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Flip Video Basics

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Flip Video Spotlight Camcorder Basics

Review: Pure Digital Technologies Flip Video Camera

Flip Promo Video

Shots, Moves, Tips and Techniques for a Great Video

Flip Video Spotlight Shooting Tips

  • Keep it steady
  • Pan slowly
  • Use digital zoom sparingly; physically moving is better
  • Use a tripod when available
  • Microphone is on the camera, stay close to main sound source
  • Be conscious of background noise
  • Keep sunlight at the shooter's back; avoid backlight
  • Use more than one artificial light source

Classroom Application

40 Interesting Ways to use your Pocket Video
Camera in the Classroom by Tom Barrett


Movie Making in the Classroom http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2010/01/movie-making.html

Ideas for using this with Flip for education from the Berkeley Group
  1. Interviews of community members
  2. Daily commentary on news events
  3. Digital Story telling
  4. Tape kids who are a language class and have them subtitle the video in English
  5. Skits
  6. Creative Video Projects
  7. Uploading some videos to your school's website of kids telling of important school events coming up
  8. Have students tape their speeches
  9. Science Fair projects
  10. Distance collaboration
  11. History Reports
  12. Use text on paper and teaching 1st grade you can still write a story and not have to type
  13. Write on a clear plastic and film it 
  14. Give the kids the camera and make the presentation
  15. Give the camera to kids to make 4th grade video tutorials with easy software to edit
  16. Use an LCD projector to tape a lab demo and then stop and show - and show it again and again
  17. Pre and post assessment for unit questions 
  18. Behavior
  19. Professional development - share mini things from our classroom with other teachers
  20. Open house or back to school to document learning from beginning to end
  21. Global collaborative - partner classes - for earth day share with other students from around the world
  22. Promethean - two schools sharing and predicting what is on the beach in Oakland and Hawaii
  23. Students learn about poetry - make a video reciting the poem 
  24. Reading strategies - visually represent these strategies for students
  25. Edutopia - all digital - what kids and teachers are doing in the classroom. Digital Generation Project 
  26. Create a base of short video - how to pick a just right book made by kids
  27. Social studies - ancient greece and city states - video the performance
  28. Book talks - with primary, bring in the favorite book
  29. Exceptional students can use this to demonstrate learning
  30. Using cameras in the IEP process
  31. Publishing book reviews 
  32. Plant your garden - how things grow (build a stand)
  33. Use the camera that students can use in their electronic portfolio
  34. Sequencing - have the primary to do something and put events in order
  35. Filming peers - document and logs
  36. Miscue analysis
  37. Teacher education - guided reading
  38. Film classroom presentations so kids can view and critique - every single week - author's chair, and use as a teaching tool. 
  39. Leave it out next to your computer - aren't you going to "Flip" something today?
  40. Math: record the steps of a math problem with explanations; find math in nature; find math in everyday items
  41. ELA: act out a scene from a book; narrate a story; record students reading poetry for a virtual poetry jam; oral communication – turn a persuasive essay into a commercial
  42. Science: demo/create ‘how-to’s for experiments; record labs/dissections/demonstrations
  43. Social Studies: conduct an interview of a famous person from history/person from another culture; conduct “man on the street” interviews based on history/cultures; re-create a famous speech; create a commercial – “why you should visit…”
  44. Performing Arts: demonstrate basics of an instrument/parts/hand positioning; create a warm-up video for others to follow along; record yourself and critique
  45. PE: demonstrate rules of a game; make a workout video
  46. Health: create a PSA for saying no to drugs, not smoking, how to avoid peer pressure, etc; lunchtime tour/interview kids about what they eat for lunch at school;
  47. Electives: computers: parts of a computer/demo ergonomic positioning; student aids: conduct a school tour; other electives: use one of the above ideas to tie your elective focus into other curricular areas.
    Ideas for Use in Education
    1. Math in middle school. If students miss how to bisect an angle with a compas - maybe make a video of it - 30 seconds for review
    2. Independent study - email the movie to an account too
    3. Reading - taking video shots
    4. Video reflection to self
    5. Collect clips over time - messages to self
    6. Back to school night - make quick videos of things - routinues around the classroom (talk less) e.g. supplies we need etc
    7. Poetry video - in groups - recite a poem with mood and tone - all differently
    8. Art - see the smartboard background as the picture and the students dress up as part of the artist life= video the students
    9. social studies - 60 second documentary
    10. class reponse to a topic - and collect the group response - another way to have a class video book
    11. Problem solution letter with a video you'd send to your representative 
    12. Book talks - each students brings in their favorite book - they say why it is their favorite, character  etc
    13. highlights of the year - use the camera for field trips - kids do it instead of 'me' doing it.
    14. How to's
    15. Social stories using the kids
    16. sequencing with younger kids - using the editing software and have them do this tactile way
    17. The teacher has the camera in the classroom, film the students all the time - it improved their oral presentation
    18. Class proceedures
    19. Discipline - document - caught being good
    20. Any kind of interview
    21. Review game - with the camera available in the classroom - interview a few kids.
    22. Record your lecture - key points
    23. Drama - monologues
    24. Solano County Office- project using Flip in the IEP process to share with parents
    25. Vocabulary - 

