Using Ziggi-HD Plus as a Webcam

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, APPLICATION, All Applications, All Products) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-06-01

Have you ever thought of using a document camera as a web camera? We have the answer for you! Check out IPEVO Ziggi-HD Plus document camera, a 8 Megapixel document camera with the versatility to capture most any subject and work with most webcam applications. There are hundreds of uses for Ziggi-HD Plus as a webcam, and we have outlined a few in the short video below as a head start.

Learn How to Connect Your iZiggi-HD to IPEVO Presenter for iOS

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-05-08

Get the most out of your iZiggi-HD document camera by connecting it to your iPad using IPEVO Presenter for iOS. Then enjoy customizing different aspects of iZiggi-HD’s live stream to make it fit your lessons and presentations. Get started by following the simple steps outlined in the short video tutorial below. Happy capturing!

Create Stop-Motion Videos with IPEVO Doc Cams the Easy Way

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-02-04

Gearing up for a stop-motion video project, either as a teaching tool or for your own multimedia project? Find out how IPEVO can help! Our cameras — such as the Ziggi HD Plus — are ideal for the requirements of stop-motion, and included Presenter software makes it easier than ever to capture your images. Check out the brief video below for more info.

Learn how to easily capture and present classwork using Chromebook or Chromebox with IPEVO Presenter for Chrome

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Software and App, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-01-03

Having a Chromebook/Chromebox and a IPEVO document camera? Now you can get the most out of both by using IPEVO Presenter for Chrome. IPEVO Presenter for Chrome is packed full of features to allow you to easily capture and present classwork. With tools like Zoom, Rotate, Exposure, Resolution, Mirror and more, getting a clear image and right orientation is always quick and straightforward. So waste no time, watch the brief video tutorial we have prepared for you, and start enjoying it.

How Math Teachers are Using IPEVO Doc Cams Right Now

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, iPad in Education, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, Software and App, APPLICATION) by tracy_ipevo on 2015-12-17

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From handwritten formulas to line graphs and from geometrical shapes to protractors, math is a very visual medium. And in the classroom, sometimes it’s hard to share everyone’s work. But it becomes a lot easier with IPEVO’s signature doc cams. IPEVO has a document camera for every budget — from the ultra-affordable Point 2 View USB Doc Cam to the iZiggi-HD Wireless Doc Cam. Here’s how real math teachers have used IPEVO doc cams to engage and inspire their students by streaming real-time, high-resolution images of documents and objects.

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Here’s a tech-savvy teacher who uses his doc cam for “Past Paper Live” as he works out problems from the last quiz for the benefit of everyone:
“There has hardly been a week that’s gone by where I’ve not used the camera since I first received it. It was very easy to install and the picture quality is excellent. I have been preparing classes for their exams this month and students have enjoyed our ‘Past Paper Live’ lessons. The students attempt a question in a set time, followed by watching through the use of the camera linked to the laptop/projector the ‘perfect’ way of answering the question (modelled by myself + showing the exam mark scheme).”

Teacher Diana Marcus loves to use an IPEVO doc cam to demonstrate math games teaching specific concepts — in this case, equivalent fractions. Mrs. Marcus can demonstrate the rules of the game just one time with a doc cam, instead of using up valuable time teaching it over and over again to each small group of students.

This enterprising teacher used physical tiles to help students through a word problem about perimeters. With a doc cam, 3D objects like tiles can be easily shared with the class in real time.

Ms. Silverboard uses math journals in her class, and it’s a cinch to share each student’s journal with a doc cam. IPEVO’s lightweight doc cams can be moved around quite easily.

This teacher keeps everyone on the same page (literally) by displaying today’s lesson, concepts, formulas, and word problems.

In this classroom, the Point 2 View is hard at work sharing material for the Bridges in Mathematics program.


Here’s a teacher sharing tangram-style tiles to teach about shapes and to enrich critical thinking. With a doc cam, everyone can see a student puzzling out their own tiles.

Here is Miss Hotnisky’s 2nd grade class working through math problems as a group. Particularly for difficult concepts or when many students are stumped, it’s extremely helpful to turn individual work into a group activity.

