Teaching and Learning with Flip Cameras

November 3, 2008

Flip Camera

Flip Camera

The Flip video camera is such a handy little camera. I think we have reached one of those watershed moments – the Flip is so easy and cheap that now anyone can make video. There are only 4 buttons on the whole device; power, record, play and delete. It is truly just point and shoot. Teachers will undoubtedly find great uses for the Flip.

Here are a few quick ideas for teaching and learning with the Flip:

  • film science as it happens, they play back and review, debrief, take notes, etc
  • film model behaviors to serve as example
  • interviews
  • documentary style video of student project
  • illustrate a concept creatively

Several people have been writing about flips, Technology ‘N Teaching and The Flip Camera and Movie Magic helped with this article.

How will you use the Flip?


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