Flip video cameras are very simple to operate - both for teacher technophobes and 1st graders. I also like that you can plug it directly into the computer - no cables needed. Price is good and the camera is quite durable, so itís a good one to take on a field trip.
What I donít like (or limitations): microphone is so-so and the zoom is not much. So if youíre hoping to record a play or performance, it may have a difficult time picking up kidsí voices and closeups of their smiling faces.
On Jul 26, 2010, at 12:16 PM, Jean King wrote:
> I heartily endorse the Flip Video cameras. The price is right at +/- $150. They're incredibly simple. They plug straight into your USB port. They come with Flip Share software. You can get one through Amazon or Office Depot or many other places. I have three and I love them. I'm setting up to have my students use them this next year. Check them out at http://www.theflip.com/en-us/ >
> Try one out. I think you'll like it.
> Jean King Art Teacher
> Texas Art Education Association Region VI Art Representative
> De Zavala Elementary
> Houston, TX
> "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
> - William James -
> "We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art."
> - Henry James -