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Second-grade math teacher Mrs. Godbout had this to say about her own doc cam, which she wirelessly streams to iPad for word problems:
“We received our Wireless Station for USB Document Camera and boy do we love it! The kids are solving math problems and correcting writing errors all with their finger and an ipad. They LOVE doing the same work that they avoid doing on paper. Thank you so much for making our learning FUN!!!!!”

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For “Pi Day,” Mr. Keltner used his IPEVO doc cam in a very fun and unusual way:
“We blew bubbles in dish soap and measured their diameter and circumference to assemble a line of best fit so students could see where the number value for Pi comes from. Students were able to watch one group’s example using the IPEVO P2V on the projector, rather than have all students huddle closely around one group and cause all sorts of interference. All in all, these IPEVO products increased the understanding, efficiency, and participation of my students and made this Pi Day lesson one they will remember.”

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Teacher James Wilmott in the United Kingdom talks about what he sees as the key benefit of a doc cam in the classroom:
“It is used most often, and I believe for me most effectively, to share examples of students work. The students really like seeing their work being displayed on the whiteboard and take great pride in this. It also provides us with an opportunity to discuss parts of the lesson that we found difficult or for other students to suggest ways in which it could be improved.”

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Math teacher Craig Kelly at Tiverton High School talks about some specific concepts he has had success presenting with a doc cam:
“Awesome!! I project students’ work and they can all celebrate a successful, well-presented example of written work. It gives the students something to aspire to. I have used the Ziggi Document Camera to demonstrate how to draw graphs and how to set up apparatus to investigate the laws of reflection and refraction. I have even used it to show the dispersion of light by a prism.”

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And finally, Stefanie Jakus at Brodnicki School in Justice, Illinois uses her doc cam to help visualize concepts, improve handwriting and notation, and even create a weather graph:
“During math we use the camera to project an example of the workpages we are completing as well as manipulatives so the entire class has a chance to visualize the concept. The camera helps in both literacy and math when showing correct letter and number formations. We used our camera yesterday to help reproduce our February weather graph!

As you can see, the possibilities of using a doc cam in the classroom are just about endless. Interested in learning more and exploring the possibilities for yourself? Check out IPEVO.com for stories, examples, tutorials, the doc cam product pages, and much more.

Learn to fully elaborate the functions in the Drawing Mode of IPEVO Annotator through this video

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Software and App, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2015-12-13

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For educators and business professionals who have been looking for an effective way to interact with their projected materials, IPEVO offers its very own IPEVO Annotator to help make their dreams a reality. From basic tools like the Brush Pen to more sophisticated tools like the Screen Shade, IPEVO Annotator comes in handy for teaching and presentation. Users can easily understand how to elaborate different functions in the Drawing Mode by watching a video tutorial like this. With the help of this video, you can become an expert of IPEVO Annotator in no time.

Get familiar with the Desktop Mode of IPEVO Annotator through this video tutorial

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Software and App, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2015-12-03

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Have you been wondering how to do more than just highlighting and onscreen annotation with IPEVO Annotator? Are you looking for a tool that allows you to save, take snapshots, and record videos of your projected materials? We have prepared a brief video tutorial to introduce the functions in IPEVO Annotator’s default Desktop Mode, and we guarantee that you will be able to achieve a whole lot more with IPEVO Annotator after watching the video. So now watch it and get yourself familiar with the Desktop Mode of IPEVO Annotator.

Care for some “hygge” this Christmas with IPEVO PadPillow?

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, APPLICATION, All Applications, All Products) by tracy_ipevo on 2015-11-27

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“Hygge”- pronounced as HYU-gah, and loosely translated as “coziness,” “togetherness” or “well-being” in English, is a cultural concept rooted deeply in the Danish life which has helped Denmark become the “happiest country on earth” despite long, dark winters. According to Denmark’s tourism bureau, “hygge” originated from a Norwegian word for “well-being”, and first appeared in Danish near the end of the 18th century. In essence, it means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. While the word “hygge” is uniquely Danish, the concept behind it isn’t. And over here at IPEVO, we do think it can be universally adapted. After all, who will refuse to be happy?

So it is in this view that we have come up with some ideas on how you can easily achieve “hygge” this Christmas with IPEVO very own PadPillow.

