Richard Smith's Blog (3)

First Attempt At Screencasting

I finally broke down, taking about two hours to start constructing some materials and created my first screen cast. Through this i was able to play with camtasia, looking at editting clips, which was a lot easier than i originally thought. I felt that my first attempt went very well, but was not up to par. I tried more and more to practice this skill, and things are starting to get better.

Now that things are starting to get easier, i have the next roadblock, what should i be using… Continue

Added by Richard Smith on April 4, 2012 at 6:06am — No Comments

Student Presentations without PowerPoint

I have been recently trying to find new ideas to have my students learn through technology.  I have most recently had my students create a budget presentation in PowerPoint and share them with each their classmates not only through a presentation, but also on the class moodle page.  The students took pride in this project and learned a lot more about budgeting than I could teach them.

What other ways have you recently had your students present their information that they learned other…


Added by Richard Smith on March 27, 2012 at 6:31pm — 1 Comment

First Post for New Ideas

Well, this is my first post and the first thing I wanted to do was to give a little informatioin about myself. I am a mathematics teach at a vocational/technical school. I have recently been starting to get more involved min the technology resource scene thanks to the help of my collegues and my Masters classes.

Recently i have been working a lot with Camtasia, starting to make videos of math problems, normally the example problems from class, to give students a way to review the… Continue

Added by Richard Smith on March 10, 2012 at 1:03pm — 2 Comments


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