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RE: [teacherartexchange] Technology question


From: Debbie Nicholas (Debbie.Nicholas_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 30 2010 - 12:01:14 PDT

Sorry that was digital wish where you can purchase the Flip Video
cameras 2 for 1.

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From: Jean King []
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 12:17 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Technology question

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

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 -

On Jul 26, 2010, at 11:29 AM, Marvin Bartel wrote:

> The digital cameras that I have used make very nice video, but they
time-out after about 8 minutes. They work very well for short things.
You can restart the camera for another 8 minutes, if needed.
> To solve the problem of inattention, I find that demos are seldom as
good as small hands-on mini-learning rituals. Every student actively
does small sample processes that will be needed in the their upcoming
self-planned creative project. These hands-on learning rituals are a
great way to begin class. In the example of four stitches, could one
stitch would be practiced at the beginning of class in the previous
sessions while they are still working on other projects? Would this give
their minds time to come up with original ideas by the time the project
is started? Could each student keep their practice stitches so they have
these as reference as they work?
> "Tell me and I forget. Show me and my mind wonders. Have me do it and
I can't not pay attention. I remember it."
> Marvin
> On Nov 10, 2009, at 12:16 PM, <>
<> wrote:
> I am trying to put short demonstration clips on my web page. This is
something I've thought about for a long time, and this year, kind of
reached my breaking point. My 6th graders just can not listen, and I am
just worn out re-demonstrating. We are doing a weaving project involving
4 different stitches they are required to learn. My plan is to have a
video clip of directions for each stitch, and if they do not understand
it when I demonstrate it to the class, they can go to the computer and
watch the video until they get it. It will also help when a student has
been gone when I teach a new stitch, they can just watch the video.
> The problem I am having first is that my video camera is ancient, and
the only input our computers have is USB. The only output on my camera
is "Firewire", RCA, or S-video. Is there an adapter that I can use to
convert the output? I've found some options online, but want to find
something that is tried and true.
> A solution my tech guy came up with is to burn the video to a DVD. We
tried that at home, and there is something wrong with my camera, it will
not run right. It stops and cuts out. (I know, solution here is a camera
that is not 10 years old!)
> If we can't figure out an adapter of some sort, I am trying to
convince my school to buy a new camera that will record on to a memory
card or a DVD. I've also thought about using a web cam or digital camera
that does video, but am concerned about quality.
> Any ideas you've tried would be appreciated. I'm just so frustrated
that something that seems so simple is seeming to be impssible at the
moment. Hopefully I can just get my camera fixed, and get it saved to a
DVD and go from there, but I need to think ahead. Any recommendations
for a video camera?
> Thanks!
> ---Laura Drietz
> Art Teacher
> George S. Mickelson Middle School
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