24. Tool Commercial – Day 3

Housekeeping

  • If you cannot find an appropriate web 2.0 tool, these sites maybe helpful.
  • Peer review was due last night (11:59 PM Sunday). Thanks for your time for review. Those who complete the review on time will receive an extra credit, 1 point. Those who can complete reviewing peers’ works by tonight, I will give you a half of the point, 0.5 point.
  • You will receive your social media strategy plan result by Friday (March 7).
  • Please complete this form to let me know your partner (if any) and your tool.

PART I. How to use Jing

  • Step 1. Forming a group
  • Step 2. Selecting one tool
  • Step 3. Thinking about how you will create a commercial
  • Step 4. Getting to know Jing (Or any other tools)
  • Step 5.Creating your informercial
  • Step 6. Adding your description

Today we are going to talk about how to use Jing. Jing is a FREEware that allows you to take a screenshot and/or record what you do on your computer screen. You can download Jing here.

1. Find Jing on your computer.
2. Log-in to Jing (You need to create an account to upload your video)
3. A sunshine-like icon on either the top center (PC) or the top right corner (Mac) of the screen.
4. Using a crosshair button, define where you want to capture by dragging.
5. To record a screen activity, select ‘Capture a Video.’
6. Check microphone input. You might want to use a headset with a microphone.

If your computer has a webcam, then you have an internal mic to use. If you don’t know if you have a mic – start working on your infomercial – Jing should be able to locate your mic – if it doesn’t, then you likely don’t have one. You can check out a microphone for 5 days from OIT in Aderhold. It’s in room 232 and you just need your student id.

7. Once Jing starts recording, it also captures your voice.
8. You can pause recording.
9. Once you finished recording, select “Share via Screencast.com.”

More tutorials are available: Jing Homepage or Keri(a former instructor)’s tutorial

PART II. Creating your informercial

  • Step 1. Forming a group
  • Step 2. Selecting one tool
  • Step 3. Thinking about how you will create a commercial
  • Step 4. Getting to know Jing (Or any other tools)
  • Step 5.Creating your informercial
  • Step 6. Adding your description

Create your infomercial. Using Jing (or any other tools), take us on a visual tour of your tool and tell us some of the things you thought about in Step 3 of this task. Some students create powerpoint slides to share, others just navigate through the tool as they talk about it. Please don’t conduct a “training session” – we don’t have to know all the ins and out of the tool. We just need to want to use it. It’s an informercial – sell the product!!

Please keep thinking about the following elements for creating your commercial. Those are what I am looking for in your commercial:
– Appealing to the audience (teachers) in a specific domain
– Addressing how the tool supports communication and collaboration in a classroom
– Understanding the media chosen
– Look & Feel (including humor; an eye-catching title; interaction with the audience, etc.)

For Wednesday

  1. This Friday is a project day. That means, this Wednesday will be the last day that we can talk about your concerns regarding this project. Bring any idea to class.
  2. We are going to confirm the rubric, deadline, and showcase schedule.
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