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Digital cameras ($199-$900) allow you to capture images and input them into your computer. Once in your computer, they can be cropped and enhanced. Images can be printed out, burned onto a CD, put into slideshows, documents, powerpoints, imovies and webpages. The images can be downloaded by plugging the camera into the serial or USB port, or the memory card can be put into a card reader, taken to CVS or Walmart’s camera center, or the camera can be plugged directly into a TV for display.
Megapixels (see chart for sizes)
Zoom optical or digital
Media Storage type/size: http://www.aarp.org/computers-howto/Articles/a2002-12-20-ct-understandingmemory.html
Scanners are devices that input images. ($59-$400) You can set the scanner for the type of material being scanner: newspaper, color photo or drawing. You can set them for resolution or quality. Like pictures, once scanned they can be put in documents, e-mailed, put on web pages, slides shows or printed out or burned to a CD.
External Portable Hard Drive-($199 and up)Either USB or FireWIre. This device plugs into your computer and stores files similar to a floppy disk or flash memory, but instead of a couple MB, they store Gig’s!
View Cams are used for video ($99)conferencing and making short videos. Two common programs are iChat and iVisit.com. The view cams are now USB or firewire. Students can record and save video messages: welcome to open house!
Electronic Microscopes: These allow you to show microscopic images on the computer screen or project onto a wall. The images can be saved to be used for later learning or in presentations and reports by students. ($360)