Screen recording and asynchronous collaboration tools

TechSmith is helping organizations and academic institutions who are preparing for prolonged absences and/or campus closures due to COVID-19. TechSmith is offering free access and expanded usage of tools that help enable business and educational continuity.

Their screen recording tool, TechSmith Snagit, and their asynchronous collaboration platform, TechSmith Video Review, will be free to use through the end of June 2020 to any organization that needs it.

In addition, for existing customers using their digital learning platform, TechSmith Relay, or their online video collaboration environment, Video Review, they will support increased usage with no charge. Existing Relay customers will be provided an expanded site license with campus-wide access through the end of June 2020.…Read More

TechSmith Fuse Helps Chiswick School Compile Video Content in Mere Minutes

TechSmith eSN 200x300Renaldo Lawrence needed a more efficient way to help teachers communicate with parents of students at his school. Using Camtasia and the accompanying TechSmith Fuse app, Renaldo and his teachers are able to create informative videos to be used in interactive eBooks and digital magazines that show parents exactly what their child is learning at school. By doing so, Renaldo and the teachers he supports have greatly enhanced the flow of information between the school, teachers, and parents.

Learn why this K-12 district has no problem getting teachers to adopt new technology

TechSmith200eSNAs school districts implement high-tech tools and software, teachers often feel overwhelmed by new tools or forced to adopt new technology in their lesson plans. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Forest Hills Public Schools in Grand Rapids, Mich., rolls out new technologies with a special emphasis on grassroots adoption by teachers—and this has proven enormously successful. Learn the keys to their success in this short case study.

Boyne City Spurs Digital Learning at Every Age

Boyne City, MI has made a commitment to digital learning. With the city’s 1:1 iPad Initiative, every student in the district has access to an iPad. But once students get the tablets into their hands, what should they do with them?

Three teachers from the district have been implementing some big ideas to do exactly that.

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On Jury Duty, Still Teaching- How Video Lessons Covered an Absence

Meet Rob. Rob had to take an unexpected chunk of time off work because he got called up for Jury Duty. But instead of leaving his substitute and students to fend for themselves, Rob used Screencasting to teach his classes throughout his jury service. This allowed students to continue learning without missing a beat; better prepared substitutes to know what materials needed to be covered, and allowed Rob to return to school with his students up to speed on the curriculum as if he never left.

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Mapping the course to digital learning at ISTE 2013

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TechSmith is excited to participate in ISTE 2013. We would like to invite you to join us in booth #10226 to hear about using digital learning in the classroom and across districts.

Visit our learning stations to hear from educators directly as they share their experiences in digital learning.…Read More

TechSmith donating $2M in software to Michigan schools

TechSmith Corp. is donating up to $2 million in software to Michigan schools, reports the Lansing State Journal. The Okemos, Mich.-based company provides computer screen capture and recording software. Accredited Michigan schools that teach kindergarten through 12th grade can apply for free copies of the software. “A lot of our employees, almost 90 percent, are from Michigan, and many of us have kids in Michigan schools,” said Dave McCollom, who works with education clients for the company. TechSmith was founded in 1987 and employs 220, mostly in Okemos. About 30 percent of its business comes from education clients, while the rest comes from a variety of sources. The company posted roughly $35 million in sales last year. Depending on which software the schools request, McCollom said he estimates the company’s offer will supply 13,000 to 20,000 copies of software…

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