Monday, April 14, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Qik - Recording and Hosting Videos From Your Phone

Qik is a new video service, still in beta, that allows users to stream video, record video, and share video directly from a cell phone to the Internet. Right now the service seems to work only with Nokia phones, but they are adding new phones all the time. Videos can be streamed and recording directly to a Qik account or to 3rd party applications like Twitter. Once the video is stored in a Qik account it can be shared or embedded into another website or service.

Applications for Education
Qik could be used by teachers and students to record presentations or film short videos by using the technology that almost every high school student and teacher carries with them. Rather than having to borrow a video camera teachers can use what is already at their disposal. Use the videos made with Qik to participate in video conversations like the Davos Question, Film Your Issue, or Global Student.

Here's the video from Robert Scoble that first tipped me off to the Qik service.