During the summer of 2009 I bought ten Vado video cameras for $40 (U.S.) each, with the intention of using them in my Grade 4 classroom.
Kids take them home, video things they want to show the class, then bring them back. I upload their short videos and show them to the class during our morning snack break. I also upload some of their stuff to YouTube - tomstermiles51 - which they love.
My students have all produced "how-to" videos - usually featuring origami projects - using these handy little cameras.
The cameras were very useful when students were practicing giving speeches.
I would like to know how other teachers and students are using cameras in their classrooms.