Creating a Technology-Rich Classroom on a Budget, Part 3

0

Filed Under (Document Cameras in Education, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, Wishpool, APPLICATION, All Applications) by tracy_ipevo on 2014-08-14

Our final entry in the back to school series features a device synonymous with IPEVO: the document camera. If you’re not familiar, IPEVO doc cams capture documents, artwork, 3D objects and devices with screens. Real-time video can then be shared and/or projected for the class. It’s an effective (and affordable) way to present teaching material.

Doc Cams under $100

Even when your budget is tight, you can still nab a great doc cam. The first option is Ziggi-HD at $94. Like all IPEVO doc cams, Ziggi-HD features a versatile swing-arm that allows you to place the camera at most any height and angle, quickly and easily. Ziggi-HD features a 5.0 Megapixel camera for amazing high-def images, and it can be positioned high enough to capture an entire sheet of paper. You get professional-level capture for a fraction of the price of conventional doc cams.

For just a taste of what Ziggi-HD can do, here’s educator Jessica Pilgreen from Wesclin High School in Trenton, Illinois:

I was so excited when my Ziggi arrived in the mail! I began using it right away. I even set up a document camera station in my classroom where I can project images from my iPad, share student work samples, demonstrate/guide students through activities, and take videos and photos. This week, I used the Ziggi to screencast lesson plans for my substitute teacher and my students absolutely loved being able to hear my voice as I went through the day’s assignments.”

A second option for you at this price range is the Point 2 View USB Doc Cam. At only $69, it’s an amazing value. This camera is 2.0 Megapixels which still delivers a nice, crisp image. It can even be taken off the stand and operated by hand for hard-to-reach places. The possibilities are endless, but here’s a fresh idea from Allison Teeter in Mooresville, North Carolina:

“I have loved my document camera! I have been using it to show my Teen Living students up close several sewing techniques and parts of the sewing machine!”

Mrs. Teeter uses the Point 2 View to capture her sewing techniques.

And here’s Jean Benassi from Roscoe, Illinois with some other cool uses:

“I love my IPEVO Point 2 View Document Camera! I have used this inside my second grade classroom displaying documents, maps, books and other paper type images. I have also used it when we started our ant farm. This enabled the whole class to watch the ants building their tunnels. No one was complaining about not being able to see! I also used my camera the day our chicks begin to hatch.”

Science projects are a great fit for the Point 2 View.

Also keep in mind that the Point 2 View has a number of accessories to add even more utility. Examples include the Magnifying Lens and the Scan Kit, an integrated scanning station.

VZ-1 – The Dual-Mode Doc Cam

Finally, the VZ-1 Dual Mode Document Camera at $139 gives you the added ability to connect to a monitor or projector to share your material. No computer is required, though you can always elect to connect to a computer via USB.

Educator Zachary C. Kindt wrote up an excellent and thorough review of the VZ-1 on Amazon, so we’ll let him do most of the talking on this one:

“The direct to LCD projector capability is absolutely necessary! If your computer goes down for the day, no worries–your document camera is not connected through your computer. If you are looking for technology that is “disaster proof” in your lesson planning, this is about as sure of a thing as there is.”

And here’s more from Zachary:

“It makes for great instruction. Anything can go under–textbooks, novels, 3-D models, artwork. When a student asks a question about solving an equation, just grab their paper and put it under the camera for the whole class to see–everyone can be engaged in the discussion instead of just the two of you. […] Teaching students how to measure an angle on a chalkboard with a big clunky protractor: difficult. Grabbing the same paper your students have, and the same protractor your students have, and showing them EXACTLY what to do in real time on the big screen: effective and efficient.”

Questions on any products we’ve discussed? Head on over to the IPEVO How-To page for tips, videos, real stories and more. And of course, friendly IPEVO folks are always ready to help. Just email cs@ipevo.com.

The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to try new things, and we hope we’ve inspired you to try out a little tech to make your lessons faster, easier, more interactive, and more fun. Have a great year and remember: IPEVO is here to help teachers!

