The Intel Play Digital Movie Creator, an easy-to-use digital video camera designed specifically for children, is a great way to introduce students to storytelling at a young age.
The device enables children to film their own movies by capturing up to four minutes of video and audio or hundreds of snapshots at one time. Once all the footage has been shot, children can use a computer to enhance the film with titles, transitions, special effects, and sounds. Students can watch their movies on the computer and send them to their teacher or parents via the internet.
The suggested price for the Digital Movie Creator is $99. This price includes a camera with a built-in microphone, camera base with a connected USB cable, movie-making software on CD-ROM containing stock footage from National Geographic and NASA, and an activity guide.