A Smart and Intuitive Way to Scanning — IPEVO Presenter’s Auto-Crop

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Software and App, APPLICATION) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-05-09

Having piles of handouts, documents, photos, business cards or books that you need to digitize yet finding it highly inconvenient and time-consuming to do all the scanning? Not to worry, IPEVO is here to help. Presenting IPEVO Presenter’s Auto-Crop function — a smart and intuitive way to scan it all! With Auto-Crop, all it takes is just a click to auto-detect your document, straighten and auto-crop it, and then saving it as a jpg image. You can even export it as a PDF file for further archiving! See how easily it can be done.

So wait no longer and come try out IPEVO Presenter’s Auto-Crop. We bet you’ll love it. Happy scanning!

Optimize Your Scanning Experience with IPEVO

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, APPLICATION, All Applications) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-04-05

When it comes to scanning documents, the first scanning device that comes to your mind would most probably be a scanner. Or perhaps, a cellphone with a scanning app installed. However, as we all know, conventional scanners tend to be bulky and slow in speed, while scanning with a cellphone usually involves awkwardly holding it for larger documents. In light of these, IPEVO is super excited to roll out a new “Auto-Crop” function (for Presenter software) that aims at powering up your IPEVO doc cam as a scanner and helps optimize your whole scanning experience! Let’s take a look at how you can benefit from using IPEVO products!

Note: “Auto-Crop” is only available for OS X 10.10 and above, or Windows 7 and above.

Small footprint

Unlike conventional scanners, IPEVO range of doc cams — P2V, VZ-1 HD and Ziggi-HD Plus — are space saving and portable as they have relatively small footprint. You can place them on a table or an AV cart and still enjoy plenty of working space, or, when required, you can swapped them easily between rooms. They are ideal for settings where space is at a premium and when they need to be used in different rooms.

Versatile and fast speed

All IPEVO doc cams feature multi-jointed stand that allows you to easily position them at different height for scanning documents. They also feature detachable (P2V) or swiveling (VZ-1 HD and Ziggi-HD Plus) camera head that enables you to capture documents at different angles. In addition, you can safely place them on a stack of books for scanning larger documents and not worrying about them toppling as they come with weighted base. Also, as there are no “real scanning” involved — IPEVO doc cams take snapshots of your documents at a chosen resolution and then saving them as jpg or pdf files — the time taken is greatly reduced.

Ability to change document ratio

You may be wondering, what’s document ratio? To put it simply, document ratio is the width to height ratio of a document, and changing the ratio will zoom, stretch or shrink the scanned image. The document ratio can be changed by selecting a particular ratio under Presenter’s “Auto-Crop”. From there, the resultant image of the scanned document would be converted to that ratio. For example, you can scan an A4 document to an image with US Letter ratio by choosing “US Letter”. And if you were to print out this resultant image, it will fit perfectly onto a letter-sized paper. Choose “Auto” if you are good with the original document ratio and just need a quick scan. Or, choose “Custom Ratio” if you need a ratio that is not listed in the drop-down menu.

Auto-cropping and straightening

After you’ve chosen your preferred document ratio, everything else is simply intuitive. Just place the document under the IPEVO doc cam (no worries about getting the right angle or perspective), press the “Auto-Crop” button, and voila! You’ve the document scanned in your desired ratio, auto-cropped and straightened up. That’s it, sweet and simple.

Easy management and quick sharing

Presenter also offers a variety of options for you to manage, archive or share your scanned images. Go into Presenter’s Review Mode and right click on an image to rotate, rename or add it to an album. You can also split a double-page scanned image into half and save the split images as a single PDF with the “Split Image” function. This comes in handy for archiving double-paged books, magazines and more. There’s also a “Share” function that allows you to share your scanned images instantly to your favorite social media platforms. Saving and syncing the images directly to Google Drive or Dropbox is also achievable by using the “Custom File Saving Settings” function. Saving, managing and sharing have never been so easy!

Aren’t you tempted to use a IPEVO doc cam for scanning after looking at the list of benefits we’ve put together? Wait no more and grab a IPEVO doc cam and install the updated version of Presenter to start enjoying an optimized scanning experience!

