Mobento

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Here’s a site I learned about during ISTE 2013. It’s a great resource for educational videos without ads. Have a look at this video for more information.

What I like the most about Mobento is that each video that has been uploaded has a scrub bar at the bottom of the screen. Whatever keyword you used to search with is represented by a little dash in the scrub bar. If you click on any dash while viewing the video, you will be forwarded to that point in the video when the keyword was spoken! Pretty cool…

Viewing the videos is a free service, but uploading with an account is not.

TouchCast

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I was recently introduced to TouchCast. It’s an amazing screencasting app that allows users to record themselves while bringing peripherals onto the screen. Such things as web pages, photos, and titles can be called up to the screen while a lesson is going, to create a seamless learning experience for students. I could even see students using this themselves to make an awesome presentation.

Another nice thing this app does is allow the user to either write or type on the screen, so things like diagrams and charts may be annotated while recording. This is a great app. Please download it today and have a look!