Document Cameras. Nancy Ruth Bittner Davis School District 2010. What is a document camera?. An amazing tool !. What should you consider when purchasing a document camera ?. What kind of document camera do you want ?. Portable More Affordable Smaller Footprint Flexible Moved Easily.
Nancy Ruth Bittner
Davis School District 2010
An amazing tool !
Stable Work Space
Ceiling Mounted Document Cameras
Presenter doesn’t block the view
Better zoom quality
Show large objects
Projector Integrated Document Camera
Has it’s own projector
Easy to use components
You will need
Power Cable - usually comes with adapter
VGA Cable for a projector
S video cable for a TV
USB cable hooked directly to the computer
Ports in the back
Laser positioning lights
SD slot for Photographs
Remote Control w/laser pointer
LED lights for low light levels
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Document cameras do not “see” in color.
The camera reads light intensity.
Light shines through colored filters.
Square filters are called pixels
Side by side and fewer pixels result in lower
Side by side and fewer pixels result in lower
Stacked on top of each other and more pixels result in higher
Many display 1024 X 768 Pixels
They are called XVGA.
This is supported by today’s projectors
Projector or TV must support it.
Look for High Definition format.
You may want to avoid
Cameras that are VGA 640 X 480
Cameras that are SVGA 800X 600
Cameras with low image quality.
Unless you are considering they are about half the PRICE.
Capture and store images on the computer
Interactive whiteboards can capture images.
Shown on a wall, screen, or TV use internal memory for captive images.
Capture images onto an SD card.
From internal memory, you can use a USB cable to transfer the images to your computer.
Investigate the capacity of the internal memory of the camera, some hold more images than another.
Optical zoom is more important.
Optical zoom gives you the best quality.
Takes a piece of the object you are capturing.
Stretches the resulting image.
Image will not be as clear.
F.P.S. = Frames Per Second.
Determines how smooth the motion video is captured by your camera.
Most have software that includes the drivers.
They allow you to change the camera settings.
You can customize the images you capture.
Draw on the image, rotate it, show it in negative reverse, or turn it black and white
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EVERY book can be a BIG book.
Capture stills of pages. Zoom in and focus in on details in the illustrations, text and details.
Fluency practice showing text a line at a time
Illustrate features of non-fiction text
Reading picture books is so much better when the students can see and discuss illustrations.
Teach reading strategies by displaying texts under the camera
Hold book reviews in class and display favorite passages from books.
Examine the format for Reading and Language Arts tests to learn test taking strategies
Manipulate letters for phonics and spelling lessons.
Complete graphic organizers about reading text as a class.
Daily Oral Language or messages - can be saved from year to year without writing it on the board each day.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Review sight words.
Often, you only have one copy of a reference book. Place it under the camera for everyone to see.
Enlarge text for students with vision impairments.
Take video of a child reading. After watching it, read it again for fluency and expression. Compare the two.
Learn concepts of text: Left to right, top to bottom, return sweep, punctuation, etc.
While giving instructions in English, display instructions in another language for ELL students. They are able to successfully attempt the assignment because the document camera provides an effective filter to the barriers presented by giving oral directions.
Freeze a page of a textbook so I can see it across the room.
Show the small illustrations when I come to them in a read-a-loud.
Display books for reading, when class sets are not available.
Teach how to use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. Place the book under the camera and the teacher and students can look at the words around the subject word to determine meaning.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Capture rough draft, and another of the revision
Do handwriting demonstrations showing letter formation.
Show pictures for background knowledge and story starters
Student authors share their writing.
Write collaborative poetry
Shared writing experiences in various genre, modes and 6 traits
Graphic organizers for pre-writing
Peer revision and editing of student writing
Examine and mark a newspaper article for the specialized structure of writing in the news genre.
Obtain forms such as a job application. Demonstrate the writing skill of filling out forms.
Model sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation and grammar editing.
Ask a volunteer student if they would be willing to allow the class to critique their work for Six-Trait Writing.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Do word sorts.
Write out words children ask about so the whole class can see.
Find spelling words in texts or newspapers.
Place the small text of a dictionary definition under the camera and zoom.
Conduct a spelling bee and reveal the word list as it is spelled.
Add letter tiles to phonetic patterns changing initial medial or ending sounds.
Write a running story using spelling or vocabulary words. Various students add a line at a time.
Display the “Big WORD” of the day. Students find the definition, word origin, find it in text, and use it throughout the day.
Display various examples of student writing. Pull spelling words from their writing.
Introduce a story. Make a list of words they think they will encounter in the text. Add additional words they don’t know to the list for vocabulary study.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Sort objects by attributes
Demonstrate counting money.
Place a math teacher’s addition or solutions manual for correcting or demonstrating.
Demonstrate how to play a math game or board game with small pieces and cards.
Investigate sold shapes and silhouettes
Construct and share tables and models of probability data
Demonstrate functions on a scientific or graphing calculator without the use of special overhead.
Use digital and analog clocks to tell time.
Learn to identify money by zooming in on details of coins and paper money.
Share student created, written and illustrated story problems.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Chart and graph information about the class.
Compare and contrast geometrical shapes.
Demonstrate and manipulate pattern blocks
Create tessellations and easily demonstrate the process
Demonstrate with math manipulatives such as a compass, ruler, thermometer, base ten blocks, algebra tiles, counters, snap cubes etc/
Demonstrate difficult equations live or record it on video to play back or post to a website.
Demonstrate how to plot a graph on regular graph paper.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Demonstrate the use of contour lines and other map making features.
Create and share 3- dimensional topographical maps
View 3 dimensional maps from the side to capture a cross section map
Students bring pictures of their family, share family traditions and history.
