Flip videos are a great way of recording in science. Children can record their observations and explanations during a practical activity, create an end product from a series of science lessons and evaluate their ideas, to name but a few uses. For the teacher it is a very quick method to set a challenge, to produce a starter and to capture information in a spoken form.
Flip Video Examples
Easiscopes are a very simple tool for gaining amazing pictures of everyday objects. They can be used for close up observations of objects, quizzes which focus on identifying objects from close ups, matching activities (close up picture to an object) or for showing features of things e.g. surfaces for friction. Easiscopes are available from TTS.
Class clips are a set of online resources from the BBC. Search the site to find short video and audio clips for use in lessons. All subject areas have content. Have a look at a couple of the examples below. Could your children make something similar using Windows Moviemaker?
Visualisers enable pupils and teachers to share visual images, writing and the like, instantly with their colleagues. They can also be used to good effect in science to display objects to the whole class.
Real Player SP is a free download and allows you to save any streaming videos i.e. Teachers TV, YouTube, Class clips etc so that they can be used even when you don’t have internet connectivity. They can be added immediately to SMART Notebook and ACTIVInspire files. http://uk.real.com/realplayer/