Read more:

backtoschool_banner1backtoschool_banner2

The Ziggi-HD Doc Cam – Helping Get the Bad Guys

0

Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, All Products, APPLICATION, All Applications, Staff Picks) by tracy_ipevo on 2014-06-16

How is the Ziggi-HD USB Document Camera helping police put criminals behind bars? Ask Paul Crowley, president and founder of Infinadyne. Infinadyne is a Davenport, Iowa-based software company that specializes in retrieving data from discs. This crucial evidence might just make the difference in a criminal investigation.

The company’s CD/DVD Inspector software has a proven method for collecting the data from the discs themselves. But when 50 or 100 discs (or more) are gathered into evidence, it’s a big time-waster for a person to manually check each disc for potential incriminating evidence. Talk about a boring job! So, Infinadyne developed several robotic collection machines integrated with their software to automate that process.

“The 50-disc problem is a huge issue in law enforcement,” explained Paul. “All of the evidence may be on a CD or DVD but it goes unexamined because the manpower to examine the discs isn’t available. In this way a robotic system makes the difference between a conviction and nothing.”

A final important part of the forensics process is to properly capture and catalogue an image from the top of the discs. And it’s here where the Ziggi-HD doc cam went to work for Infinadyne.

“We work with a number of different machines for automating this collection and have been using our own cameras for this purpose,” said Paul. “Our cameras need some kind of support arm when standing out in the open like these machines are set up, so the IPEVO Ziggi-HD camera was mentioned as a possible alternative. And it looks like it is going to be very good for this purpose.”

IPEVO_Infinadyne_ziggihd_01

In addition to Ziggi-HD’s swing-arm, Paul also mentioned the 5 Megapixels resolution of the camera as a key factor in choosing the Ziggi-HD.

“With the Ziggi-HD being a 5MP camera we are getting a huge number of pixels for the disc surface which makes for a very clear image,” said Paul. “These pictures are used by law enforcement for documenting seized evidence, so having a clear picture is very important.”

Getting a focused and properly exposed disc image – as well as identifying and isolating the disc itself within the image – required some ingenuity on the part of Infinadyne’s engineers. A calibration target is used on top of the discs, and Ziggi-HD’s real-time video is used for the calibration process. Ziggi-HD’s Single focus mode is key for getting proper focus, and some other tweaks are done to the brightness and color saturation. Frames are then grabbed from Ziggi-HD’s video and filed with the software.

IPEVO_Infinadyne_ziggihd_03

So far, Ziggi-HD is being integrated with three of Infinadyne’s collection machines: the ADR AG, the LSK and the Nimbie. IPEVO continues to work with Paul and his team to ensure the camera works as seamlessly as possible for Infinadyne’s purposes.

We’re very pleased that Paul and Infinadyne have found yet another smart use for the Ziggi-HD USB Document Camera. Please visit Infinadyne’s site and check out the data retrieval products they offer for both consumers and forensics professionals.

How to Set Up Your Own Online Classroom in 3 Easy Steps

0

Filed Under (Document Cameras in Education, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, All Products, APPLICATION, PRODUCT, Staff Picks) by tracy_ipevo on 2014-06-03

What is an online Classroom? At its heart, it’s a cooperation between teachers, schools and students. Online classrooms help educators and their classrooms connect with one another in a way that enriches learning for everyone – despite geographical distances, and despite traditional learning boundaries.

IPEVO_online_classroom_how-to1

In three steps, you can set up your own online classroom quickly and easily.

What you’ll need:

1. Connect your Doc Cam to the computer
This includes the Point 2 View or Ziggi-HD USB Document Cameras. Both cameras are adept at capturing fine details (like text) and capturing people like a web camera. It’s simply plug-and-play; you won’t need a device driver.

IPEVO_online_classroom_01

2. Connect your X1-N6 Conference Station to the computer
This provides high-quality audio to get both sides talking and listening. The X1-N6 receives and transmits clear audio in 360 degrees, meaning teachers and students can be anywhere around the Station (up to 5 meters away) and still be heard. Like the doc cam, it’s plug-and-play and you won’t need a driver.

IPEVO_online_classroom_02

3. Tell Skype to Use Your Devices
Start up Skype and log in. You’ll first need to tell Skype to use your IPEVO devices for audio and video.