Turn IPEVO doc cams visually impaired friendly with “Video Filters” of Presenter

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Software and App, APPLICATION) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-03-13

We understand that most visually impaired people have found limited use for a normal doc cam as it doesn’t cater to their needs. That’s why we’ve added “Video Filters” to our Presenter software which then turns our doc cams visually impaired friendly and increase their usability. Now, take advantage of these filters and make your lessons, presentations or demonstrations friendly and engaging for all!

Rekindling Your Love for Point 2 View (P2V)

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, Software and App, APPLICATION, All Products, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-03-02

It has been a little more than seven years since we launched the Point 2 View (P2V) document camera for sale. Seven years is a long time, we know, and many things can happen during those seven years that make you love or hate that simple, basic little guy which you had your eyes fixed on when you both first met. Just as couples do fight or quarrel, we totally understand it if both of you are in the downs of your relationship. However, looking at the sales numbers, we’re glad to know that you’re still loving him and not ditching him anytime yet. But, it’s also about time to spice up your relationship! Let’s see what help you can get from our latest version of Presenter software:

1. Video Recording

This incredibly useful feature was only added to version 3 (Mac) and version 4 (Windows) of Presenter. It opened up a whole new possibility of interactive teaching and learning ranging from creating flipped classroom videos to v-blogs.

2. Time-lapse shooting for archiving materials

This feature allows you to automate a shooting schedule for taking snapshots. It’s ideal and effort saving when you need to archive materials.

3. Split Image for managing digitalized materials

Do more for less with this newly added feature. It allows you to manage your digitalized materials by splitting 2-pages-in-1 images into two pages respectively and then saving all of them into a neat, single PDF file all at once.

4. Text-To-Speech (multi-language support)

Text-To-Speech converts text images into editable text and then read the text aloud. It’s a fantastic way for learning through audio and helping users with reading challenges and/or dyslexia.

5. Video filters for helping visually impaired users

With the added video filters, P2V is immediately turned into a visually impaired friendly doc cam that allows VI users to view their materials far more easily and clearly.

6. Have fun scanning QR Codes and sharing your images

“Scan QR Code” and “Share” are two features that we’ve included to add on to the fun of using P2V. You can now set up QR stations for self-directed learning and instantly share any images taken with P2V to your favorite social media within a few clicks.

7. Scan documents effortlessly

Besides showing live stream and taking snapshots, you can also now scan documents, photos, business cards and more effortlessly with P2V by using the newly added “Aut0-Crop” feature. We’ve even made this feature so intuitive that one click is just what it takes to auto-detect, auto-crop and straighten up your document before saving it as a jpg image. You can then export the resultant image as a PDF file for further archiving.

We are thankful for your continuous love and support for our little guy throughout these years. In return, we are presenting you an exclusive deal on Amazon that features our little guy and IPEVO Notebook as a bundle. You’ll receive the little guy and a pack of our IPEVO Notebook all at a price of $69. Plus, free standard shipping is provided! So do catch this deal while it’s still available and enjoy your rekindled romance!

Catch this exclusive deal on Amazon!

Save time & effort when digitalizing materials with “Split Image”

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Software and App, APPLICATION) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-02-14

Using IPEVO doc cams for digitalizing/archiving books or other materials? IPEVO Presenter now includes a newly added “Split Image” feature that makes the process much more time and effort saving! With this new feature, you can split 2-pages-in-1 images into two pages respectively and then save all of them into a neat, single PDF file all at once! So, watch this video and start digitalizing now.

Adding an Interactive Element to Your Lessons with IPEVO

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Education, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera, All Applications, All Products) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-01-12

2017 has just begun, and if you’re a teacher who is looking to add an interactive element to your lessons, this is the right place to start! Regardless of your budget, IPEVO has the right solution for you with our range of simple, powerful yet affordable classroom tech products.

IPEVO Notebook

First up is the latest offering from IPEVO — the IPEVO Notebook. At 5.83″ by 8.27″ (A5-sized), this notebook may seem pretty ordinary at first glance, but hey, “never judge a book by its cover”! Though small in size, we’ve managed to pack some impressive features into it.
Weighing 148 gsm and standing at 100 Ib, the PEFC certified paper we’ve chosen for this notebook is bleed-through and feathering resistant. It’s also been tested to perform flawlessly with a wide variety of different pen and ink combinations making it great for writing, note-taking, journaling, drawing, sketchnoting and more! And with its premium smyth-sewn binding, you can lay it flat completely for working on both sides of the pages. Take it a step further by pairing it with one of our doc cams and you’ll be able to instantly capture, share or present the contents of your notebook. It’s definitely a great and reliable way to create a two-way interactive learning process where you could share your notes/thoughts with your students, and having them share their notes/thoughts with you (and the rest of the class).

