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USB Document Camera

USB Document Camera

Item #: 6640 | Grades K-12
$69.00
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This USB document camera gives your classroom indispensable technology at an affordable price! For only $69 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 ($19.95 value)

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.
Digital Cameras 6 to 8
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Performance Objective: Upon completion of this assignment, the students will be able to choose the right digital camera for the type of pictures they are going to take and successfully transfer images from the camera to their computer for editing.
Read All About It: Magazine Creation 6 to 8
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Students will practice writing standards by creating a collaborative mini magazine. Each student will be required to write an article for the group's magazine that illustrates his/her ability to cite text evidence, use direct quotations, paraphrase information, and use correct grammar.
History of Manufacturing 9 to 10
(4.5 stars, 2 ratings)
Students will research the history of manufacturing and document the evolution of it pre-industrial age to now. Students will choose an Ag related product and trace its development from raw material to finished product.
Cherokee Unit- Lesson 1: Cherokee Religion and Culture 7 to 8
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
In this unit, students will learn about the beliefs, practices and traditions of Native American groups in North Carolina, specifically the Cherokee people, and explain how European explorers and settlers impacted these groups.
Lifecycle Learning K to 3
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Classroom children can watch lifecycles by having a camera set on an egg or a seed planted and projected on a large screen. In return, they learn the sequence of each lifecycle by seeing it first hand.
Ambassador (Program Based Learning) 6 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
I assign a country to groups of 2 Principles of Technology students. They become the "Ambassadors" of their countries and must create a brochure in Publishers highlighting the countries, resources, exports, etc. They also create a PowerPoint highlighting the tourism, strengths of the country. They use Microsoft Word to write a letter to the "President" of the country introducing themselves, etc. They are given a budget to prepare a meal that would include items that are traditional favorites from their selected country. They will prepare a spreadsheet with formulas that tracks expenditures, costs, etc. Each group will have an entire class period to present their PBL, and the meal they have prepared in advance, the day of their presentation.
Here's what Amanda Stevens thought (09/10/2014):
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Great little camera for the price! Portable, Lightweight and Easy to use too.

Here's what Heather Chirtea thought (11/26/2012):
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This is great.