IPEVO_online_classroom_03

FOR MAC: Click on “Skype” in the top menu, and select “Preferences.” In the window that pops up, choose “Audio/Video.” For both Microphone and Speakers, make sure to select X1-N6 from the drop-down options. Near the bottom of the same page, make sure to choose the name of your IPEVO doc camera under “Camera.” You’ll see the real-time video capture from your camera

IPEVO_online_classroom_skype_mac1

FOR PC: Click on “Tools” in the top menu, and select “Options.” In the window that pops up, choose “Audio Settings.” For both Microphone and Speakers, make sure to select X1-N6 from the drop-down options. Next, choose “Video Settings.” If you have a webcam connected, you may need to select your IPEVO doc camera by name. Otherwise, Skype often identifies and starts using your doc cam automatically. When correctly selected, you’ll see the real-time video capture from your camera.
Finally, hit Save to save your changes.

IPEVO_online_classroom_skype_pc1

skype_pc2

That’s it! Connect with teachers and students by placing a call to their Skype username. You’ll transmit high-res video and high-quality audio in real time. Whether it’s delivering a webinar, conducting a cross-cultural exchange between classrooms in different countries, or holding a meeting between colleagues, you have the tools (and may we say, the talent) to host your own online classroom with Skype. Class is in session!

X1N6vx1

Ziggi-HD Doc Cam — A Race Car Engineer’s Best Friend

0

Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, All Products, APPLICATION, All Applications, Staff Picks, Ziggi) by tracy_ipevo on 2014-05-14

Azizi Tucker from California has a dream job: he designs and engineers race cars. But don’t be fooled: it takes endless hours of hard work to create custom-designed pieces of art on four wheels. Recently, Azizi shared the behind-the-scenes secrets of bringing one of his race cars to life. And it involves the Ziggi-HD Document Camera — another fine-tuned piece of art, if we do say so ourselves.

document_cam_azizi_tucker_001

Azizi often deals with one-of-a-kind models, leading to a real scavenger hunt of car parts from multiple manufacturers. The time and money involved in buying dozens of similar parts and seeing if they fit was an investment Azizi couldn’t afford to make. Instead, he used Ziggi-HD in a way we never anticipated.

Using Ziggi-HD’s high-def camera, swing-arm and swiveling head, Azizi captured every aspect of the potential part he needed. He then exported that image into Solidworks, a 3D design program. This allowed him to calculate, resize and create the piece — cheaply and quickly — with a 3D printer. After some trial and error installing these prototypes, he knew exactly what he needed, and he ordered the precise part from the manufacturer. Pretty cool, huh?

document_cam_azizi_tucker_02

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Azizi also needed a clutch alignment tool. This small tool is only needed once every couple of years, so it tends to get lost in the garage. Azizi could have ordered it, but he had a better idea. He used Ziggi-HD to capture the clutch —going so far as to use a mirror to ensure the camera was perfectly square to the tabletop. How’s that for ingenuity? He then 3D-printed the tool from the image.

document_cam_azizi_tucker_002

document_cam_azizi_tucker_03

Last but not least, Ziggi-HD was used a bit like a microscope when it came time to solder two tubes for the chassis of the car. Such soldering needs to be very precise. By focusing in to the soldering “scar,” Azizi and his workers could ensure the work was up to their high standards.

What a ride. Azizi’s clever use of Ziggi-HD proves that doc cams are perfectly at home in the garage. So what do you say — care to take the Ziggi-HD Document Camera out for a spin?

11 Ways to Light Your Doc Cam Subject

0

Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, All Products, APPLICATION, Staff Picks) by ipevoblog on 2013-09-18

Document cameras are great for inclusive, interactive learning in the classroom and for large-screen projection at the office. But in low-light situations — particularly when you’ve turned the light off to provide a better view of the projection screen — lighting your subject can be a problem. Here are 11 solutions to that problem. After all, capturing text, objects or devices is only effective when you have the proper exposure. Otherwise, you and your audience are in the dark.

