Top tips for using a pocket video camera in the classroom (and more)

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(Posted by Dughall)

Tom Barrett is a Primary teacher from Nottinghamshire who seems to be embracing technology in innovative and exciting ways. A recent blog post of his is about ‘Using Smart Notebook and Google Earth for 3D Shape’. Tom is also a huge fan of Twitter, the increasingly popular microblogging site that boasts the likes of Stephen Fry, Jonathan Ross and Philip Schofield amongst it’s celebrity adherents. It even featured on BBC Breakfast News last Saturday.

Anyway, Tom has recently taken receipt of a job-lot of the excellent Flip Mino pocket-sized video camera and was keen to investigate examples of good practice from anyone based in schools. His strategy was to start a shared presentation using Google Docs and then invite his ‘followers’ on Twitter to contribute their ideas in the form of new slides. At the time of posting, the number of slides/ideas is in excess of 20. The presentation is here. Why don’t you add a slide or two with your own idea(s)?

You can now see 100(plus) interesting ways… in 4 categories on his blog - these include: Using your IWB, Using Google Earth, Using Google Docs, and of course Using a pocket video camera in the classroom.

What I like about this example is how Web 2.0 tools are being used to facilitate connections, conversations, and collaborations to produce something new, unique and useful.

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