Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tech Tip Tuesday: Flip (or some other verb if you choose) for Video

There are several different brands of highly portable simple to use video cameras on the market. Probably the most popular are Flip Video cameras. These super small, portable and affordable video cameras are becoming popular in schools. Teachers are finding creative and effective ways of using these cameras to help students learn and to make things easier for themselves. Here are some quick tips and ideas for using your video camera:

  • First day of class! Record each student introducing themselves.  Now you can play it back to learn names

  • Record students reading then 2 weeks later record them reading the same passage to document improvements

  • In the spring video tape your classroom, closets, desk, cabinets, as a visual inventory

  • Set up the camera on a tripod and record yourself during instruction to improve your own teaching

  • Record student presentations, skits, dialogues etc. to use as documentation of your class activities and for students to use in portfolios.

  • Take one along on vacations, trips, and outings so you can grab footage of that amazing ..... whatever you really need to teach....

Next week student project ideas!

1 comment:

Sharla said...

Great article! I found a place where teachers can buy two for one! http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/product?id=4310

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