Web2.0 World

Using “Jing” for 5 min Presentations

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.

  1. Download Jing from www.jingproject.com
  2. Install it on your computer
  3. Once installed, you will see a little widget that looks like
  4. Create a free account with Jing as per instructions given on their web site.  You will need a valid e-mail and password
  5. Create a free account with http://www.screencast.com/ .   These guys will host and webcast your screen captures for free.