Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the 'Use of ICT in support of language teaching and learning' (ICT-REV) project of the European Centre for Modern Languages project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with sound pedagogical criteria in mind. Read more

Jing

A tool for capturing your screen and videos on your computer. It requires installation. Once it is installed on your laptop, Jing will allow you to capture whatever is shown on your screen easily and share it with others promptly.

Evaluation: A great tool for teachers to give visual instructions on how to work on a task, get to a place etc. A great time-saver! Very basic IT skills required for its use. A simple and powerful tool.
 
Cost: Free without registration

Website: http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Screen capture
  • Video record/edit/share
Type of interaction
  • Individual work
  • One to many (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Language skills
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple and intuitive use
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High efficiency if doing screenshots, more time-consuming for screencasts
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Multilinguality: English only
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Strong
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes (limited storage)
Possibility of the tool to be used for a  range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool) Tailorability (If so, how?) Low

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? Yes
Compatability/Operating System: Windows, Mac
Other tech requirements: None
 
 
 

Example(s) of how teachers/students use this tool

Using screen casting to explain and give feedback