Does your school have an Elmo or other document camera? Ours does…but the Elmos are per grade level and to be shared. Which makes them in high demand.
I read about the IPEVO on Proteacher back over the summer. I heard it was high quality and cheap (I got mine for $65 on Amazon!!).
Well, I just love it. It is great to have a document camera all of the time! We use it for everything–projects, going over rubrics, writing, correcting homework, everything! The IPEVO itself is really neat. It has a surprisingly heavy base and never tips. And it’s really easy to maneuver to any angle.
I recently set up a small table specifically for the projector and IPEVO, near our reading area…since I use it a lot for read alouds (the kids love to follow along on the projector).
In case you do get one, here a couple of tips that took me awhile to figure out:
- For the longest time, I had some difficulty getting it to focus nicely. There is an Auto Focus button on the computer screen (labeled AF) and once you click it, it focuses beautifully!
- It can be a little dim…so a small lamp is helpful. I ended up taking one of our lamps and putting it in the middle of the table for some extra light. Looks nice and helps a lot!
Here is the link to the IPEVO website, in case you would like to read more about it.
Do you have an IPEVO or other document camera? What are your favorite things to do on the document camera?