Do you know what a "flip" is? The flip video camcorder is one of the newest tools transforming classroom instruction. It is a small camcorder that fits in your pocket and can record 30-60 minutes of quality video to be instantly uploaded through a usb port on your classroom computer. It is so easy a student can do it on their own.
Imagine the possibilities....record a student reading aloud, readers' theatre, poetry reading, share chair in writing, mini lessons, math strategy demonstrations, science experiments....just about anything! Have students do a news report about their field trip or class activity. Check out this video taken by a fifth grader ( I just happen to have a fifth grader I know) at the Jacksonville Zoo this week.
With a little extra time, students can use the software to edit, add music and make the video personalized. All at the low cost of $100 to $150! I'll bet the kids would flip over this technology!
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