Flip Video – just what we need

Once again I need to refer to Will Richardson! He showed us Flip Video cameras at the ELH conference and explained how they made it easy to upload your movies with the USB that ‘flips’ out the side of the camera. And they’re ultra cheap at $150.00 U.S. for 60mins of recording time. I budgeted for them for our Library but have just read a comment on elearnspace saying that they are not available outside of the U.S. I can’t imagine why not. We have been doing a lot of work with digital storytelling and they would make it much easier for our students to create their own content. Hopefully we’ll be able to find a way to source them. If anyone knows anything about their availabilty in Australia I’d appreciate some info. 

Flip video

3 Replies to “Flip Video – just what we need”

  1. I’ve been looking at these for a while, but have yet to pick one up. I think have an inexpensive video solution combined with easy to use video-sharing services (e.g., youtube) will continue to push video in classrooms.

  2. Hopefully we’ll be able to get some and see how they work with our students. I’d love to see more of our kids uploading their content to Youtube where they can experience the sense of satisfaction in having others appreciate their work. Thanks for continuing to read Alec – you’re helping to keep me motivated!

  3. So, Jenny have you been able to track them in Australia yet. They look really interesting and we are about to start a digital video collaborative project. I may go and look up ebay.

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