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Teaching with Accordance for Windows [PC]


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Timothy Jenney

Does any one have some suggestions for good utilities for when teaching with Accordance for Windows?

 

I am specifically looking for utilities that highlight the cursor or a portion of the screen, automatically show the computer keys as they are pressed, and/or allow one to draw highlights, arrows, rectangles, and other annotations on top of application windows. I'm very familiar with these kinds of things for Mac, but not for Windows.

 

Thanks!

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Brian K. Mitchell

Would this be live training or a video podcast?

If, it is a podcast then I would recommend camtasia studio 8. On TechSmith's website you may download a trial version for 30 days.

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Timothy Jenney

Thank you!

 

Actually, I own ScreenFlow for Mac, which has largely taken the place of Camtasia for Windows.

 

I was thinking more of things like Mouseposé (a cursor highlighting tool) and Ink2Go or Ultimate Pen (screen annotation tools). What do PC users typically use?

 

Note: I actually just completed a podcast on "Teaching Tips and Handy Apps," which focused on Mac users. That's not to say we can't do one later for PC users, though.

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Brian K. Mitchell

Here are a few ideas:

 

There is a program called pointer focus that may do much of what Mouseposé does:

http://www.pointerfocus.com/index.html

 

and another called Presentation Assisatant

http://www.presentation-assistant.com/

 

KeyPosé

See a video of it here: http://jungsbluth.de/magnus/blog/keypose/keypose.html

 

Or, you can write a script for Key input callouts:

see http://www.windowslinuxosx.com/q/answers-show-keys-on-screen-426583.html

 

 

Now, I am going to check out that new video of yours. :)

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Timothy Jenney

Oh, very good, thank you.

 

I wish we had had this conversation before I produced the podcast!

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Brian K. Mitchell

No, problem it was the least I could do and Thank you for your informative podcast.

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RyanQuey

I realize this is an old thread, but I recently found OpenBoard https://openboard.ch/index.en.html

 

It's open source (you can find the source code on Github) which is nice, and totally free. Doesn't have cursor highlighting, except for a "laser pointer mode" which requires constantly holding down the mouse button. Also doesn't have keystroke capture. But it does have basic whiteboard-style annotation, which is what I mostly want for presentations in the first place.

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