Thoughts Before the Jump
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  • Confessions of a Converted Lecturer is a video of a talk given by Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University. In it, he explains how came to realize the ineffectiveness of traditional lecture for helping students to comprehend his subject, and what he came up with instead. It predates current “flipped classroom” practices but demonstrates its principles, and further demonstrates that inverting a class does not necessarily have to involve technology.
  • 10 Free Screen Recording Softwares For Creating Attractive Screencasts gives info on several tools for recording your screen to create a screencast. The focus, as far as I’m concerned, is on Windows for this. If you’re using a Mac, just use QuickTime Player (version 10 as of this writing), which has the ability to capture either input from your Webcam or record your screen, free of charge. One of those tools is Jing, which I liked enough to pay for an annual subscription. The free version will remain, but Jing Pro has been retired in favor of SnagIt, which I am likely to buy when my Jing Pro subscription expires next February.
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