I’ve already determined this MacBook internal mic isn’t going to cut it for bulk production-
I sound like I’m recording
in an airplane…. that’s in the air…. sitting in the back by the engines…. Anyhow, it’s ok for now. I find it take
s me 3-4 cuts to get the screencast down to the ‘under a minute’ goal. I start out thinking I’m being concise, say extraneous things, then forget an important step. It’s rather like my teaching right now- each of the three rounds in each grade level gets something a little more refined and streamlined. ((Last week, we created cards for teachers for all 18 classes…. I had my talk down pat by the end of the week, and was entirely sick of it too!)) My students only have 30 minutes with me, a third of which is generally used entering, logging-in, waiting for the server, and exiting. These must stay short. I am using Jing, and embedding them into posts in Edmodo. Then, I’m giving them a shared tag so they appear in the students Tags sidebar.
Here are a few examples: