Document cameras vary throughout the district, but most support USB and VGA connection.  The USB connection to your classroom computer allows you to capture images and videos digitally.  This image capture capability is perfect for transforming paper materials and sharing/interacting with the content in multiple ways.  The VGA connection to the projector allows you to show the content live for in-class modeling of processes and learning strategies.
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AVerVision 300AF Document Camera

How are students and teachers using the document camera?

  1. Show and tell
  2. Science experiments
  3. Zoom-in on small items to see them in detail (stamps, coins, bills, pinecones, caterpillars, butterflies, etc.)
  4. Making regular picture books into "Big-Books"
  5. Model the use of math manipulatives
  6. Place a timer under the document camera to help with time management
  7. Demonstrating letter formation
  8. ABC tiles - let students come up and rearrange the tiles to create words
  9. Sharing maps and atlases
  10. Sharing photos and images
  11. Worksheets - students can watch the teacher or fellow student model the work to be completed
  12. Save images for use with the SMART Board
  13. Save images of student work to post to your classroom website
  14. Display student work
  15. Model note-taking skills using notebook paper or other templates
  16. Model sentence and paragraph structure, revise punctuation and grammar
  17. Complete graphic organizers as a class
  18. Share tests and assessments to follow directions with their eyes and ears
  19. Daily oral language
  20. Demonstrate how to use a calculator
  21. Demonstrate using the keyboard of a Chromebook
  22. Displaying and creating graphs with graph paper
  23. Dissections and science experiments
  24. Art pictures, projects, or sculptures
  25. Model writing homework reminders in the school planner
  26. Bell ringers, do-now's or exit ticket activities
  27. Display textbook pages, zoom-in on key details or images
  28. Show historical artifacts or family heirloom items
  29. Enlarging hard-to-read text
  30. Displaying music, lyrics, or musical instruments (ie demonstrating the fingering on flutes, recorders or other instruments)
  31. Recording video and transferring to the computer
  32. Recording student presentations
  33. Skyping or video conferencing with other classrooms using Skype, Google Hangouts, or other online communication tool
  34. Using math tools like rulers, compasses, and the like to demonstrate how to use them
  35. Connecting to a microscope to show very small items (ie cells) and identify the parts using the document camera software with the SMART Board
For more great ideas on how Kennewick teachers are using their document cameras, please download 101 Ways to Use a Document Camera.

How do I connect my document camera to the projector?

How do I capture images and video with the document camera?

How do I use the remote control with my document camera?