I have spent the day with the students of Upper Harbour Primary. We have been looking at using tools such as the iPad to capture change over time using apps such as those highlighted here. They will be using their iPad or iPod’s next year to capture this kind of change over time. The web cams in their computers can also be used to record time lapse videos really easily by downloading and installing the free version of Sam Animation from Tufts University.
The following site has some good examples of time lapse in the wild, to get students thinking about what they could make the focus of their time lapse work. However, speeding up the world of the slow in the class or the school environment is made easy with the techniques I demonstrated to the students today. Once I got home I set up my camera and took the following study of the clouds.