1. Desktop Lamps
Let’s start with the most obvious. An ordinary lamp can provide plenty of good light in a pinch. You’ll have to experiment with the position and angle that gives you medium-level exposure without too much glare, which is a particular problem with shiny electronic screens like tablets and smartphones.

2. USB LED Lights
Directed, even LED light, can help light the way when you have a computer and USB port handy. As a bonus, most of these are poseable for even more customization.

3. LED Bike Lights
Hey, if it can light the road ahead for your bike, it’s up to the task when it comes to your doc cam. These are usually also small enough to give you some versatility for setup. And afterward, you can clamp it to your bike for the ride home. Now that’s multitasking!

4. Keychain Lights
This category covers not just lights on keychains, but any of the portable, one-bulb LED lights that you can find in a variety of contexts. Just make sure you get one that can switch on and off… you don’t want to keep having to press the light in while you’re trying to give your presentation!

5. Clip-on Lights
These are ideal for targeted light when you have a table or similar feature to clamp the light to. If you’re using something like a Scan Kit to mount your documents upright, you have a perfect surface for a clip-on.

6. Book/Reading Lights
These lights, which also clip onto surfaces, provide a low, even light and are nice and small. If you’re finding that other solutions are blasting the subject with too much light, try one of these.

7. Ring Lights
Smaller ring lights might do the job with a little know-how and creative improvisation. And if the light is placed around the document camera lens, you’ll be dealing with little to no glare problems.

Point 2 View was mentioned as a favorite new tool of Dr. Hitoshi Kozu, M.D. who runs a medical clinic bearing his name in Tokyo. Dr. Kozu fitted an LED ring light onto the head of the camera so the throat would be well-illuminated. Source: Point 2 View is Featured in Nikkei Medical

New tool of Dr.

8. Light Boxes
Most of us are familiar with these in the context of X-rays at the doctor’s office. But light boxes can also be used in conjunction with doc cams. These provide great light for documents, but aren’t very helpful for objects or books.

Light box used with P2V in dental inspection. Source: http://honeyb119.blog86.fc2.com/blog-entry-868.html
9. Phone Lights
The ordinary light coming from your phone could do the job if you’re out of other options, plus there are dedicated “torch” or “flashlight” apps that provide bright, even light. This option is best paired with a phone stand so you won’t need to physically hold the phone in place.
10. iPad
Kind of the same deal as #9, plus there are many more stands available for iPad than for smartphones, plus iPad provides a larger area of light. Again, bright and even light is the key (and one that doesn’t turn off every 30 seconds; tweak your settings). This is probably a no-go for longer sessions, as battery power starts becoming an issue.

11. Helmet or Headband Lights
If you don’t mind looking like a dork, this can be a pretty clever solution for hands-on demonstrations (such as a science experiment or showing off an iPad app). Sorry in advance for the pun, but you’d really be using your head if you tried this out.

We probably haven’t exhausted everything that’s possible, but you get the idea: when it comes to proper exposure, it’s whatever works! And your audience will thank you when they can see what you’re talking about.
Point 2 View Super Tips – Low Light Situations

IPEVO’s Back to School Special, Part 1

1

Filed Under (Document Cameras in Education, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, All Products, APPLICATION, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2013-08-26

Back to School

Summer’s about over, and that means school’s ready to begin. If you’re a parent or a teacher, you probably have lots of items on your back-to-school list, and we’d like to remind you that IPEVO has a choice selection of highly useful, highly affordable tech products and accessories that will help start the year off right. Here are some of the highlights:

Save hundreds of dollars — literally
Before you buy that $600 document camera or $1000 interactive whiteboard on another website, check out our home page and see if you can accomplish most or all of the same things at just a fraction of the price. We know money can be tight this time of year, and IPEVO is all about stretching your dollar and making your school budget work harder.

New items, just in time for school!
We have three new products slated for September release that we’re excited to share. The IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System turns any screen or blank wall into an interactive whiteboard.

IS-01

IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System

The VZ-1 HD VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera continues the IPEVO doc cam tradition of sharing documents quickly and easily, and comes with the ability to directly connect to your VGA projector.

