The big news about version 4.8 is the ability to present a lecture on the web in full screen while its is being recorded. This is an amazing tool for teachers to use to help their students take better notes and learn more. Students will have a fully documented collaborative recording of the lecture as it was presented, along with class comments and shared images. As studies show this kind of on-subject interaction during class helps students learn better. Even better – it creates a multimedia document that makes it super easy for students to review before exams.
Once in class, get the PDF for the lecture (as described in a previous post Cool new Capture Features in Version 3.7.0). If you have used LectureMonkey before, you’ll notice a new field when filling out the details for the lecture “show images live on lecturemonkey.com” – this is what enables presentation on the web. It is activated by default in capture mode.
Now go www.lecturemonkey.com and choose the link “view or comment”. If you have logged in to the same account as the one you are using on the iPhone for capture, you’ll see a thumbnail which the first slide in your PDF. If not you’ll need to choose the lecture from the live lecture list on the right:
Click on the thumbnail to go to fullscreen:, so the whole class can see. The iPhone is now a presentation clicker, when you advance an image on the phone – it will automatically change on the web as well!
Students can join the lecture on their iPhone or on the web, and add comments and images. They will show up on the web (with their name), as well as be recorded as part of the lecture and made available to all the participants through their dropbox:
Thats it – all you need is your iPhone and a computer connected to a projector with internet access – which exists in almost any classroom. No special equipment or additional hassle – just a simple way for anyone to help their students get better grades.
Here a quick video demo: