Video Creation Made Easy with TechSmith Relay

We've been spending a lot of time in schools, watching how real educators and students use (or want to use) video. The reality is that even simple content creation is not as easy as you might think. Our new TechSmith Relay offering gives schools an "easy button" for video: from capture to sharing to assessment to analytics. But don't just take our word for it. This video walks you through a real-life content creation example from end to end. The process itself is only a a few minutes in length, Continue reading

Host Student Websites with Google Drive

I’m a science teacher by trade, but I also dabble in writing HTML, CSS, and, more recently, some JavaScript. If you don’t know what those are, they’re the backbone languages of the Internet. You can break them down into three roles: HTML → “HyperText Markup Language” → the information CSS → “Cascading Style Sheets” → how it looks JavaScript → programming language that brings interactivity to websites These languages are surprisingly simple to learn, and as a result, Continue reading

Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway Winners

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted nominations to our Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway! We'll be updating this post throughout the week with our daily winners so check back to see if we pick your nominee! Friday, May 10th winners Tami Tucker Grade: K - 6th Art School: Conner Creek Academy East Location: Roseville, MI Nominated because: Tami is constantly finding fun new ways to incorporate technology into her art lessons. She loves her students and brings a great passion for art Continue reading

Teacher Appreciation Week – TechSmith Style!

Update: View this post for the winners of our giveaway! Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner: May 6th - 10th. Whether you're a teacher, a student, a parent (or all of the above) you know that teachers work tirelessly to help shape our future. We'd like to thank each and every one of you individually, but there just aren't enough hours! Instead, we want to hear who your favorite teacher is, or what your favorite project was! We're hosting a giveaway in which we'll draw two Continue reading

Teaching the World through Open Learning

Michael Busby is working hard to teach the world about geography through open, online learning. Michael has a degree in Geography from Central Missouri State University and a master’s degree from Murray State University with a specialty in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He now teaches multiple geography classes and is an administrator at Murray State’s GIS lab. “I was working for Murray State when a faculty member had serious health complications,” said Michael. “Due to his condition, Continue reading

TechSmith Education: Now With 100% More Brian Bennett!

We are thrilled to be welcoming a new member to our Academic Solutions Team this March - educator Brian Bennett! This is the announcement he posted on his blog, Educator, Learner: I’ve wanted to be a teacher ever since I was 15 years old. I remember the English teacher who helped me love having Socratic discussions. I remember the band teacher who challenged me as a young adult. I remember teachers coming to swim meets, concerts, plays, and even graduation parties when we were done with school. As Continue reading

Flipping Around the World

Teachers often find themselves having to be in two places at once. In fact, it was this very dilemma that inspired Emilia Carrillo, a foreign language teacher, to turn her style of teaching upside down. Two years ago, while teaching in Ukraine, Emilia Carrillo faced the difficult task of simultaneously teaching two different levels of Spanish in two different classrooms. In fact, she often found herself running back and forth between the two—she literally had to be in two places at once. This Continue reading