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  • 1. Jing
    Screen capturing. Screencasting.
    …for sharing.
    …for teaching.
  • 2. Jing defined
    Jing acts like a camera and video recorder built into your computer that “captures or catches” what you see on your monitor screen.
    Jing is a quick and easy tool for creating and sharing editable “screen shots” (images) and “screencasts”, narrated videos of your screen catches as you move through screens.
  • 3. Jing cast
    Click on the following link to learn about Jing:
    Sign up for Jing @
    View video tutorials @ Help Center
  • 4. Jing facts
    it’sfree...and easy!
    PC and Mac compatible.
    downloaded as an application.
    has a 5 minute video limit.
    includes saving and sharing tools.
    fun sun always available on your screen.
  • 5. Jing compatibility tools and sharing tool for Jing. Free with Jing.
    Jing Pro:Webcam and YouTube extras. $14.95 annual fee.
    ComtasiaStudio: For professional, longer screen casts. PC and new for Mac. Free 30 day trial. Buy $299.
    Snagit:Additional editing tools and mouse capture. PC only. Free 30 day trial. Buy $49.95.
  • 6. What can students do with Jing?
    Record a narrated historical, personal, or literature journey using Google Maps or Earth.
    Use as a digital story telling tool …. maybe in another language.
    Create teaching tutorials as a learning tool. For example, showing other students how to solve math problems.
  • 7. ...more student activities.
    Create a screencast discussing the validity of used websites and why a resource should or shouldn't be trusted.
    Use as a reflection tool to rethink research process steps or thought processes.
    As a communication/help tool, students can record their thought process while solving a problem, in order to best find out where they’re confused.
  • 8. What can teachers do with Jing?
    Create a tutorials for working with new technologies.
    Demonstrate how to access your class delicious bookmarks, log-in to your class wiki, ning or blog, and how to fill out a Google Docs form you’ve created.
    Create screencasts to publish student work. Copy to your class website.
    Create a lesson about Internet safety. Have students show examples of their own “safe” internet practices.
  • 9. …more for teachers.
    Demonstrate how to edit writing.
    Model a “think aloud” reading technique.
    Show parents how to use a class website, how to read a test report, or how to access student grades.
    Add voice to class photos to share classroom activities on your class website.
  • 10. In the Library
    See this screencast tutorial, created by EBSCOhost with Camtasia Studio, linked from the Northern Valley Regional High School Media Center eResearch page.
  • 11. Screencasting informational links
    Screencast Academy
    Wiki primer by Beth Kanter
    Classroom 2.0 archived webinar and links.
    Mac tips
    November Learning
  • 12. More free screencasting tools:
    Screen Jelly
    Screen toaster
    For a complete list see:
    Jing alikes