Friday, 3 February 2012

More possibilities with Jing

What is Jing?

Jing is a fantastic software designed for screenshots. Once you install this on your computer, you can screenshot a certain area, within which you are still able to some editing. Basically, Jing allows you capture any image, sound or video appearing within that certain area.

To get Jing, click here  ->Download Jing
A tutorial for Jing, click here->Tutorial

Why is the content good for language learning?

1.Teachers can deliver oral feedback to students using Jing
2.Students can use Jing to exchange their ideas and thought after class.
3.Teachers can also make some video using Jing to introduce some learning tips for students.

How might you use it in a language teaching context?
1.Screenshot a video,  embed some notes on it and explain the grammar points to the students
2.When students give oral feedback, the teacher can point out the pronunciation or grammar mistakes in the students' utterance.
3.If the whole class has a same task to do, the teacher can make one Jing video of feedback and send it to everyone.

1.It might be a bit difficult for young or senior users to operate at the very beginning.
2.It can be very time-consuming for the teacher if it is a fairly big class.
3.There are space and time limits of your video if you are using a free version.The full version is a bit expensive.

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