Let's Get Jing-y With It: Creating
Quick Instructional Videos
Presented By: Mary McMillan for Hack the Classroom 2013
What is this Jing thing?
Jing is a FREE screen capturing and recording program
made by Techsmith (producer of Camtasia).
w...
What all can it do?
Using Jing you can create basic demonstrations or
tutorials of anything you can show on your computer’...
How is it being used in classrooms?
Directional Support
 Show how to navigate a
resource
 Demonstrate how to use
the fea...
Here’s a Directional Jing:

http://screencast.com/t/6zo6G7L9dmi
Here’s a Feedback Jing:

http://www.screencast.com/users/sblakeplock/f
olders/Jing/media/94f48791-1320-4774-a7f9a92dd68231...
The Pros of Jing
 You receive 2 GB of storage space and 2 GB of
monthly bandwidth on Screencast.com
 Videos can also be ...
It’s Super Easy to Use
Step 1: Launch Capture:

Step 2: Select Video
Step 3: Capture screen:

Step 4: Record Video
Oh Yeah…
Jing Does Have Limitations
• Jing recordings are limited to 5 min. max.
• Recordings cannot be edited using Jing. You
must...
Some Tips for a Quality Jing
 Address no more than 1-2 topics per video
 When planning, write a script

 Practice, Prac...
So, it’s now time…

Let’s get
Jing-y With
It!
Breakout Instructions:
1. Get a partner or two who have predownloaded Jing onto their laptop
2. Pick a basic topic that yo...
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Let's Get Jing-Y With It: Creating Quick Instructional Videos

  1. 1. Let's Get Jing-y With It: Creating Quick Instructional Videos Presented By: Mary McMillan for Hack the Classroom 2013
  2. 2. What is this Jing thing? Jing is a FREE screen capturing and recording program made by Techsmith (producer of Camtasia). www.techsmith.com/jing It is used to create short and simple screen recordings that can be saved to a hosted digital space or computer to be easily shared with others.
  3. 3. What all can it do? Using Jing you can create basic demonstrations or tutorials of anything you can show on your computer’s screen. Options include: Capturing & Editing Images Capturing Screen Recordings
  4. 4. How is it being used in classrooms? Directional Support  Show how to navigate a resource  Demonstrate how to use the features of a program  Answer frequently asked questions  Provide directions to an assignment or event Teaching & Learning  Explain a difficult concept  Highlight important aspects of an assignment  Illustrate strong & weak models  Provide a digital introduction to projects  Provide feedback on student work
  5. 5. Here’s a Directional Jing: http://screencast.com/t/6zo6G7L9dmi
  6. 6. Here’s a Feedback Jing: http://www.screencast.com/users/sblakeplock/f olders/Jing/media/94f48791-1320-4774-a7f9a92dd6823138
  7. 7. The Pros of Jing  You receive 2 GB of storage space and 2 GB of monthly bandwidth on Screencast.com  Videos can also be saved onto a computer hard drive  Image capture includes basic editing tools  Video recordings can be easily shared by email or embedded into web pages
  8. 8. It’s Super Easy to Use Step 1: Launch Capture: Step 2: Select Video
  9. 9. Step 3: Capture screen: Step 4: Record Video
  10. 10. Oh Yeah…
  11. 11. Jing Does Have Limitations • Jing recordings are limited to 5 min. max. • Recordings cannot be edited using Jing. You must purchase other screen capture software such as Camtasia • You cannot add titles to your video
  12. 12. Some Tips for a Quality Jing  Address no more than 1-2 topics per video  When planning, write a script  Practice, Practice, Practice  Record in a quiet location & reduce noise  Close all unneeded applications on your computer  Keep your recordings short
  13. 13. So, it’s now time… Let’s get Jing-y With It!
  14. 14. Breakout Instructions: 1. Get a partner or two who have predownloaded Jing onto their laptop 2. Pick a basic topic that you can address in under 5 minutes 3. Record a simple video 4. Share your video with our group

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