I think Jing is an all around awesome resource. But, as an educator, I see it as being especially helpful. Jing could be used in the classroom for everything from oral reading fluency to providing commentary and feedback on written documents. It could also be used to enhance specific learning experience for students. Many times, there are step by step directions that I must give my students before beginning a technology-based project. For example, when creating a PhotoStory, I must go through the process of locating photographs, adding audio, and adding text. With Jing, instead of showing each student the necessary steps, I could record my screen, along with my verbal directions, and allow students to watch the recording (either whole group or individually). This would provide the directions effectively (visually and verbally) and ultimately maximize learning time. Another cool way to use Jing, would be to allow students to record their process for writing or problem solving. Students could document how they solved a problem or their ideas for writing on the computer, record them, and share instantly with the teacher or other students. Not only is this putting the technology into the hands of the kids, it would provide very valuable perspective into student learning and processing. Another way that Jing could be used in the classroom is to let the students create technology tutorials. This would allow students to share their learning with a larger audience and possibly help others learn a new technology trick. Again, this puts the technology in the hands of students for powerful learning experiences.
Jing definitely provides an awesome and unique perspective on instant communication. Check out my first Screencast at http://screencast.com/t/rnRDigdcigJy