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New iPad App From TechSmith Turns Your Screen Into A Digital Whiteboard

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Okemos-based TechSmith Corp. Tuesday announced the release of a new product called ScreenChomp, a free app available exclusively on the iPad.

TechSmith said the app is part of its ongoing effort to provide educators with the best screen capture and recording technology for learning.

ScreenChomp is a digital whiteboard that users can write and draw on with the touch of a finger, using twelve different colors. All activity on ScreenChomp can be easily recorded and edited through TechSmith’s Camtasia for Mac or Camtasia Studio software to create recorded lectures and instructional videos with a professional look and feel.

The videos produced in ScreenChomp can be downloaded as MP4 files, making them easy to share on ScreenChomp.com, Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, Blackboard and other video hosting platforms.

ScreenChomp can make a significant impact on students’ learning and education, and further contribute to the flipped classroom model. It creates a 1-on-1 learning environment where students can move at their own pace and truly understand the material they’re being taught. The opportunity to reach them through technology — where they’re already heavily engrained — makes the learning process seamless and natural.

“ScreenChomp marks the launch of TechSmith Labs, an initiative to foster innovative solutions and receive valuable customer feedback to improve our existing applications,” said Jeremy Vanisacker, product manager at TechSmith. “TechSmith Labs will continue to expand, introducing more innovative ideas and solutions for TechSmith customers to use and provide feedback.”

ScreenChomp is free and available in the Apple App Store: http://bit.ly/qTxPfm

ScreenChomp features and capabilities:
* Record and share audio and video presentations
* Import and rotate background images to annotate and narrate
* HD MP4 video output with multiple sharing options
* Twelve pen colors
* Free video hosting on ScreenChomp.com
* Ability to edit content in Camtasia Studio and Camtasia for Mac

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