Sunday, April 25, 2010

About Jing

Jing makes it easy to record, upload and share your video with others "as is" which means no post production editing is involved.

Using Jing allows you to create a short video of how to do something such as simple activity that may be difficult to explain when just reading about how to do it.

Once the video has been uploaded you can just paste the link into an e-mail or course management system. There is a pencil tool available that gives you an opportunity to write on the document. This can also sent through IM while chatting with someone.
This video helps to walk a person through the task you are trying to convey or teach.

"The concept of Jing is the always ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video from your computer to any where" (

Here are useful Jing tutorials: video #1
Video #2

These videos are where I learned about Jing and how to use it.

On the Jing Project website it offers suggested uses for Jing such as:
-collaborate on a design project
-share a snapshot of a document
-narrate vacation photos
-show students how to do a task
-comment verbally on student work such as a paper or good for peer review

I would use Jing in my art classroom when teaching students about Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator. I can easily save a page and demonstrate how to use all the different tools in Photoshop through visual examples while demonstrating the tool at the same time. I may need to make several Jing videos to show the uses of all the tools but the Jing videos can serve as a reference for when students forget how to use a specific tool. I would post the videos on my teacher web page for easy access.

1 comment:

  1. I think it would be interesting to use JING to give students feedback on their papers. Many times students just glance over the comments teachers write on their papers, without really absorbing anything that was said. I think this could be a way to ensure that students are actually receiving the individual attention they need, while not taking away from instruction time.