How would you flip a classroom with iPads? For fun, here's a quick exploration of 3 ways it might happen with iPad apps. If you're already doing it, please share a link in the comments area! It seems pretty obvious that flipped classroom is an idea that has enchanted many folks. After all...consider the excerpts from articles I've been reading lately...
Great advice about screencasting in this interview with Chip Dizard. Chip truly is a video producer, editor, blogger, speaker, and a teacher … he’s done a bit of everything including video production, web, and application development. Chip is a long-time ScreenFlow user, which he uses for screencasts for his impressive number and variety of projects. "Are there processes you’ve changed as you’ve gotten more experienced? I have really used my experience as a teacher to focus on objectives. Every tutorial should have a mastery objective and I incorporate Blooms taxonomy in my tutorials. I also focus on pedagogy as many people produce video tutorials, but my ultimate goal is for my students/viewers to get to the ‘why’ and not just ‘how’ to do a certain task."
I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Ray East, the video tutorial guy from BeLight Software. In addition to this, Ray has also just started his own screencast production company, Mac Screencast Productions, dedicated to training users to efficiently make use of their software – using ScreenFlow of course! Read on to learn about how Ray creates his screencasts, and lessons he’s learned along the way. For what purposes to do you make your screencasts? The majority of my screencasts are video tutorials used to teach our users how to efficiently use our software, but I’ve also produced promotional videos and product overviews.
This detailed guide describes the various options that will help you record movies (screencasts) of your iPad or iPhone screen. You can use it for capturing app demos, game walkthroughs and more. Reflection uses AirPlay technology to mirror your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 to your Mac computer. You can then control the iPad from the device and see the actions you take appear directly on your Mac. Why is this great for screencasting? Well, all you then have to do is throw a Jing or Screenr window over it and you can record some awesome iPad screencasts. The app costs $14.99 for Mac OS X 10.6+.
TechSmith's Camtasia for Mac received an update this week to version 2.0, and the improvements made an already good screencasting app even better. To start with, TechSmith listened to feedback and redesigned the user interface for the editor. It's easier to use now, with less searching for the tools that you need to apply to your screencasts. There's a new blur effect so you can hide private information on a screen, and the app is now anywhere from 40 to 60 percent faster in terms of production time...
Mac: Camtasia Studio was one of your favorite screencasting tools, and TechSmith, the company behind the app, updated the Mac version today to version 2.0, which includes new annotations for your screencasts and videos, blur effects so you can obscure sensitive information, visual effects to add some interest, and more.
I'm a visual learner, how about you? I've personally used screencasting not only for my students, but for the faculty in my school. With Jing, I was able to show them how to use the calendars in FirstClass (our email program) to sign up for the computer lab. Students can view tutorials on how to use our library's database of books.. How about using one of these programs to create a lesson for your students when you are out sick? With so many to choose from, see what works best for you.