Friday, May 29, 2009

Sketchcast - Demonstrate Concepts Through Video

I wrote about Sketchcast last year, but on the heels of today's earlier post about screencasting I thought it would be appropriate to share information about Sketchcast again.

Sketchcast is a great way to demonstrate ideas and concepts through drawing and voice. Using Sketchcast is as easy as drawing on a white board while explaining a concept. Sketchcast provides users with a place sketch diagrams while speaking at the same time. The sketches can then be embedded into a blog or shared via email.

Below is a video introduction to Sketchcast.


Applications for Education
Sketchcast is useful for creating short video tutorials for students. Math teachers could use Sketchcast to walk students through the solutions to challenging mathematics problems. Teachers who are using blogs, wikis, or other websites with their classes will enjoy the ability to quickly create a sketch while explaining a concept to students and then quickly embed that sketch into their blog or wiki.