Make Your Own Mathcasts

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Two easy and free (or nearly free) ways to create mathcasts are using Ed.VoiceThread and Jing or JingPro

 

Ed.VoiceThread

www.Ed.VoiceThread.com is free or inexpensive ($10 and up) for educators.
Upload images of problems to VoiceThread.  Comment on them: Doodling with mouse, text, voice, etc..
VoiceThread is a web-browser based tool.  It works on IE or Firefox and on PCs or Macs.
We used VoiceThread along with images captured using TechSmith SnagIt to create 500+ mathcasts for our K-7 Mathcasts 500 Project.
Overview
Pricing

 

Jing or JingPro

www.JingProject.com from TechSmith.
Use with document camera, free annotation software, etc.
Works on PCs or Macs.  Free (Jing) or $14.95 per year (JingPro).
You can record up to 5 minute mathcasts with Jing or JingPro and then easily share them through free 2 GB Screencast.com (also from TechSmith) account or in many other ways (embedded in InterWrite Workspace notebooks, SMART Notebooks, etc.).
Jing (free) will produce only to .swf (Flash) output format.  Camtasia Studio can now import these as well as .mp4 files created by JingPro.
Jing or JingPro allow you choose whether to copy a link to your screencast or the embed code to the clipboard.  The latter makes it incredibly easy to create a mathcast or screencast and embed it in your blog, wiki, etc..

 

 

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oGetting Started

Page url: http://www.mathcasts.org/index.html?makemc.htm