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.
Jing cast• Click on the following link to learn about Jing:http://www.screencast.com/t/SLWZToscXU• Sign up for Jing @http://www.jingproject.com• View video tutorials @ Help Center
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.
Jing compatibility tools• Screencast.com:Saving 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.
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.
...more student activities.• Create a screencast discussing the validity of used websites and why a resource should or shouldnt 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.
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.
…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.
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.http://support.epnet.com/training/flash_videos /brc/brc.htm
Screencasting informational links• http://screencastacademy.wikispaces.com/Screencast Academy• http://screencastingprimer.wikispaces.com/primerWiki primer by Beth Kanter• http://live.classroom20.com/1/category/screencasting/1.htmlClassroom 2.0 archived webinar and links.• http://www.screencastonline.com/ Mac tips• http://novemberlearning.com/resources/handouts/screencasting/November Learning
Jing alikes• More free screencasting tools:Camstudiohttp://camstudio.org/ Screen Jellyhttp://www.screenjelly.com/ Screen toasterhttp://www.screentoaster.com/• For a complete list see:http://c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/Tools/capture.html