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Enjoying “hygge” with your family

As your loved ones gather for this festive season, it’s the perfect timing to enjoy some “hygge” with them. Curl up on the sofa, sit together on the floor, or lie around cozying up and bond over laughter through playing on your iPad or Tablets. Or enjoy some quality time together reading a good book. And you can achieve all these while using IPEVO PadPillow as a pillow stand for your iPad or Tablets, or books and magazines. Its versatile design allows it not only to hold iPad/Tablets, but also books and magazines of various sizes. In addition, it can be either fold into a compact mode or fold out to an extended mode for using on couches, chairs, beds or floor. More importantly, its cotton denim cover is soft and comfy, which is safe for both young and adults to use. So, grab one now and start enjoying your “hygge”.

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Spreading “hygge” to friends and relatives

For friends or relatives of yours whom are avid users of iPads or Tablets, spread the “hygge” to them by giving them the perfect Christmas gift this season. And IPEVO PadPillow is definitely the right choice! With its cushy, comfy and versatile design, it can be sure that your friends and relatives do not risk injuring their wrists or neck while using their iPads or Tablets for long periods. Be it lying on the floor, sitting on a lounge-style chair or lying in the bed, PadPillow had them covered, all at their comfort. Giving your friends and relatives (and their iPad or Tablet) a comfortable companion for Christmas — this act is definitely “hygge”!

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“Hygge” for your furry buddy too

What can be more “hygge” than seeing your cute buddy curling up on the sofa or your bed for a nice rest? Well, now with IPEVO PadPillow, they do have one more option to add on to that “hygge”. As the saying goes “good things are meant to be shared” — we all love our iPad, and our iPad loves sitting on the PadPillow, and so don’t be surprised if your adorably buddy comes to appreciate the PadPillow too. Its huggable nature is one of the reasons why we (and they) like it so much. So watch as your buddy sits comfortably on the PadPillow, or lies completely flat on it for a sweet dream. It just totally melts your heart and makes their cuteness even more irresistible. Ahhh~~ That is so ~~“hygge”!

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So be it enjoying “hygge” with your family, spreading it to friends and relatives, or watching your furry buddy loving it, wait no further and have a taste of “hygge” this Christmas with IPEVO PadPillow.

Introducing the new IPEVO Presenter app for iPad

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, iPad in Education, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Software and App, APPLICATION) by tracy_ipevo on 2015-11-26

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Are you still looking for a way to access more camera features while using iZiggi-HD with your iPad? Now we have that covered for you. Introducing the new IPEVO Presenter app for iPad – with it, you can access advanced camera settings while using your iZiggi-HD with your iPad. Additionally, the app also comes with simple annotation features that allow you to annotate and highlight on the live view. It makes file management and access easier than ever before with a Review Mode. Now, watch the introductory video and download the app to start enjoying the convenience it brings to you.

The Art of Blending-When learning, playing and technology come successfully together

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, iPad in Education, IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System, Software and App, APPLICATION) by tracy_ipevo on 2015-11-22

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What happens when learning, playing and technology come successfully together? The result — Masters of Play x IPEVO, a collaboration between Finland based artist Arlene Tucker and IPEVO Inc. Masters of Play is a workshop designed and conducted personally by Arlene with the aim of integrating New Media with Performance and Drawing using technology. Arlene has long been an avid user of IPEVO products, as she loves the ease of use and the portability. And with much honor, IPEVO invited Arlene to Taiwan this summer, bringing with her the much anticipated Masters of Play workshop, which was held over 5 days with 16 participants aged 7 or below.
This is not the first collaboration between IPEVO and Arlene, the first being Dear You international art exchange program, which revolved around classroom-to-classroom artwork sharing and cultural exchanges between countries using IPEVO technology. And this time round, Arlene seeks to further enrich her Masters of Play workshop and entice her young participants by incorporating the positive use of IPEVO technology. So let’s take a look at how Arlene did it!

A new drawing medium — IPEVO IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System

Drawing is a big part of this workshop — drawing is fun, and drawing helps bring out the inner artists of the young participants and allows them to freely express their thoughts.

Besides encouraging and letting the participants to draw using conventional mediums such as paintbrush, crayons, color pencils, watercolors or ink throughout the workshop, Arlene took the step further by introducing a new drawing medium to them — IPEVO IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System. The IW2 is a 3-piece device consisting a Sensor Cam, Interactive Pen and Wireless Receiver, and when used together with a PC or Mac and a projector, it could turn most any surface interactive, changing the surface into an interactive whiteboard instantly.