VZ-1

VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera

And the Height Extension Stand for Ziggi-HD gives the Ziggi doc cam a height boost so you can capture larger documents easier than ever before. Please, check them out! We know you’ll find multiple uses for each of them in your classroom.

Height Extension Stand for Ziggi

Height Extension Stand for Ziggi USB Document Cam

Point 2 View is the king of back to school
One particularly hot seller continues to be our iconic Point 2 View USB Document Camera. There are literally hundreds of uses for this document camera in the classroom, and that’s not an exaggeration. Several accessories have been developed around the Point 2 View for even more versatility.

Point 2 View

Point 2 View USB Document Camera

This includes the Magnifying Lens as well as the Microscope Adapter Set, both of which are quite popular with science teachers.

P2V accessories

Part 2 of our Back to School Special is coming tomorrow, so stay tuned for even more.

10 Great Classroom Activities Using iPad & Doc Cams

2

Filed Under (Document Cameras in Education, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, All Products, APPLICATION, WS-01, education) by ipevoblog on 2013-05-09

Pattern blocks

diagram

What Can Your Class Do with the Wireless Station? There are numerous options for teachers looking to invigorate their curriculum and get their students (re)engaged and inspired. Let’s take a look at what’s possible when you pair a document camera with multiple iPads.

For the uninitiated, doc cams capture printed documents and 3D objects. What you do with that video is where it starts to get interesting. Sure, you can project the image onto a large screen for teaching sessions, but what happens when you stream it to multiple iPads at the same time? Memorable, effective, and just plain fun activities, that’s what!

Here are ideas for some K-12 subjects to get your mind turning with all the possibilities:
Math
1. Word Problems: Position a word problem under the doc cam, and stream it to groups of students. Each group discusses and collaborates on the best way to solve the word problem. Groups then share and compare their answers. You can write out the best solution for everyone to see when each group has had a chance to share.

World problems

2. Pattern Blocks: A fun yet educational exercise for younger kids involves pattern blocks and tangrams. Show patterns with the doc cam. Groups must complete the patterns correctly with their blocks.

English
3. Fictionary: Why not have some word game fun as a reward or just as a break in between regular lessons? One of the most fun is Fictionary, which you can play in groups. Find an obscure word in the dictionary and write it under the doc cam. The groups must come up with definitions for that word. Write down each “fake” definition along with the real definition. The groups then have to guess which definition fits the word. Points are scored both for correct answers and for how many times groups guess your fake definition. It’s a lot of fun!

4. Picture Books: For the younger crowd, reading picture books to the class can really be enhanced when another copy of the book is placed under the doc cam. Students can follow along on several iPads mounted throughout the class. Kids will love being able to follow along and see the artwork as you read.

Picture books

Science
5. Dissection: Frog dissection is one of those iconic science class events. You can share your dissection with the class so they get a better understanding of how to conduct their own dissection (or when there aren’t enough specimens to go around). The same is true for labs and demonstrations of all kinds. Keep in mind there are a lot of great video tutorial apps for experiments and dissections.

Dissection

6. Electrical Circuits: Give groups the tools they need to make simple electrical circuits. Provide instructions and diagrams with your doc cam, and then have each group create their own circuit — to light a light bulb, for one example — using batteries, wire, circuit boards and switches.
History
7. Geography: Share blank maps with groups using the doc cam. Students must fill out the maps (country names, capital cities, names of rivers and other natural features, etc.). Share and compare the answers at the end. You can add a little competition to the mix with a “Geography Bee”-style elimination.

8. Mystery Object: Bring in one or more actual objects from the past — an arrowhead, a uniform patch from World War II, a newspaper article about a famous event — and stream it to everyone’s iPad so they get an up-close view. Ask students to guess the object’s period, function, importance, and more. This is a great visual lead-in to a lesson.

Mystery object

Art
9. Share Your Technique: Three to five iPads, when properly distributed, is the perfect amount to give smaller classes a “front row” view of your own artspace when you share brush techniques, drawing methods, collage construction, etc. A close-up tablet view can sometimes be better than a single large projection screen, particularly for fine detail work. Now everybody can see what you’re doing without physically crowding around.

