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USB Document Camera

USB Document Camera

Item #: 6640 | Grades K-12
$79.95
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This USB document camera gives your classroom indispensable technology at an affordable price! For only $79.95 you get both a document camera, and as a bonus, the Adventures in Technology lesson plan digital book to help you more effectively use technology in your classroom*.

The document camera provides real-time video capture for documents, pictures, and three-dimensional objects at an incredible price. With its ultra-portable size and featherlight weight, this camera is an excellent solution for teaching, presentations, distance learning, and video communication of all forms! What's even better is that you can use the camera with the included adjustable stand, or you can hold it in your hand to record your project.

Along with your PC or Mac computer and a digital projector, you can project sharp, clear video for teaching or presentations using this camera. Resolution is adjustable up to HD (1600 x 1200). Additionally, you can use this camera for video conferencing and remote learning needs, and it is compatible with a wide variety of Instant Messaging applications, including Skype, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, and AOL.

USB Document Camera Features:
  • Versatile, powerful, and compact USB document camera
  • Multi-jointed stand positions camera for documents, objects, and hands-on demonstrations
  • 2 Megapixel camera; macro mode for exceptional images from as close as 2” (5 cm) away
  • Custom software and one-touch snapshot feature for capturing images to your hard drive
  • Continuous or single-click autofocus for sharp, clear text and details, every time


*Adventures in Technology book and worksheets is delivered as a digital download after purchase.

Adventures in Technology! Incredible Lesson Plans for the Classroom - Book/CD Set
Introduce new and exciting ways to integrate technology into your classroom curriculum! Tool Factory’s newest book: Adventures in Classroom Technology includes 32 lesson plans designed to stretch students’ imagination and get them thinking creatively about the curriculum. Aligned to work independently or as a supplemental tool to Tool Factory Podcasting, Tool Factory Movie Maker, Tool Facotry Workshop V3, and Flip Video technology tools. A bonus companion CD of editable worksheets lets teachers tailor every activity to their own curriculum.
Minimum system requirements: Specifications:

  • True 2.0-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Full autofocus lens
  • Up to 2" (5cm) macro focus
  • 3x digital zoom
  • Up to 30 fps live video capture (at 640 x 480)
  • USB 2.0 Video Class (UVC) interface
  • Mac & Windows PC compatible
  • Max shooting area: 9.4" x 7.2" (240mm x 182mm)
  • Max shooting area with extension stand: 17.17" x 13.4" (450 x 340mm)
  • L x W x H: 3.8" x 0.9" x 1.1" (96 x 24 x 30 mm)
  • USB cable length: 4.9ft (150cm)
  • Color: Silver camera, white stand

Lesson Plan Name Grades
Paint the States - 50 & D.C. 3 to 12
Help the students learn about each state by painting a large scale (or small scale, your choice) of the United States.
Fit or Fat? 6 to 8
Students will be involved in a Science and Health lessons that involve nutrition and exercise. They will create Healthy Snacks and exercise profiles for the class.
Research Project 8 to 8
This lesson gives the a overview of common source types and outlines a research project. I have adapted this in several ways to include book reports, and research projects of any kind.
Movies for Motivation: Encouraging Literacy Through Student-Created Films 9 to 12
Struggling readers enrolled in a Targeted Reading class will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to create videos advertising their favorite books. These videos will then be shown to the entire school as part of a school-wide literacy encouragement effort.
Introduction to Rhetoric P-K to P-K
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This lesson uses a primary text excerpt on Google Docs, a video clip, and a Google Presentation to teach students about the art of rhetoric.
Crucible Library Web Quest 9 to 12
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Students will conduct a web quest as an introductory activity to reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
Cat's Famous Cupcakes P-K to 12
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Autistic students, along with other special education students, will use the computer lab, Polyvision Interactive Board to recreate a cupcake from an example given to earn points. The faster they are, the more points they earn.
Sound Stations 6 to 6
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Students complete a series of stations to help them understand sound waves.
Modern Caesar Adaptation 12 to 12
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After studying Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, students will create a modern adaptation by composing a script and creating a video of the dramatization.
Storytelling with a Document Camera 3 to 5
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Students will use the document camera to retell and put on a presentation of a Native American folktale, legend, or story that they read. This project aims to help students practice and enhance their reading fluency, comprehension, and speaking skills, as well as understand Native American history and culture.
Here's what Heather Chirtea thought (11/26/2012):
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This is great.