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USB Document Camera

USB Document Camera

Item #: 6640 | Grades K-12
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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.
Daily Life: Recognizing Positive Social Behaviors 8 to 12
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Activating schemata (1) Developing recognition of target vocabulary in context (2) Recognizing that multi syllabus words have different stress patterns. Recognizes target words and spoken context in isolation using appropriate technology when possible. Recognizes the stress pattern of target words.
Name that Main Idea 3 to 5
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This is an engaging lesson designed to introduce main idea to students, and then scaffold student understanding to be able to write topic sentences about the main idea utilizing a document camera. Students then critique and conduct peer evaluations on each other's products.
Letter Review P-K to P-K
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This lesson is a plan I use weekly when introducing a new letter through Letterland (our letter/sound curriculum). It uses a variety of methods to practice writing the letter and practicing letter sounds.
Addition Addiction 3 to 5
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Using interactive whiteboard technology, the students will show different ways of adding multi-digit numbers. The students will present their thinking to the class.
Great Depression Gallery Walk 9 to 12
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Students will analyze the impact of the Great Depression on U.S. society and populations by analyzing primary source images from the Library of Congress website.
Social Situations & Emotions P-K to 2
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The students will use video modeling to interpret a variety of social situations and corresponding emotional states.
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.