Well I produced my first screen cast today...it had a little to be desired, but it taught me a few lessons that will make my screen casts awesome when they count (second semester).
1. I don't need to be dull just because I am on camera. I need to speak with the same veracity as I do in the classroom. I don't want to bore them to death within or outside the classroom.
2. I really need a usb touch pad with a pen to write. It is really hard to write on my Macbooks track pad. I have to get that piece of hardware soon.
3. Camtasia is a really easy piece of software to use. I hope I am able to continue to use it as my production software.
I did show my students the highlights in class. I think they are inrigued and interested...lets hope they can get as excited as I am...