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Make your own mathcasts

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


  1. Ed.VoiceThread - www.Ed.VoiceThread.com is free or inexpensive ($10 and up) for educators.

      Upload images of problems to VoiceThread.  Comment on them in one of 5 ways:

         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


  2. 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 a

      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.


Using the Livescribe Pulse Smartpen is another easy way to record and share pencasts which can be mathcasts.

  See How to Create a Pencast/Mathcast.


      You can embed VoiceThreads, Jing videos, Camtasia recorded videos, YouTube, and TeacherTube videos

      in blogs, wikis, FaceBook, etc pages.  To embed mathcasts in PBWiki use the HTML/JavaScript Plugin and paste

      embed code in the box, click Preview, and then OK.  If this doesn't work then type xxx where you want to insert

      the embed code, click on the Source button, and replace


Getting Started:  Includes new "From Start to Finish" series



Article: "Whiteboard Math Movies"
How to Afford a Mathcast Studio

Mathcasts - Tools
   (New info on VoiceThread and Jing)


Tutorials and a Book


More About Mathcasts
   Add a Table of Contents NEW Jan2009
   In the News



   Q and A

   Sharing and Distributing Mathcasts
   What is a mathcast?


 Animated GIFs like the one above. Not quite mathcasts but small, easy to make, easy to record and produce (with Camtasia Studio - no kidding!) and then easy to share, easy to change, easy to translate...


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