Audience: All students (Camtasia would be used in the classroom to create videos with UDL in mind)
Camtasia is recording program that allows the user to create highly interactive and accessible videos for his/her audience. With Camtasia, a teacher would be able to produce interactive videos with clickable links, tables of contents, captioning, images, music and voice-over. Offering the user the ability to truly customize their videos, record screen tutorials, PowerPoint, and upload pre-recorded video, the software is very flexible and customizable. Camtasia is very user friendly offering a vast array of tutorial videos, making it easy for anyone to become proficient.
This semester we have explored and discussed very non-conventional classroom settings. Software programs such as this allow teachers to truly create a UDL environment where students are able to watch or create videos for an educational purpose. By creating content that students can watch and re-watch on their own time, or in the case of a flipped-classroom, at home, teachers are opening up the realm of education for students and getting them engaged. Education is not about school, it is about the knowledge, passion and curiosity that learning can have on an individual, and through interactive and informative videos, we as educators start to become less reliant on the resources our districts provide to us and have the freedom to customize content for our students that isn’t just reading a chapter and responding to summary questions.
Below is the video of a math teacher explaining how he uses Camtasia to share class notes with his students:
Next is a video about Camtasia Relay in the high school setting:
- Using Camtasia in your teaching… (totallyrewired.wordpress.com)
- More Camtasia (crankyolddog.wordpress.com)