Display and discuss current events, articles, and political cartoons from newspapers and magazines.
Film broadcast news report of current events or reports of research projects.
Examine maps in detail. Zoom in on hard to read small print and focus students on specific regions of a map.
Show pictures of historical events or places from a book.
Look at money from foreign countries.
Place the camera on a ladder. Show students how a bird’s eye view looks different so they can better understand how maps are made.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Students create and share 3 dimensional inventions.
Use as a microscope or with a microscope attachment.
Record observations of growth and changes in a terrarium.
Plant seeds and document changes in growth by capturing a series of images.
Zoom in on the small degrees of a thermometer. Apply heat and cold so students can see the mercury rise and fall.
Examine the dials on small instruments.
Demonstrate the interactions of liquids
Lead students in a dissection. Clearly demonstrate techniques and steps. Point out the organs students need to locate with close up views.
Place a map in the background and allow students to film a weather broadcast.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Examine delicate or fragile items such as shells and fossils.
Demonstrate the steps in a scientific experiment.
Model chemistry problems, solving physics formulas.
For a short amount of time, place a small bug or insect under the camera and observe its movement and habits.
Look closely at fish scales, star fish, a hatching egg, a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, salmon eggs (and have seen the embryos moving inside!)
Show lab set ups.
Demonstrate how to complete types of electrical circuits.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Examine food nutrition labels on packaging.
Show proper hand washing techniques.
Demonstrate wound care.
Show a model of the heart so everyone can see the details.
Demonstrate proper brushing techniques.
Have a student brush their teeth, the chew a red revealing tablet. Zoom in on the student’s mouth – gross!
Demonstrate food chemistry.
Examine molds growing on foods up close.
Look at the ingredient list of junk foods.
Demonstrate portion sizes.
Look at charts to determine a BMI, ideal weight for height, and obesity.
Show and draw pictures of different emotions.
Show pictures and items for the V.I.P. student.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Create stop motion animation movies
Focus on an artist’s work and style, display works of art from books about the artist.
Demonstrate painting techniques on a flat surface where the paint will not drip or run.
Fold origami in live demonstrations – and everyone can see!
Analyze aspects of a work of art.
Zoom in on impressionist art noticing the brush strokes of color. Then zoom out and notice how the eye blends the colors.
Set up a still life; show the objects with the projector so everyone can see.
Share student art examples. Their work and neatness improves when they know they will share it with the class.
Demonstrate drawing techniques such as creating texture.
Demonstrate combining shapes to make other objects.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Project music and lyrics for everyone to see.
Teach music reading skills and music literacy too.
Make rhythm patterns to play with percussion instruments.
Display pictures of instruments while listening to music.
Show pictures of composers.
Display a piece of music for several musicians to play.
Have students place a few objects under the camera. Say the names of the objects in a rhythm pattern. Clap the pattern and then notate the pattern e.g. Apple, banana, pear. Apple, banana, pear.
Draw maps of a song you are learning. Make a phrase map, a beat map, a rhythm map, and a score. Allow the class to follow teacher and student maps.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Finger puppet shows
Hold and record a debate with persuasive arguments on both sides.
Create a story board for a movie or play.
Film a play, opera, speech or dramatic reading.
Dance / PE
Show diagrams of a dance step.
Film a movement activity. When replaying the video, point out expressive movement, impressive shapes, following directions, and good examples of using personal space.
Show P.E. rules or rules for a game to be played.
Draw out basketball or football plays so the entire team can see.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Demonstrate sewing techniques.
Demonstrate steps in cooking, No special mirror needed.
Display a recipe in a cooking class.
Examine a credit card statement for details on minimum payments, finance charges, percentage rates etc.
Demonstrate compound interest on a calculator.
Demonstrate how to fill out a check.
Demonstrate small engine or automotive repair.
Demonstrate the safe operation of woodworking machinery.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Share examples of students work.
Record a lesson for a substitute teacher to show in your absence or post to the web for students to review difficult concepts.
Allow students to use the camera during indoor recess.
Focus class attention during discussions
Develop class rules by writing and displaying them
Make and print a copy if you run short
Place a time under the camera to help students with time management.
Use a picture schedule. When it is time to transition to the next activity. Show the students what is coming next.
Model note taking skills using an actual piece of notebook paper.
Project a test answer key for grading; students follow with their eyes and not just their ears.
Allow students to be the teacher.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
Place bell ringers or exit slips (activities for the students to do as they are coming into class or right before they leave)
Make lines on your white board by projecting a blank piece of lined paper onto your white board so you and your students can write straight.
Have a student who struggles focusing on work do the assignment under the document camera. They may be motivated by the opportunity and you can check their progress with a quick glance.
Zoom in on worksheet instructions so students can find and read them.
Capture student’s work for electronic portfolios.
Use in staff meetings to explain forms.
Share assessment data with faculty or school boards.
The whole class can do an assignment together when you may not have had time to make individual copies.
Displaying emerging work from students as exemplars raises the standard for production for that group.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera
A camera connected to a computer can act as a scanner.
Capture daily work and activities and post to a class website
Saved images can be incorporated into Power Point Presentations and Windows Movie Maker to use in activities such as end of year programs, classroom review and back to school nights.
Show transparencies you have already made. You may have to place a piece of paper behind them.
Project to a TV and record with an old VHS tape. It is fun to watch those tapes in Fast Forward or reverse too.
Focus student attention on a keyboard and demonstrate a technique.
Project your computer screen to a TV if you do not have a projector.
Show visuals for a lecture without having to develop a presentation.
Make electronic boards and components more visible.
Take apart electronic gadgets, show different parts and how it works.
Closely examine a printed circuit board.170 Ways to Use a Document Camera