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Re: [teacherartexchange] Technology question


From: Diane Gregory (gregory.diane55_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jul 27 2010 - 14:57:28 PDT

Hey Melissa,

The following video camera has been recommended to me for my online courses:

Sony - Handycam Digital Camcorder with 120GB Hard Drive and 2.7" LCD Monitor –

Do you know anything about this video camera?

It is of course more expensive than the flip video camera. But it does produce
medium level results. It has more bells and whistles and some may think it is
more difficult to operate than the flip video camera. I do want good results.
It doesn't need to be professional grade but I do want to have it look and sound
pretty good! :-)


> > 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 it’s a good
>one to take on a field trip.

> What I don’t like (or limitations): microphone is so-so and the zoom is not
>much. So if you’re hoping to record a play or performance, it may have a
>difficult time picking up kids’ voices and closeups of their smiling faces.
> Melissa
> 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
> >
> > 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 -
> >
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