The Flip Video camera is one of those technologies that has the potential to alter the way we do many things in education. Imagine a tiny video camera with image quality superior to most all cell phones, but of a size that fits in your pocket. Imagine that it has all of the software built into it to edit video and upload to the Internet. And imagine that it has its own little flip-out USB connector so that it can work with any PC. Imagine that it costs ~$125.
Imagine how instructors might use this (i.e. guest speakers recorded at conferences or elsewhere). Imagine how students might use this (i.e. to capture their own video and produce video reports to illustrate their class projects).
Here's a video my good friend and colleague Burks Oakley and I recorded last year.