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CamStudio is a free and open source downloadable program which allows its users to record what is on their screen. This can have many uses throughout the lesson as the video will be recorded beforehand instead of actually doing the thing(whatever it is) during the lesson. If for example there is the need to demonstrate how a program works, etc the teacher can record herself using the program so that in class the teacher will play the video. This would lead to the teacher being able to better explain what is happening since she can also add more information while the video is playing.
Another benefit could be that the teacher can also sent the video to the students to watch it on their own. Therefore they could come more prepared in class and more time will be spent doing the actual activity rather than doing some basic stuff which could be done at any other time. Another benefit could be that if the student does not understand the explanation, the teach could give him or her the video and he or she could watch it again at home. This would lead to less explanations in the next lesson if the students did not understand in the previous lesson.
Link to download: http://camstudio.org/
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