Does anyone use FlipVideo to make class movies?

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  1. zoerba

    zoerba Comrade

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    I have been inspired by Beth Newingham and am wanting to make classroom movies this upcoming year. I saw the Flip video camera at the store and it looks soooo easy to use. I thought it could be perfect for classroom use.

    Any teachers out there already using it? If so, how does it work?

    If you have no idea what I'm talking about....
    http://theflip.com/

    It's the size of a cell phone but takes 30-60 minutes of video (depending on the model) and plugs right into your USB port. :eek:
     
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    We just got the cameras about 2 months before school let out. I have not had a chance to play with it yet. I'm looking forward to doing tons with it next year. I see a lot of classroom movies in my future.
     
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    I have a Flip Video camera and I LOVE IT! It's so easy to use!!!

    Your videos can only be an hour long, but then you can upload them to your computer and begin again.

    This is the easiest-to-use camera EVER.

    Mine's orange and white. Which one did you get?

    (I actually won mine. FREEBIE!)
     
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    I love my Flip video! I found mine at Target on clearance for about $40! It's the 30-minute model, but it's great for things like Reader's Theaters! My kids LOVED seeing themselves on screen! It was also useful to tape a model group and then dissect it with the class,
     
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    I have this one:

    http://www.mysmallwonder.com/

    It is cheaper than the Flip. I use it a lot and post the videos on my web page. The kids and parents love it!
     
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    heh...that RCA Small Wonder is the EXACT same thing a a Flip video!
     
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    Yes it is, they both work great and do the exact same thing. I found the Small Wonder cheaper so I got that one. It is so much fun for me and the kids!
     
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    How much did you pay for the Small Wonder?
     
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    What would one use this for in the classroom?
     
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    The RCA smallwonder looks cool! I wonder how it compares with the flipvideo?

    Is the flipvideo compatible with movie making software?

    I don't have one yet but am pretty sure I'll be buying one soon. The possibilities are endless and I'm excited!

    Plays
    Reader's Theater
    Book Reports
    Class News
    Model Lessons
     
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    I think I paid about $60 for the Small Wonder. I found it on sale the day after Thanksgiving. I like the built in software that it has. It also can use a SD card to hold more video. The built in software lets you put clips together to create a longer movie and I am pretty sure it can be used with Microsoft Movie Maker. I haven't tried it yet with iMovie but maybe I'll play around with it this summer and see what happens. I have used it to record parts of our Christmas concert, presentations given by the students, readers theater and just fun stuff in the classroom. Then I post it on my webpage. Lots of fun!
     
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    Our PTO just purchased a couple of these for my school. I can't wait to try them.
     
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    Just curious??
    Is there a way to zoom on it?
    Is it easy to create still pictures?
     
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    Anyone have any more info on this?
     

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