videcocameras.jpg


Video Cameras

in the

Languages Classroom








My favourite video camera for the classroom is the Flip Video because it is so simple and easy to use, even for little Prep or Grade 1 hands! Also, the fact that you can plug the camera into a computer via its USB connection and take the videos of using the software that is already installed on the camera make it a winner for me. Kids were always keen to get their hands on the cameras and run off to a corner of the classroom, the corridor, or the oval and make a little video of themselves speaking Chinese. The didn't need me to show them how to use the camera - off they went to figure it out themselves really quickly!

CLASSROOM IDEAS FOR VIDEO CAMERAS

  • working in small groups students can make instructional videos for their classmates - physical or virtual. The Little Language Experts project had students in small groups make video lessons on different topics to teach to another class.
  • students can make a quick video of their understanding of certain phrases or words. The student behind the camera could be narrating as the other student acts out the meanings of words or phrases silently.
  • one or two students could roam the classroom catching moments of language learning by the other students. This video could then be shown to the class and each student could explain what they had learned and how.
  • Videos can then be quickly and easily shown to the class without need of editing - and students need to know beforehand that there will be no time for editing. What you do is what you show.

Students Creating With a Flip Video - students working in a small group to create a video that explains come basic Chinese phrases.


Jumping and Flipping Over A Video Camera - showing the engagement of students in using a video camera and seeing themselves on it!






ADD YOUR TIPS, TRICKS & IDEAS HERE


How do you use video in your languages classroom?

To add a link, click the Edit button in the top right hand corner, then type your text. Highlight it then click on the 'Link' button on the toolbar. Follow the prompts then click save. If you have any trouble, you can contact me and I'll add it for you if you like.


Like to BUY FLIP VIDEO CAMERA AND NOKIA N95 ?

You can also get the Flips from a great Educational Technology Supplier ITmadeSimple.com






Image: 'Flip Video Camera vs. Nokia N95' from www.flickr.com/photos/48600103384@N01/2076780738