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, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Software and App, All Products) 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, iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, All Products, APPLICATION) 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!

New Calibration Process for IW2

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, IP-1 – the Interactive Pen for IW Series Interactive Whiteboard Systems, Software and App, All Products, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-08-31

Check out the re-designed calibration process for IW2 that provides a much quicker and easier way to set it up. With the new calibration process, it only requires 3 simple steps before your IW2 is up and going. And should you need a little help with the first step of the calibration process, check out the IW2 Sensor Cam distance Finder that we prepared for you.

Explore a quicker and easier way to book scanning with IPEVO

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Software and App, All Products, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-06-22

There are tons of ways to scan, digitalize and archive books or reading materials, and a particularly faster, easier and time saving way is to use the IPEVO Ziggi-HD Plus document camera with the free IPEVO Presenter software. With Ziggi-HD Plus’s versatile camera and the AutoShooting function of Presenter software, scanning a book has never been this easy. So watch the video and learn how to do it the IPEVO way.

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, All Products, APPLICATION, 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 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, iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera, Software and App, All Products) 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, All Products, APPLICATION, 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, All Products, APPLICATION, 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.

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, All Products) 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, iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera, Software and App, All Products) 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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Magic!

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”.