Create a Khan Academy Style Video with Rocketbook Snapcast

January 13, 2021 2 min read

Create and share remote lessons with your students!

Khan Academy is a free website that hosts thousands of video lessons ranging from first-grade math to college world history. The videos feature drawings on an electronic blackboard with teacher commentary about the material being taught, similar to the style of a lecture. 

But what if you want to create your own lesson video to share with students that showcases your artful notes and golden teaching voice?

Rocketbook Snapcast has you covered.

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What is Snapcast? And Why Use It?

These are good questions. Snapcast is a feature in the Rocketbook app that allows you to share any notebook page or whiteboard with remote students. It’s like a website that immediately updates with new content any time you take a photo of your notes! (Actually, that’s exactly what it is). Learn more about what Snapcast is or how to enter Snapcast mode in the Rocketbook app from our help center.

How to Use Snapcast to Create a Remote Lesson Video

Later in this blog post, we offer some use cases where you might find Snapcast useful, but first, we’re covering the instructions on how to use Snapcast to create a video lesson. It’s a little boring, but it’s massively important. Scan in Snapcast mode, open the Snapcast URL on your computer, then record your audio and your screen. You will then have a saved video of your handwritten notes with audio commentary for students to follow along.

Why Use Snapcast to Create a Video Lesson:

In case you can’t think of why this would be useful for you, here’s some situations where using Snapcast to create a Khan Academy style video will help you share lessons with your students:

  • Math Concepts: Typing math equations is like eating oatmeal raisin cookies; it’s acceptable, but it’s not ideal. Save yourself time by writing out math equations and graphs during your lessons instead of typing them. Use Snapcast.
  • After School Help: Maybe some students are having extra trouble with a particular subject and you want to create a lesson that they can watch and study from on their own time. Use Snapcast.
  • Practice Problems: A big exam is coming up and there’s some example questions you want to walk through, but don’t have time to cover in class. Use Snapcast.


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