Share your technique

10. Camera Tour: For lessons in digital photography, take students through a detailed walkthrough of the actual camera itself and all of its buttons, menus and functions. Students can learn by doing and follow the video stream of your camera tutorial with their own cameras.

To pull this setup off, consider pairing the iPads with two inexpensive products from IPEVO: the Ziggi-HD USB Document Camera and the WS-01 Wireless Station.The setup’s pretty straightforward, and with just one WS-01, you can stream 2 or 3 iPads simultaneously at 1600 x 1200 resolution, or up to 5 iPads at 1024 x 768 resolution (which is still very good).

The possibilities are endless, so “get your hands dirty” and give it a shot. Chances are you’ll develop a unique activity that works for you and your class.

Read the full article ›

7 Real Stories: Demo the iPad with USB Document cam

3

Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, iPad in Education, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, APPLICATION, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2013-04-26

Following stories are written by teachers, educators and other professionals. They provided the first hand experience on how the document cam assisted them on education and presentations using the iPad.

1. Kathy’s Story
Kathy Schrock, educational technologist, adjunct professor at Arcadia University. She chooses P2V to project iPad for the following reasons: easy to set up, low cost and compatible with smartphones, iPads, and other electronic devices.

7stories_01

“Good things come in small (low-cost) packages! With so many of us trying to demo our smartphones, iPads, or other devices to an audience of educators, the IPEVO Point 2 View ($69) is something to consider for your toolbox! It easily connects to a computer to project to a large group using an LCD projector for real-time viewing of the screens of the electronic devices we are trying to show.”

Let Kathy tell you more:http://blog.kathyschrock.net/2010/08/point-2-view-document-camera-review.html

2. Paul’ Story
7stories_02Paul Yip, educational technologist at The Bishop Strachan School. He selects P2V to deliver a quick iPad demo in a conference room for these conveniences: handy, portability, plug-and-play USB, no power cable required, compatible with iPods, iPad and apps

“For those of us doing demos of iPods and iPads, it seems to be one of those “perfect things” as it gives you the ability to show a complete workflow of either device, without relying on one special video cable as well as any apps’ compatibility with video out. Removing it from the stand gets me thinking about poking it into different parts of science experiments, or using it as a “field” camera with a laptop on a stage, in a gym or outdoors. These types of uses are more or less impossible with the larger ones.”

Let Paul tell you more:http://themindofachildblog.blogspot.tw/2011/01/review-ipevos-p2v-80-document-camera.html

3. Steven’s Story
Steven Sande, Mac/iPad/iPhone guru, puts his iPad (or iPhone) on the big screen with P2V. Because P2V is low in cost, easy to set up, and compatible with every app.

“One of the things that was a bit frustrating for me after purchasing the iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter was finding out that it doesn’t work with every iPad app… So what if you want to teach an iPad class and show your students everything that’s going on your iPad? ……
There’s a less expensive and pretty cool little camera that seems like it was designed just for doing iPad demos. The IPEVO Point 2 View (P2V) USB camera is inexpensive, has remarkably good resolution, and comes with a stand that is perfect for doing demos.”

Let Steven tell you more:http://www.tuaw.com/2010/05/27/frustrated-by-no-universal-video-out-for-ipad-ipevo-p2v-can-hel/

4. Nathan’s Story
Nathan Curtis, founder/principal of EightShapes, told us how P2V solve many challenging aspects of sharing sketches in real time, and the benefits using P2V to demonstrate a device:

1_IPEVO-Setup

“I often throw a device (notably, my iPhone or iPad) under the IPEVO camera to demonstrate an experience with actual gestures, responsiveness and more, which feels more real that using an application like iOS Simulator on the Mac.”

Let Nathan tell you more: http://www.eightshapes.com/

5. Deborah’s Story
Deborah Highfill, art teacher at Cannon Elementary, shared how the Ziggi changed the way she teach and the learning atmosphere.

“I’ve used document cameras before but never have I seen a document camera display such clear, crisp, high quality images on the screen like this one. It can even display images from an iPad, which was something the document camera I had before could not do. “

Let Deborah tell you more: http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool/story/142

6. Alicia’s Story
Alicia Elrod, teacher at Lakeshore Elementary School, uses P2V to project iPad for its easiness to setup, image quality, and compatibility to all apps.

