Cheap Document Camera {IPEVO}

  1. I love my ipevo…mostly because of the price. I use to be an 'overhead' teacher, but with my ipevo, projector, and computer, the overhead is just sitting in the storage closet.

  2. Lori Faas says:

    Our district got us document cameras this year and I am wondering how I ever taught without it????

  3. Teach Love says:

    Great share! I have never heard of these! Thanks ^_^

  4. May seem silly Kristen, but where do you stand/sit in relation to the rest of your class? My laptop, speakers and camera are beside my Smartboard (sorry :/) and when I use my camera my back is to the kids.

    Even sillier, how do view your camera on your computer, we have Avacam to open and it keeps refocussing with any little movement. I can't seem to find an autofocus πŸ™

    I would appreciate any input πŸ™‚
    Dual Kinder Teacher

  5. Hallie says:

    I really want one of those for my classroom. The price is really good. Did you already have a projector or did you buy that too? I only have an overhead projector and it kills me because I LOVE technology.

  6. Kristen says:

    Hi Libby! The laptop, camera, and speakers are on that table and it faces the whiteboard. I have the laptop screen facing the whiteboard, which makes it possible for me to stand facing my students while using it. Same with the camera. Since they are on separate ends of the table, I have a student that gets to be "in charge" of each (whether it's a demo or turning a page on the the camera) and focusing the computer.

    The IPEVO plugs into the computer to work…I'm not sure about focusing the Avacam, I'm sorry! And congrats on your Smartboard, I won't begrudge you!!! πŸ™‚

    Hallie, we have some projectors in the school that we can sign out. The projectors are pretty expensive, maybe it could be a Donors Choose proposal?? Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I also love my IPEVO camera!

    I use the mirroring feature so the camera can be placed above the object instead of under it. I mirror horizontal and vertical to do this.

    Previously, the software wouldn't save the mirroring settings so you had to change it every time…There is now a software update if you are running Mac OS X 6!
    πŸ™‚ Susan
    The Digital Scoop

  8. ARowland says:

    Do you think this could work with a projector that is mounted to the ceiling?

    I am VERY interested in purchasing!

    Thanks πŸ™‚

  9. Kristen says:

    Hi Amanda…I think it could work fine. The camera just needs to plug into the laptop, so I think it should work ok πŸ™‚

  10. Nice blog on Document cameras.
    Document cameras provide powerful and affordable technology solutions for teachers to create high impact lessons and many more….

  11. Heather says:

    I was inspired by this blog to go out and buy one of my own. I've also given a nod to your post on document cameras in my own blog. Thanks for all your help!

  12. Lisa Dyer says:

    I have a IPEVO and I use it daily. Several teachers in my school have Elmo's which cost several hundred dollars and I must say that I like the IPEVO better. It's small, portable, and very easy to use. I wish I had purchased this a long time ago!

  13. I love to bargain.. I can only bargain at where else?

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