Mary Smith

Part Time Faculty

Flipped Tool Box


Camtasia  Studio



Somewhat pricy but robust video capture and editing software that allows the user to capture and edit screen movements, webcam video and narrated Powerpoint presentations of unlimited duration.  The editing tools include text captioning, text overlays, audio enhancement, cropping and zooming.  The completed project may be produced in MP4, avi, wmv or flv format and uploaded to Youtube, Vimeo, Screencast or your own server.   A free 30 day trial is available at


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Produced by the same people that bought us Camtasia, Jing is a free download that will allow users to capture up to 5 minutes of screen capture, web cam video or PowerPoint with narration.  There are no editing options so multiple takes may be necessary.  The Jing recordings may be produced in Mp4 and _______ formats.





A free web based tool that will capture screen and webcam footage with narration.    Screencast -o-matic  captures maybe used to create video in mp4, avi and flv formats for uploading to Youtube or the Screencast site.    The free Screencast-o-matic account includes web hosting for videos up to 15 minutes in duration.





Powerpoint 2010 and later may be used to create video files from narrated Powerpoint presentations without the need for any additional software.   The completed video file format will be in wmv format which may be uploaded to Youtube for editing  and it will be automatically converted into MP4  format. 



Youtube is probably the most popular video sharing site.  Video files may be categorized as public, private or unlisted once they have been uploaded.  The url and embed code for sharing video files  is  automatically generated and makes sharing video especially easy.  Youtube also  has some editing capabilities and an automatic text captioning feature.  Video files uploaded to Youtube’s standard account should be 15 minutes or less in duration.





A video sharing site that has advanced privacy options and allows users to upload video clips that exceed 15 minutes in duration.  The basic level of membership is free but limited to 500 MB of video uploaded weekly.   Content may be made public or shared within a group of members.


Any Video Converter


A free video conversion software that may be used to convert video files into MP4, avi, wmv or flv formats.  This can be very helpful when working with recordings from older video cameras or swf files.


Explain Everything


Explain Everything is an ipad app that may be used to create narrated demonstrations on an interactive whiteboard.  It is useful for demonstrating problems and diagrams on the whiteboard.


Description: PowToon logo - Make free animated videos and presentations online

Animated Video presentations




A free shareware audio capture and editing software.  Audio files may be trimmed, amplified, and edited to fade in or out and multiple tracks may be mixed to allow for background music.



Garage Band App

A free app from the itunes store, Garage band may be used to record  and edit sound on ios devices. 



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