Pre-K Pages Showing How to Use the Flip

eHow on How to Use Flip Cameras in the Classroom http://www.ehow.com/how_5257011_use-flip-cameras-classroom.html

Teacher Tube Video Playlist for Flip http://www.teachertube.com/videoList.php?pg=videonew&tags=flip

BLOG about use of FLIP in Education http://tnttips.blogspot.com/2008/10/flip-video-cameras-in-classroom.html 

Mr. Warner Using Flip Video in the classroom http://www.mrwarner.com/2008/07/using-flip-video-in-the-classroom/

Video in the Classroom http://www.videointheclassroom.com/

Flip Video and Moviemaking https://chrisgoodson.wikispaces.com/Flip+Video?f=print

Flip Questions and Answers (Download Latest Software) http://puredigital.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/puredigital.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php

http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/ (Tom Barrett's Blog: ICT in my Classroom)
http://shareit.yhgfl.net/kirklees/kcyps/?tag=tom-barrett (Primary Bits and Bytes-Top tips for using a pocket video camera in the classroom (and more). Blog of Fiona Denham and Dughall McCormick, educational ICT for primary schools in Kirklees LA.
http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_6tv55j7g9 (Tom Barrett: Google slides for 40 Interesting Ways to Use your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom)
http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/2009/02/11/flippin-nora/ (Tom Barrett: staff ideas for ways they are using Flip Mino in the classroom-Nursery through Year 6)
http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.php?itemID=193 (A day with fractions. An example of video created by students to explain fractions.)
http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/collection.php?collection=7 (Apple learning exchange featuring use of videos in the classroom. Lesson plans and resources for different curriculum subjects.)
http://www.mrwarner.com/2008/07/using-flip-video-in-the-classroom/ (A post describing the use of the Flip camera in a Grade 5 class.)
http://www.needleworkspictures.com/vic/ (Mathew Needlemans' site: Digital Storytelling the the elementary grades...and beyond)
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/06/05/the-best-sources-for-advice-on-using-flip-video-cameras/ (Larry Ferlazzo: The Best Sources for Advice on Using Flip Video Cameras)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh6s9gNoFro (YouTube: How to Use a Flip Video Camera)
http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7043.pdf (PDF document from Educause: 7 Things You Should Know about Flip Camcorders
http://nnorris.edublogs.org/2008/06/12/the-flip-worth-the-hassle/ (Nadine Norris: The Flip...Worth the Hassle-screenshots for use on a Mac computer and suggested uses in classroom)
http://techchicktips.net/2008/05/02/flip-video-day-two/ (TechChickTips: Flip video Day Two)
http://sites.google.com/site/digitalliteracyworkshop/flipcameras (Martha Thornburgh-Digital Literacy Workshops: Flip Cameras)
http://marynabadenhorst.globalteacher.org.au/flips/(Maryna Badenhorst/Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age: fantastic compilation of links and resources for flip cameras)
http://learninginhand.com/blog/2008/10/flip-video-camera.html (Tony Vincent/Learning in Hand: Flip Video Camera)
http://www.digmo.co.uk/news/hardware/10-education-uses-for-flip-video/ (Digmo: Ten Educational Uses for Flip Video)
http://murcha.wordpress.com/2008/05/14/my-new-flip-video/ (My New Flip Video)
http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/Photo/digitalvid/ (Shamblesguru/Chris Smith: multiple resources for flip video and digital video cameras)
http://www.slideshare.net/mbelinsky/forty-interesting-ways-to-use-your-pocket-video-camera-in-the-classroom (Slideshare version of Tom Barrett's presentation of 40 Interesting Ways to Use your Pocket Video Camera)
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/video_editing_20_8_ways_to_remix_videos.php (Video editing online tools)

Ideas for use of the FLIP:
Posted by: ZillaPhotography.com | Mar 27, 2008 9:45:59 AM

I purchased a Flip several months ago and love using it for short, quick videos of my grandchildren, and classroom clips. I also have an iPod Touch and was able to move the movies from Flip to my iPod Touch so I can carry them with me at all times. It's like having a video library of photos in my purse. Now I can really put everyone asleep showing pictures of my grandchildren. In order to get them to my Touch, I moved the videos (already downsized for emailing purposes) to the Movie section of my iTunes and then used the Advanced feature of iTunes and converted them to load onto my iPod. I had two copies of the movie in my iTunes but when I selected the one to move to my iPod (in the Sync manager), I would always put a check mark next to the second one and it would Sync perfectly. 

Also...another feature I love about the Flip is the ability to "snap" a picture from the video clips. I can look at my video clip, a frame at a time, and when I come to a frame I really like, I can extract that frame out of the video to my desktop as a .jpg photo. That's awesome for someone who is really trying to capture a great still picture. 

Hope these comments help you enjoy your Flip even more.

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Video Resources for the Classroom http://www.cpsb.org/presentations/video/








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