Posts Tagged ‘techsmith’

Mathtrain.TV: Ep.99, ScreenChomp

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Screencasting on the iPad!  For Free!

In this episode, the ScreenChomp App is showcased.

screenchomp preview


It is meant as a rough “tutorial” and mainly as an introduction to the possibilities we might have using this with our students.




Mathtrain.TV: Ep.86, Input Devices via The Forge

Friday, December 10th, 2010

This special episode of Mathtrain.TV is a partial rebroadcast of a TechSmith show called, The Forge.

In this rebroadcast, Matt Pierce is joined by Dave McCollom (both of TechSmith fame) and they discuss different ways to screencast. Specifically, they focus on various input devices one can use to create screencasts.

We are extra excited, because they demonstrated one of our very own Mathtrain videos which was created by “Bob”!

Thanks to Matt, Dave and TechSmith. And thank you for permission to rebroadcast this show. I’m sure many of our viewers will find it interesting and helpful!

We edited the original segment. But go watch their intro and full show…
The original “The Forge” Episode 2, part 1 can be found here.

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Mathtrain.TV: Episode 84, How We Screencast

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

We take a moment to show you how we create a screencast.  It’s just a general overview.  We can get more detailed in future videos.


Mathtrain.TV: Episode 83: Our Screencasting Ingredients

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

This is a quick video showing the ingredients we use to create our screencasts here at Mathtrain.TV.


Our Kids Featured in Article!

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Thank to for posting a nice article about our student videos on Mathtrain.TV!  Former students “Bob”, “Paul” and “Billy Billy” are interviewed and there is even a photo of them.

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Mathtrain Students in

Mathtrain Students featured on

ISTE 2010: Here We Come!

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Just a few days away from the ISTE 2010 Conference in Denver, CO.  Come see student “Bob” and me present in the TechSmith booth as well as a formal session on Wednesday!

Please come visit us in the TechSmith booth! We don’t work for TechSmith, but they were once again so kind in sponsoring our trip and presentation.  Sadly, our school district and school has never assisted us when we go present our student work.  But thankfully, TechSmith understands.  They paid for us to fly out and stay in Denver to participate in the conference.

Here’s the scoop:

ISTE 2010 Conference, Denver, CO

Wednesday, 06/30/10
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Room 504 (CCC)

Formal Session/Lecture
Sponsored by TechSmith

This session focuses on the positive effects of adopting a collaborative “kids teaching kids” model via student-created screencasts. This collaborative model helped spark student interest and enthusiasm inside and outside of the classroom. Our student-created screencast lessons (also known as mathcasts) have reached a global audience thanks to Alan November, our free Mathtrain.TV web site and our iTunes Podcast.

Actual student-created screencasts will be shown. Attendees will also learn how to create their own screencasts and watch a live student demonstration of the process.
Student, “Bob”, will be co-presenting.

Mathtrain.TV: Episode 55 “Our First Student Screencast from 2007″

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Here is our first official, student-created mathcast from 2007.  It is the early version,which is not edited too much.  It is a bit longer than most of our math videos.

However, 6th grader “Bob” (not her real name) created this on the spot, with no script and no rehearsal.  It was also her FIRST time ever using Camtasia Studio.  Camtasia Studio is the screen recording software we use.  I thought we should release this as an episode.

*revised for iPod/iPhone

NECC 2009 Video and Blurb (from Australia)

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Lois Smethurst, an educator from Australia, wrote the story below.  See 2 video clips & a little blurb about the “Kids Teaching Kids/Mathtrain” presentation I did at the NECC Conference in Washington, DC.

I was invited to present in the TechSmith booth.  It was an amazing experience.  Yeah, I know.  I spoke way too fast.  But hey, I was excited!

Thanks to @loisath New blog post: The Mathtrain @ NECC09

Jen, Eric, Lois at NECC09

Jen, Eric, Lois at NECC09

Use this link to read the story if the above one does not work:

Mathtrain.TV: Episode 9

Monday, October 1st, 2007

This Jing thing.

(originally aired 10/01/07)