Resources:


Skype - Skype helpguides
Videoconferencing for Educators
Professor Monkey Video Production Tutorial
  • Dorgem open source webcam capture application
  • Flixn.com free and easy as pie but has an advertisement at the end.
  • Festoon used with skype
  • YOU TUBE - BROADCAST YOURSELF
  • ShowMeDos are videos by the people, for the people. If you've got any skills you'd like to share, we would love to hear from you. You'll find production advice and know-how.
  • CamStudio 2.0 is a free utility able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)
  • CamStudio on SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/camstudio/
  • Not sure how to download CamStudio from Sourceforge? Click here to watch a video or you can download the video from here.
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Save YouTube videos for any device with vConvert

Web site vConvert.net grabs videos from YouTube and converts them to compatible formats for your iPod/iPhone, mobile phone, PSP, and more. What's more, if you only want the audio from a video, vConvert can convert just the audio to an MP3. Online Vixynet will convert FLV for you. vConvert is a very good and simple alternative. Just give it a YouTube URL, select what you want to convert it for, then click Convert and Download. After a minute or two of processing, you should see a download link for the video.
Video Del.icio.us Bookmarks

Ustream.tv - (videostreaming)
Ustream is a platform that provides live interactive video for everyone. Anyone with a camera and an Internet connection can use Ustream to broadcast to a global audience.

Great New Tools for Screencasting…Video in the Classroomexternal image 2412528845-go-to.gif

from Emerging Ed Tech-Musings of a MidLink Editor by Joselyn Todd
I’ve been exploring some new tools in my classroom with my students with amazing results. The technology is called “screencasting” and basically the tools used capture the movements of the mouse on the screen along with the images (websites, drawings, etc.) on the computer screen. While this occurs, a student’s (or teacher’s) comments are captured through the microphone of the computer or through a inexpensive microphone plugged into the microphone jack on the computer (a $7 microphone produces much better sound quality).
The end result is a video that can be used to demonstrate a topic, explain a website, analyze a concept through a applet, etc. I have used screencasting for my own purposes for my students for several years now as they can be used as a very effective teaching tool, especially if one incorporates questions or requires students to produce a product through the video. In my mind, the interactivity portion is often missing in the screencasts that are currently being developed by instructors as they are a “time shifting” resource. This means that they can be viewed at any time and can be paused. This allows students to work at their own pace and aso allows for instructors to ask the students to reflect, write, produce, etc. a product while waching or pausing the video.
My former blog entry included a screencast from a student in one of my classes. I am finding it to be an incredible tool as I seek to formatively and/or summatively assess my students in a Web 2.0 world. Moreover, THEY LOVE PRODUCING VIDEOS! Like anything, it is not a tool for all occasions, but it is a powerhouse in terms of revealing true knowledge.
Here is include a short screencast to demonstrate Jing!
To create a screencast on your mac or PC you have multiple options for software. You can use online resources or stand alone software on your PC.
Mac Options for Stand Alone Software: IShowU (very inexpensive) or Snapz Pro X for use along with the free iMovie or a higher end video editor like Final Cut Pro
PC Options for Stand Alone Software: the killer application of the screencast world- Camtasia, Camstudio (Open source and Free), or Windows Media Encoder (Free with Win OSs) for use for Windows Movie Maker or a higher end video editor like Adobe Premiere Elements).
Mac and PC options that are Internet based: Screencast-o-Matic
A new free application at the moment form the makers of Camtasia, and it is cross platform: Jing!