It's fun, learning new things. A few days ago I attempted to do something that I learned about at a conference in August. I wanted to give my students MORE. They were complaining that I didn't fully explain something that was a large part of the last exam so I wanted to explain it again, but I couldn't really take class time to do it.
So I tried Jing.
Jing is so cool. It is free. You download it and then it can capture up to a 5 minute video on the screen. On the screen you can do anything. You can open a website, you can draw pictures, whatever. And you can narrate. I don't even need any extra equipment, it just picks up audio from the microphone that is SOMEWHERE in or on my laptop (I don't have a clue where). Then you can transfer the narrated video to a website, give someone the website address and BAM! The students have a mini-lecture of the stuff they didn't understand in class.
I don't know if it will help their grades, but I am doing my part and learning too. I might have fun with this for personal use also. Ooooh, the possibilities :-)