Introducing Flip Video!
Have you heard about this product?
It is a tiny digital camcorder with a 'signature flip-out USB arm' that allows you to take pristine video with surprising ease.
Simply capture a moment and easily transfer it to any computer. No cords, no wires, no fuss.
The technology is getting better all the time.
This product is new to me as well. Lauren has one that she has been using and I saw that our school just got a delivery of several more.
I find the idea of these little gems especially intriguing at the moment because I am currently videotaping my students as they read. Over the years I have come to realize that doing a running record and miscue analysis with Deaf or hard of hearing students becomes easier if you can videotape it and analyze it at a later sitting.
The Flip Video recorders are changing the landscape. Now teachers can tap into new areas of documentation. We can easily record and share daily happening, trips, reading and writing celebrations, use it as a teaching tool to show our students how they read or interact, improve our own practices through self reflection by watching ourselves at work and honor our students in countless unique ways.
I can't wait to experiment with it.
As my nephew Randy would say "Yippee Skippie!"