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Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps

December 23, 2012

This simple technique is an easy way to turn those PowerPoint Slides into flipped course content. The presentation tool in Microsoft Office is one of the most widely used slide presentation applications available today. While PowerPoint has plenty of detractors and is often the butt of jokes (“PowerPoint has no power and no point …”, […]

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Is Reverse Instruction Education Technology’s Perfect Storm?

April 8, 2012

Flipping the classroom is a technology-enabled technique that can make a significant difference in student learning and academic success, and is well suited for gradual widespread adoption. Having been immersed in the world of education and instructional technologies for a good number of years now, I often think about which technologies can truly make a […]

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Reverse Instruction Tools And Techniques (Part 2) – Screencasting

February 12, 2012

Adding voice-over and other enhancements to lecture materials and putting them online to give the ‘flipped classroom’ a try. This is the second in a series of articles examining software tools and methods for placing and using learning materials online, or distributing them via other digital methods, so that instructors who wish to can have […]

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Making the Rudolph Music Video (a Web 2.0 story)

December 26, 2010

Join me on a little diversion from Ed Tech, to explore some fun Web 2.0 tools that I use to create music videos. I occasionally get asked what it takes to create videos like the one I made to accompany this year’s “musical Christmas card”, my version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (or last year’s […]

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5 Reasons Why I Think Camtasia Rocks

May 16, 2010

Camtasia Studio 7 is an excellent video production tool, both simple and feature rich Back in January I did a series of posts focused on finding free tools that would enable me to create video tutorials. While it was easy to find tools like Jing and Windows Movie Maker that could help me do this, […]

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Free screencasting – easy; free video editing – not so much

January 31, 2010

My quest for free tools to combine video clips to produce tutorial clips hasn’t yielded the desired results, but I’ve learned plenty along the way. This is the final post in a series focused on creating video tutorials using free applications. Over this last week I’ve attempted to fill in the “missing piece” in the video production tool set I’ve […]

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Testing free video editing tools (and techniques)

January 24, 2010

The 3rd post in a series focused on free tools for recording, editing, and publishing video tutorials. I’ve been working this month to find a set of free tools that can enable me to produce and distribute video tutorials. Picking up where I left off last week, this weekend I pursued the idea of using Windows Movie Maker as a free editing […]

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Screencasting with Debut’s Lite Version

January 17, 2010

Testing the free version of NCH Software’s video capture application. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been looking into a variety of free screencasting tools available on the web. I’m interested in finding a free application that let’s me easily capture screen activity and record audio over it, and then save the resulting file in an easy […]

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Comparing 12 Free Screencasting Tools

January 10, 2010

Combing through the basic functions and features of a list of tools I’ve become aware of, to select some for further testing. Over the course of the week, the list of Screencasting tools that have been recommended to me, or that I’ve otherwise learned of, has grown to a dozen. I have a goal of trying identify a free […]

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10 free screencasting tools to check out!

January 6, 2010

A growing list of free Internet based applications for screen capture and presentation creation. In response to this week’s post about Jing, my colleagues at Classroom 2.0 have informed me of a number of similar tools (“thank you!” to everyone who responded to my Discussion Post on this). Of course, it’s easy to search this stuff […]

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