5 Companies to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

After interviewing many prospective companies I became frustrated with the lack of innovation and impressiveness of their products. Their core products Camtasia Studio (screen casting) and Snagit (image capturing) are standard on all of my computers. My podcast series " Google, More than Search " [iTunes link] was created entirely using Camtasia Studio. Learn Boost is a startup company that has developed a gradebook program that has great potential.

8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service | By @JeffBradbury | @SamPatue

TeacherCast

Whether you are a teacher trying to figure out how to invest your limited class resource budget, or an edtech company trying to secure your place in the market, customer service is something to look at closely. I clearly remember the first company I chatted with on Twitter. Tweet.

I LOVE Bella & Harry Books: Teach Social Studies & Add Augmented Reality to Bring the Books to Life!

Kleinspiration

I contacted the company to see if they could send me one of each book for my classroom library. Then, I could have screen-caseted the video and saved it that way using Camtasia or SnagIt by TechSmith. The Adventures of Bella and Harry!

Study 208

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Software and Web Memberships : some amazing companies have really been supportive and offered some fantastic resources - you won''t believe how cool they are! You can also bring in video from other sources and edit in Camtasia.

Flip your classroom through reverse instruction

The Electric Educator

Follow the hashtag #revlearn Helpful Reverse Instruction Tools Camtasia Studio : the best screencasting software on the web. Made by TechSmith, the same company that makes Camtasia.

Ignite Student Passions with Genius Hour

Graphite Blog

Almost 70 years ago, the international company 3M encouraged their employees to devote 15 percent of their work time to innovative projects that captured their interests and passions. While Pixie has a built-in audio-recording feature, we chose to use Camtasia for this final step.

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

MindShift

Desmos : This company has essentially replicated the functionalities of graphing calculators online, so all kids can have access. TechSmith Fuse for Camtasia Relay : This app is for the high-level video editor.