Thursday, November 12, 2009

Great ideas for using a pocket video camera

The Flip video camera has been around for a couple of years now, and it has been imitated by other companies including Kodak and Creative. These pocket video cameras are perfect for classroom use: they are less expensive than a traditional video camera (I got mine for $40 on Dell), they are basically "point and shoot" without a lot of extra buttons and settings, and they transfer video to your computer via a USB port (most DV cameras still use fire wire).

Through my Twitter PLN I learned of a terrific web page by Jennifer Nicholson with lots of resources for using these cameras in the classroom including this PowerPoint with a nice overview of their capabilities: