Feed your Lessons and presentations a good dose of Web 2.0 tools and they will bloom!
Today I want to talk to you about a tool I discovered recently at a conference on Student Success.
The presenter a well known author, educator and web guru, illustrated a few web 2.0 tools that could be used to enhance, and promote collaborative lessons and activities.
One of these tools is of particular interest to me because I am forever thinking of new and innovative ways of offering fast and effective in-services and workshops.
I’d rather watch a webinar, or listen to a podcast than read a manual.
Now that I have your attention because you are one of many who like myself dislike reading lengthy manuals, you are probably wondering what this tool is.
Jing is a web 2.0 tool that allows you to capture your computer screen, record, and embed your voice and share it on a web server with anybody anywhere. The free account offers 5 minutes of web server space. For most intensive purposes 5 minutes is sufficient.
You can create instant podcasts of your lessons, step-by-step solutions to problems, and videos of demonstrations, post them on a web site, and send the link to your students so that they can view them from anywhere on a web browser.
It will cost you nothing, nada, zilch, niente, zippo.
Here is what you will need to do.
- Download Jing from www.jingproject.com
- Install it on your computer
- Once installed, you will see a little widget that looks like
- Create a free account with Jing as per instructions given on their web site. You will need a valid e-mail and password
- Create a free account with http://www.screencast.com/ . These guys will host and webcast your screen captures for free.