Capture, share or present your notes/thoughts with the class using IPEVO Notebook and IPEVO doc cam

IPEVO Document Cameras

As teachers (and students) all know, document cameras have been proven in one way or another to be a valuable asset to the classroom as they improve students’ learning by making the learning process interactive and engaging. At IPEVO, we offer a range of highly useful and highly affordable document cameras to help you start the learning process off right. Here are some of the highlights:

The hotcake — Ziggi-HD Plus

With its powerful 8 megapixels camera and versatility to capture fine details of your material, high performance under low lighting conditions, high frame rate, faster focusing time, and a price under $100, it’s no wonder that our Ziggi-HD Plus is flying off the shelves like hotcakes!

Wireless freedom — iZiggi-HD

Enjoy wireless freedom like you never had before with our iZiggi-HD. It can connect wirelessly to an iPad, Android Tablet, and even Apple TV to stream your material. And with its wireless capability, you’ll be able to bring the iZiggi-HD (and teaching material) directly to your students for a new level of interactive learning and collaboration.

Dual mode, double flexibility — VZ-1 HD

Our VGA/USB dual mode VZ-1 HD provides two connection options –a VGA connection to stream directly to your projector, or a USB connection to a computer. In either case, you’ll enjoy high-quality capture for your material. This flexibility definitely helps when you don’t have a computer on hand.

Best for the wallet — Point 2 View (P2V)

P2V doc cam is our most affordable doc cam. At just $69, this tiny, ultra-portable doc cam is a huge beast — 2 megapixels camera, excellent macro mode, three points of articulation and so forth — which makes it a perfect mobile solution for teaching, presentations, distance learning, and video communication of all types, all without burning a hole in your pocket.

Enjoy wireless freedom with our iZiggi-HD wireless doc cam

Exclusive deals

We understand that school budgets can get tight at times, therefore, we’re prepared to offer deals that help stretch your dollar. Look out for this exclusive deal on Amazon that features our P2V doc cam and IPEVO Notebook as a bundle. You’ll receive our extremely popular P2V doc cam and a pack of our IPEVO Notebook all at a price of $69. Plus, free standard shipping is provided! In addition, we’ve also prepared a IPEVO Notebook Giveaway. Just enter and stand a chance to win a pack of IPEVO notebook for free. So do catch the deals while they’re still available and charm your students with the beauty and interactivity of IPEVO products. What a way to begin 2017!

Enjoy this exclusive P2V doc cam and IPEVO Notebook deal on Amazon for $69

Turn your IPEVO doc cam into a TWAIN-compatible scanner with IPEVO Presenter (for Windows)

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Software and App, APPLICATION) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-12-18

Wonder what’s TWAIN and what does it mean to have it included in IPEVO Presenter software (for Windows)? For those who are not familiar with “TWAIN”, it’s the universal interface standard for scanners, and with it included in Presenter, you can instantly turn any IPEVO doc cams connected to your computer into a TWAIN-compatible scanner. Meaning you can plug in your doc cam, launch Presenter, open any TWAIN-based OCR software of your choice, and start scanning just as you would with a conventional scanner! Check the following video to learn more!

IPEVO Products in Action for Visually-Impaired Students

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Education, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera, APPLICATION, All Applications) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-09-29

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Using IPEVO Ziggi-HD Plus Document Camera and Presenter software to watch live video right on the laptop at the desk

Teachers, are you looking for smart solutions for the visually-impaired students in your class? Several IPEVO products can help students feel empowered by presenting teaching material better. And as you’ll see with the educators below, IPEVO products are already making a real difference for VI students.
For example, the VZ-1 Dual-Mode document camera can help present material on a laptop or monitor using either USB or VGA, depending on the existing tech in your classroom:


The iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera is our wireless doc cam and can go anywhere students go. From science class to art class and everywhere in between, iZiggi streams real-time video of teaching material to PC or Mac as well as iPad and Android tablets. Dedicated tablets are a great accessory for VI students, who can pinch-zoom the image for a closer look. And with our free Whiteboard App for tablets, a voice-over function provides an valuable audio component to accompany the images.


