Teaching advanced software techniques to high
school students can be challenging. I was searching for a way to
create tutorials for individual processes for Mastercam and also for
AutoCAD, which are two software programs I teach in my drafting
classes. Recently I ran across a freeware program called “wink”.
It allows the user to record screen actions and edit the frames with
text boxes and buttons. The frames are then saved as a shockwave
file and can be viewed by any shockwave player.
I found this a good way to create a
short online tutorial for my students to use as a review of a
particular process or command. The program is very simple to learn,
the only down side is that it will not record sound. I did find out
that the next version will allow users to record sound as well as
screen actions. I found this program very useful and wanted to
share to others what I have found that helped me in my tech
classes. I add question text boxes also; from there I could create
a worksheet to go along with the tutorials. I found my students to
retain more if they see it rather than a step by step on paper.
Please check out my drafting webpage at my site for the shockwave
files I created.
Wink software page:
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly
Jennings Senior High School
St. Louis, MO.