Think Outside of the Box When Using Document Cameras

University of Idaho

Document cameras can be found in many classrooms, but are they being used to full potential? A document camera allows you to zoom in on a document or object so that the whole class can see it in detail. Consider the following ideas to spark your imagination for getting creative with document cameras:

  • teach students how to count change
  • show detail on maps
  • demonstrate letter writing (ABC's)
  • share student writing
  • model how to use a graphing calculator or other device
  • model drawing techniques in the art classroom
  • demonstrate use of a ruler or compass in math
  • post a countdown during exams
  • hook it up to a microscope
  • save images for later use
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