Document cameras are shaking up education and becoming a next-gen accessory of choice for educators looking to share teaching material in fresh new ways. As the name implies, document cameras are ideal for capturing and sharing real-time video of documents, textbooks, handwritten notes, and similar. But can doc cams thrive in uses beyond the written word? To sum up the experience of these five users: absolutely.
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More and more educators are embracing the document camera as part of their ed tech arsenal. Here’s why.
There are a dizzying array of options for educators looking to embrace ed tech. But with budgets only stretching so far, teachers and IT administrators have to be choosy about which devices are right for them. Here are four reasons why many educators are choosing document cameras as the “go to” tech in their classrooms.
The Master of Multitasking
Recently, one of our customers in the United Kingdom shared an experience which plays out at K-12 schools and colleges all around the world. This customer purchased ed tech products to outfit their classrooms at the cost of tens of thousands of dollars (or pounds, as the case may be). Expensive, sure, but getting technology into the hands of teachers and students is never a bad thing.
iZiggi-HD – the affordable, wireless document camera for PC, Mac, iPad and Android tablets – has revolutionized the way educators and businesspeople share their material. But we think iZiggi-HD’s versatility can be taken one step further. That’s why we’ve developed the iZiggi API and iZiggi SDK especially for app developers.
Are you familiar with the IPEVO iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera? It uses your existing WiFi connection to wirelessly stream real-time video of documents, 3D objects and more right to your computer or tablet.
Art is a visual medium. And when you’re teaching art for an entire classroom of students, sharing different types of artwork can be a problem. That’s why more and more art teachers are turning to the IPEVO iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera to present their work in glorious HD. iZiggi-HD is small and it’s wireless, meaning you can place it most anywhere, and it’s definitely not a budget breaker. Let’s take a look at some real-life examples of the doc cam in action.
Are you using iPad or Android tablets in the classroom? IPEVO has a way to significantly increase learning opportunities with tablets. It’s called IPEVO Whiteboard, and it’s a free app that will transform the way your students interact with teaching material.
IPEVO Whiteboard allows you to share and annotate a wide range of pictures, objects, screens and text. But let’s add some visual material to this discussion, shall we? Here’s a brief introductory video with a nice overview of what Whiteboard is all about.
If your classroom curriculum has become stale, a document camera might be just the thing to reinvigorate your lessons, increase student engagement, and deliver new perspectives on conventional subject matters. IPEVO has several affordable doc cams to choose from, including the nimble and ultra-affordable Point 2 View USB Document Camera at only $69, or the wireless wonder iZiggi-HD at $159 which connects to PC, Mac and iPad without a wired connection. Let’s explore the Twitterverse and see what other educators have been up to with their IPEVO doc cams.
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