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Issue 5- Flip Video
iTecs Innovative Ideas
February 20, 2009
Welcome to the iTecs news blurb, a weekly note of ideas for using technology in instruction and to enhance your professional life. We'll keep it simple and brief, but feel free to
for more information or to schedule time to work with us.
Topic: Flip Video
Highlights: 1. Introduction to Flip Video
2. Educational ideas: Literacy, Social Studies, Science, & Math
Video offers slower or faster viewing of events
Using video for their reflection enables interns to
“write more specific (versus general) comments about their teaching than writing from memory…
shift the content of the reflections from a focus on classroom management in memory-based reflections to a focus on instruction…
focus less on themselves and more on children” (Rosaen, et al., 2008)
Record your teaching or other research activities
Reflect on your teaching
Share your video with your colleagues and students
Collaborate on video projects with others
Videocast your projects
Video Portfolios: Collaborations in Literacy Teaching Assessment
My favorite books
Google Video Blog
Physics examples on YouTube
The Brady Chronicles: A Digital Story
Video Editing Tools
PC users: Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere
Mac users: iMovie, Final Cut Pro
Video Publishing Tools
Web format: You Tube, MySpace, Blogger
CD format: Ahead Nero, Raxio Easy CD Creator
Rosaen, C., Lundeberg, M., Cooper, M., Fritzen, A., Terpstra, M. (2008). Noticing, noticing: How does investigation of video records change how teachers reflect on their experiences?
Journal of Teacher Education, 59
(4), 347- 360.
What is it?
A hand-sized, user-friendly camcorder for digital video
Easy to Afford: 50 ~ 160 dollars
Easy to carry: Fits in your backpack or purse
Easy to use:
Record (press the RED button)
Transfer (flip out the pop-out arm and connect it with the USB port of your computer)
Easy to install: built-in software; automatic installation
Easy to edit:
Easy to share: Automatically generate code and
Upload to YouTube, AOL
Less satisfying quality: Resolution and sound quality
Less satisfying capacity: 60-minute recording or less
Less Mac-user friendly
Where to get one?
Borrow @ Erickson
TIES in 133 Erickson Hall
Check out the Sanyo Xacti camcorder from the TIEs.
Its SD Card offers more memory and easy download as well.
Comments? More ideas? Feedback?
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