Today I would like to introduce you to the Luna Interactive Projection Camera. This three in one tool - video camera, still camera, web cam – simplifies your classroom presentation and increases productivity. The camera is very small and portable – no more bulky overhead needed! The tool easily connects to either your computer or smart board.
Here are just a few of the practical applications I came up with for using the projection camera:
~Use the video feature with narration to explain how to use manipulatives in math and science center activities.
~Project the pictures for your read aloud book so that no one on the carpet can complain about not being able to see ;)
~Take still shots of student writing samples to include in a digital portfolio.
~Project various blank charts and graphs from the computer to the board where the class can work together to fill them in with information corresponding with the lesson content.
~Share a nonfiction text from a book and search together for key non fiction features and/or details vs. main ideas.
~Use the web cam feature to engage the entire class in a Skype conversation with a career professional whose job description weaves in with your curriculum and/or an author sharing tips on quality writing.
I have to say, I even used the camera at home to project one of my recipes onto my laptop screen. As I was cooking I could walk away from the recipe and still see it projected. I never had to touch it with my sticky ingredient fingers.
In experimenting with sharing lesson materials under the camera I discovered that jerky movements projected a bit fuzzy, but with smooth movements and the focus tool it was easy to adjust the clarity of still images.
Learning Resources, a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms worldwide and learning toys, has offered our readers the chance to win a Luna Interactive Projection Camera (retail value $199)! We are really looking forward to getting this great technology tool in the hands of one of our teaching and learning families here on ABC & 123!
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