Update 3-22-2015: the more I use the “golden dot,” the more I like it. I often take static screen shots for one reason or another. In the past, I used Windows Ctrl-PrtScr and then opened Photoshop or Gimp and pasted the image in for editing. But with Jing, the ‘dot’ is always active and all I have to do is click on it, highlight the area on the screen I want, click, do any basic editing I need in Jing, and export or save the completed image. It is much faster and very easy to do.
Background: I thankfully have access to Techsmith’s full-blown Camtasia, but I ran across a fellow teacher who uses the free Jing app to make short (5 min or less) screen casts for her students. I thought I would give it a try and this is my first “project.” [Read more…] about Test Jing free screencast app