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According to TechSmith, JING is a project and not a product. Whatever they want to call it, JING is an excellent communication tool where you can capture a screen, add your voice and voila you have yourself a movie file to share with anyone. In education, this is great. For example, I can use this on any of my powerpoint slides or software demos that I use in class and put them on my website for students to view as a review. What's even better is that you save on 200 MB of space provided to you by screencast.com. That way you can either create a link to your movie file or you can create embedded code and place that on your web page.

This runs on a mac or PC. Here are the requirements.

  • Windows XP & Vista
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0
  • Flash Player 6 or higher
  • 8MB of free hard drive space
  • 1GB of RAM recommended
  • Mac OSX 10.4.9 or later
  • Flash Player 6 or higher
  • 8MB of free hard drive space
  • 1GB of RAM recommended

When you load JING, there is a graphic that looks like the sun located on the top of your screen. You click the capture icon capt

size the screen of your capture and then click Video to make a movie. With a mic connected to your pc, you can give instructions and click on stop when finished.

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Finally, you can click on Untitled-3

Share to get a link to your movie or Embed and then copy the tag to your web page. Real Easy.

Downside is that you can't edit your movie but heck, what you want for free anyway's?

Here's an example of a movie I created

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 3:39 PM Teaching AP CS | Back to top

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