I am constantly amazed. Every time I find a new tool, I wonder what could beat it. TouchCast has done that for me (for now!). TouchCast is a simple to use, great tool to create interactive videos. Yes, that’s right. INTERACTIVE videos. Not only can you record a video, but you can insert pictures, videos, news tickers, Twitter and Facebook feeds, and web pages into the video while recording. Users can also draw on the pictures/videos while recording – and include interactive polls!
Instructors…if you have an iPad, you must test out this tool. It is FREE and easy to use. Simply load all the resources you wish to use, then record. Click on and off your resources as you are recording.
Imagine talking through a science lesson while showing the pictures, drawing and labeling, and inserting polls for students. Include in the sideline a Twitter feed with your classroom hashtag!
CLICK HERE to view my first try at a TouchCast. (You may need to wait for it to load properly.)
Finally, I want to show off the work of some of my teacher ed students. I appreciate their hard work! They have been working on sharing information regarding digital citizenship with elementary students. Here is an example of a Glogster:
…and a Prezi: