I am so pleased with my new wee camera- fits into my pocket, bag, etc, takes great video, easy to get off the camera- just need to work out how to edit… didnt need to worry though- Easy peasy!
. Plug into the USB, choose play, and there it was. I was really impressed with the sound, as although the built in microphone was tiny, it picked up most of the voices well.
The children loved the video. They were keen to point out what they had taken video of and why, and also looked again at the natural objects the teacher has shown them during their trip. There were a lot more focused questions about particular objects asked in the classroom than whilst they were outside. On the welly walk they were more interested in what they had found and in finding more things, than in looking in more detail at the objects. By being able to pause the video, the teacher could extend, reinforce and question their learning.
ways i have or will use my flip camera
1) blazer cam- to record what happens on a trip, this can then be shown, discussed, paused, shapshots taken etc on return
2) PE- staff take it with them to PE- video children who then watch themselves straight away on the IWB and are able to discuss their performance
3) general videoing of children doing things- but so easy to play.
4) Playground cam- get the children to explain their game into the video, and then record playing the game. use at wet playtimes to share games for the future.
5) video of small objects infornt off blue folder to make chromakey videos about moon landings news reports
6) video children in front of blue screen and chroma key into a nature video (which they video themselves by getting down and dirty in the school grounds)- they love being so small on the video and then they write detailed descriptions of objects they would see.
7) video concrete materials being used in maths so the videos can be linked into flipcharts for supply teachers or for support or to ebnsure consistency of teaching