free & for fee whiteboard screencasting tools - all the rage for creating educational videos like those featured in the Khan Academy."
Here's a few excerpts, adapted:
The Khan Academy website provides a FAQ that lists the tools that Salman Khan uses to create his videos:
- Camtasia Recorder/Studio ($200)
- ScreenVideoRecorder ($20)
- SmoothDraw 3 (Free)
- Microsoft Paint (Free)
- Wacom Bamboo Tablet ($80)
There are three basic types of tools needed to do a whiteboard screencast:
- a video screen recorder,
- a drawing program, and
- an input device.
The basic concept is very simple: you plan your lesson, then record what you draw using the drawing program and your narration with the video screen capture program.
The input device (use a graphics tablet for best results) allows you to draw or write on a tablet rather than trying to use the mouse.
I'd like to try this for instructional video soon. Have any of our readers done this on the iPad?