Also consider IPEVO’s IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System which provides a large, interactive image to engage VI students. All you need is a projector and a flat surface (usually the whiteboard will do). IW2 and your students’ curiosity will handle the rest as students directly control and explore material at the board.


And at the end of the day, in addition to providing better and larger views of material, there’s the simple issue of cost. As Tek-Ninja outlines in this helpful comparison article, so-called dedicated VI products can cost many hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Compare that to affordable IPEVO products doing many of the same things (or better), and the choice is easy for schools with tight budgets.
Want to learn more? Here’s a step-by-step “How To” guide for setting up IPEVO products for visually-impaired students. And here’s a handy video covering solutions for VI learners.
Already using IPEVO products? Tell us or tweet about it. We love seeing classrooms in action!

Making Science Wishes Come True, the IPEVO Way

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Education, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-05-17

Teachers! Do you know about IPEVO Wishpool? If you don’t, you will in a second, and you can thank me later! Wishpool is a pioneering program designed to get valuable teaching tools into the hands of more teachers. It’s pretty darn simple, and free to sign up for. All you need to do is make a wish — tell us how you could use one of IPEVO’s signature products in your classroom. You might just get your wish granted in the form of a complimentary IPEVO product.

Science class is a particularly ripe place for innovation and technology. And science teachers across the country and around the world have found plenty of uses for our document cameras. To get the inspiration flowing, let’s take a look at a few real-life science educators making use of IPEVO doc cams.

“It has made many practicals accessible to students, and stops the crush to get to the front bench to see the practical or instructions by the WHOLE class as those at the back can simply watch the screen. This saves my voice and limits the risk to students at the front.” (Wish story 319)

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Educator Jennifer Leigh in Arlington Heights, Illinois, uses her Ziggi-HD document camera to examine owl pellets. And the students really get excited about using the camera, too:

“I have really enjoyed having Ziggi in my classroom these past couple of years. I not only use Ziggi to display documents, but my students use it to look closely at owl pellets during science. They love the up close feature and like taking pictures of what they are seeing to put on their blog pages later.” (Wish story 624)

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Wendy Comstock from Stone Creek School in Roscoe, Illinois, shared her incredible story of watching a baby chick hatch with the help of Ziggi-HD:

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“Most recently we incubated chicken eggs in the classroom and we were so fortunate to be able to witness a baby chick hatch out of its egg WHILE we watched using the IPEVO Ziggi USB Document camera! It was unforgettable! It would have been absolutely impossible to have 25 students gather around an incubator and have the same view.” (Wish story 202)

Those are some cool stories. But we haven’t talked about one of our most popular doc cam accessories for science teachers: the Microscope Adapter. Designed for the Point 2 View doc cam, the Microscope Adapter lets you attach the Point 2 View camera head right onto the eyepiece of a microscope. You can then project the eyepiece view onto the big screen for everyone to see. It’s a great alternative to everyone taking turns at the microscope when there isn’t the time or the resources.

Amanda Haskins at Oak Hill Elementary in Lowell, Indiana uses her Microscope Adapter and Point 2 View to provide a much better picture of compost and decomposition:

“We were learning about compost, the decomposers, and how composting is great for our Earth. This equipment helped my students better understand the whole concept. It helped the students to see how the decomposers move and function together too. This device enabled me to provide pictures and the actual microscopic live views of the compost.” (Wish story 293)

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Dan Gibson at Tri-Creek School got really creative and shared his favorite use of the Point 2 View:

“My favorite use of the P2V camera so far was when students used the IPEVO’s microscope image for the background of a plant video they created. The image provided here shows students in the middle of this report, which was filmed in front of a green screen and the P2V image was superimposed after filming.” (Wish story 398)

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And last but certainly not least, Nat Boyson at Budehaven Community School in the United Kingdom sent his students on a “CSI” journey into forensic science:

“Students in my groups were looking at fibre samples taken from a crime scene and attempting to match them with a fibre found on the victim of the crime. I was able to very simply show all of the students on the projector what it was they should be looking at and also what they should be looking for.” (Wish story 272)

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There are many more stories to share, but you get the picture. Educators around the world are making wishes and receiving free teaching tools for their classroom. Interested in making your own wish? Head over to Wishpool and sign up for free!

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.