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And setting IW2 up is easy, it only takes a couple of minutes. For detailed instructions on setting IW2 up, please refer to the following video tutorial https://vimeo.com/129763268.

For a start, Arlene would like the participants to familiarize themselves with the IW2. Hence, Arlene set up the IW2, pulled up the free IPEVO Annotator software, projected a world map onto the projection screen, do a quick introduction on Finland, and invited the participants to draw what they thought the flight route from Finland to Taiwan would be like using the Interactive Pen of IW2.

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Arlene giving a short introduction on Finland

The young participants were really engaged, their responses were overwhelming, and they came up with all sorts of different, interesting flight routes. They even used the different colors available in the Annotator software to color code their respective flight routes.

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Look at my flight routes!

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Choosing colors for flight routes

And in no time, all the participants had gotten the hang of using IW2.
Further down the line, Arlene projected pictures of the participants (taken throughout the workshop) onto the screen, and challenged them to think out of the box by turning their original pictures into something different through adding drawings onto the pictures using IW2. It was amazing to see how creative and imaginative these young kids were: some of them fancifully decorated their pictures with wings or feelers, turning themselves into butterflies or bees; some changed the colors of their skin and clothing to their likings, and some added hats and shades for a summer look. It was magical for the kids to see their appearances changed within simple touches, and they really enjoyed this newfound medium of drawing.

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Turning iPads into interactive drawing canvas with IPEVO Whiteboard app

Although the IW2 was a big attraction, there was only one projection screen available for one participant to use it at a time. Hence, in order to ensure that all the participants had their fair chance with IW2, taking turns was necessary. This was when Arlene divided the participants into smaller groups of three or four, and handed out iPads to those groups who were not using the IW2.

Prior to handing out the iPads, Arlene had the same set of pictures (of the participants) transferred to the iPads. In addition, IPEVO Whiteboard app was also installed on the iPads. As the Whiteboard app is a free app for iPad and Android Tablet that allows users to draw, annotate and add text directly onto blank “whiteboards” or live images coming from sources such as a connected IPEVO document camera, iPad’s real-time camera image, or a Photo Library image, with this app installed, the participants could achieve the same magical drawing effects on the iPads as with the IW2.

And the results? The young participants were similarly enticed.

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Drawing on iPads with the IPEVO Whiteboard app

This proved to be another innovative way for the participants to have a hands-on experience with interactive drawing using IPEVO technology.

Going beyond documents with iZiggi-HD wireless document camera

Just as Arlene opened the minds of the young participants with new drawing medium, it was also an eye-opener for us to see how Arlene stretched the use of IPEVO iZiggi-HD wireless document cam. iZigg-HD is a wireless doc cam designed to connect wirelessly to iPad, Android Tablet, PC or Mac, giving you the freedom to capture and present materials anywhere in the classroom, office, or out on a field trip.

With this “freedom” in mind, Arlene went beyond the usual way of using iZiggi-HD to capture documents or share participants’ artworks to capturing the real-time actions and reactions of the participants for an on-going activity. First, Arlene had a Macbook set up with the IW2, then she had an iZiggi-HD connected wirelessly to the same Macbook, and finally, she pointed the iZiggi-HD at the participants during one of the activities. There was a wave of excitement and anticipation as the kids looked amusingly at their own live images being projected onto the projection screen.

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I saw myself on the screen!

Instructions were then given for them to work together as a group to form different shapes while keeping their hands held together.

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Thinking how to form the required shapes

At the same time, iZiggi-HD was used to capture the whole process and to stream their live action onto the projection screen. And once they had successfully formed the required shape, Arlene started to draw on their projected live images using the IW2. They were immediately turned into raindrops, apples trees and much more. Excitement grew, and the kids added an extra element of interactivity by making faces and jumping about, creating “smiling” raindrops and “jumping” apples.

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We are an apple tree!

The kids also had their turn to draw, expressing their creativity by changing their fellow participants into something dramatically different. It was definitely one of the highlights of the workshop!

Throughout the 5 days of workshop, it was heartening for both Arlene and for us at IPEVO to see that learning, playing and technology can indeed integrate seamlessly and successfully, as long as we have the right blend of all three elements. And so we called this success – “The Art of Blending”.