7AA11DC4-48CE-3EE1-43EB-D9872FBFBBD5_gallery

“I started using my document camera as soon as it arrived! It was very easy to set up and the quality is excellent! So far, I have used it to model graphing, share photos related to our science topic, and to show science videos from an app on my iPad. “

Let Alicia tell you more: http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool/story/97

7. Phil’s Story
Phil Goodman, Apple Certified Trainer, told us why he used IPEVO’s Point 2 View USB Document Camera to conduct iPad training for members of LAPUG: low cost, portability, and image quality.

“After using many different products to view the iPad, I settled on the Point 2 View, because it appeared to be an inexpensive yet flexible method to demonstrate the products we’re discussing…The P2V has much higher resolution and is much lighter and more flexible to set up and carry around.”

Let Phil tell you more: https://blog.ipevo.com/?p=2322

Gather up (and do more) with IPEVO Wireless Station and iPad

0

Filed Under (Document Cameras in Education, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, All Products, PRODUCT, WS-01) by ipevoblog on 2013-04-17

Brainstorming Sudoku with the whole family

Spending time with children is always the best way to encourage them to read, write, or learn. Traditionally, this would be done by sitting next to them and share the material as well as intimacy (which is good), but thanks to iPad and all the wireless technology, doing the work together can be easily joined by many more!

For example, brainstorming Sudoku with the whole family by projecting the Sudoku grid on to TV using IPEVO WS-01 and USB document cam (Ziggi or P2V). The fun always gets multiplied when the crowd joins.

With the help of Apple TV Airplay, the image feed and Whiteboard changes can be projected onto the big screen

Check out the WS-01 page for more information on how to unlock the true potential of your document cam and iPad with the Wireless Station.

6 Reasons to Project Your iPad Screen with a USB Document Cam

2

Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, iPad in Education, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, APPLICATION, PRODUCT) by ipevoblog on 2013-04-15

Do you need to project iPad onto the big screen for your lecture or presentation? If so, you definitely need to know why a USB document camera is the best way to go.

Reasons Why We Recommend an IPEVO Document Camera:

1. Project All Apps and Tablets
When it comes to projecting iPad, people turn to Apple technologies like Apple TV and AirPlay. However, AirPlay is not available on older iPads or iPhones, nor does it support every single app. With an IPEVO doc cam, you don’t need to worry about compatibility. The camera simply captures everything displayed on your iPad, iPhone or any other tablet.

2. Offer a Complete Picture by Including Fingers and Gestures
“How did you do that?” If you’ve ever been asked that question, you know the importance of showing actual operations and gestures on iPad with fingers visible. From piano apps to drawing math diagrams and more, finger gestures absolutely matter, and you can only capture them with a document camera.

3. No Need to Mess with Network Settings — Plug-and-Play via USB
To project your iPad with AirPlay, you need to link them both to the same network, which can sometimes cause problems and delays. With an IPEVO document camera, just plug in your camera to a USB port on your projector-linked computer and launch the software. You’ll be ready to go in no time! And no hassling with the network or waiting on IT for help.

4. Effortlessly Switch Between Devices and Objects
Sometimes you need to include more than one iPad in your lecture. And sometimes you need to show a book, a printed diagram, or something else entirely. No matter what material it is, an IPEVO doc cam projects it all. And there’s no need to switch between different setups to present different types of material. Just slide your material under the doc cam to project it.

Effortlessly switch between devices and objects

5. Remote Lectures are Easy with IPEVO
An IPEVO document camera is easy to set up on PC or Mac, and it’s perfect for webinars, video conferencing and distance education. All you need to do is select IPEVO Document Camera in Skype, start the video conference, and shoot the iPad to start your lecture.

6. Get All These Features Combined for Just $69 with Free Shipping
An IPEVO document camera is the ideal tool for your iPad presentations. It’s easy to use, it’s portable, and it’s affordable — as low as $69. Get it at a trusted retailer like Amazon, or purchase from www.ipevo.com and take advantage of free shipping.

Read the full article ›