Sunday, November 4, 2012

Creating Screencasts on an iPad

It's been a while since I have added to my blog, and I thought it was about time for an entry. (I have not taught in over a week due to Hurricane Sandy. Perhaps blogging might help prevent my brain from turning to mush.) I have been exploring some additional tools for creating screencasts & "flipping my classroom". Last year I used a Dell computer with a Quizdom Tablet Presenter to write my lesson in my screencast. My school has since switched to MacBook Airs and Quizdom has not gotten back to me about getting new software that will work on my Mac. So, I went in search of other options.

I have an ipad and writing on an ipad is easy. However, I still wanted to be able to upload my screencasts to my YouTube channel. Well, today I found the answer!

It is an app called "Explain Everything". I can insert images and pdf files. I can highlight and change text color. I even created a test screencast and uploading it to YouTube was seamless. Plus the price was reasonable at $2.99.

So, I have some ideas for some future topics for my blog. If anyone out there wants to hear about one of these, let me know and I will do that one first.

  1. Flipping the Classroom - Yes, No, or Sometimes
  2. What is Math to Me vs What is Math to Parents/Students
  3. Standardized Tests & What Colleges Want
  4. YouTube for Schools - Accessing YouTube even if your school filters it out
  5. Gathering student work using
  6. Assessing Standards for Statistics with Census at School
Last, I have continued to post TI-NSpire Quick Tips to my YouTube channel at mathteacher24. The link to the latest one is here: TI-NSpire Quick Tip #11

Hopefully, I will post to my blog a bit more frequently. However, blogging takes time. My NSpire Quick Tips, however, take me about 5 minutes to do and I will definitely post those each week.