Welcome to Day 8 of the 30 - Day Challenge!
Today we will take a look at "Jing"!
Jing incorporates tools that enable content sharing and collaboration through screencasts and screenshots of all or part of your computer desktop. While using Jing you can easily annotate your screenshots and save them or upload them to flickr, twitter, or facebook with a simple click!
Screencasting is very simple with the on screen capture tools. Specifying exactly what you want to show (full screen or any part thereof) can be controlled easily. With a 5 minute limit on Jing screencasts, all the videos remain short and concise. Screencasts can also be saved to the computer or uploaded to screencast.com. Jing will also give you an embed code so that the video can be placed directly into other webpages or sites like this blog.
Take a look at this overview video and see for yourself how easy using Jing can be.
"Jing Pro" does offer a few more useful features, but lets take a look at the free version and get acquainted. The great part here of course is that Jing (free version) is already preloaded on all the student netbooks!
There are many quick tutorials on the Jing website that may be helpful to you as well!
Here is some more information on educator testimonials on the uses of Jing at their school.
Click on the following link: www.techsmith.com/jing/
1. Download the free version of Jing.
2. Create a screencast.com account, you will be prompted for this after you download Jing. (This is required so that you can store your screenshots/screencasts on the cloud and create links to them.)
3. Capture a screenshot and test out the annotation tools or try making a short screencast.
4. Copy the screenshot/screencast to your computer or upload to screencast.com.
5. Share how you feel Jing could best be used in the classroom and around school.
Optional... If you would like,...paste a link to your screenshot/screencast as a comment to this blog post
In addition to Jing, there are other great screencasting tools available such as screencastomatic.com and Camtasia for example. You may substitute a Jing screencast with that of another program if you wish, but please provide a link to your screencast as well as information about the program you used.