10:30-12:30 Ticketed 2-Hour Workshop
Room S331D
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Transform your Learning Environment with a Document Camera
Explore all of the ways document cameras can enhance your learning environment with multiple examples that engage students and reach multiple learning styles. We will explore resources, lesson ideas and cool tricks to use with your document camera.


In the article Are Document Cameras the Next Big Thing? by Susan Brooks-Young, teachers identified four major changes:
More class time devoted to discussions of students’ written work and thought processes
Increased numbers of students, especially English language learners, sharing and explaining their work
Growing student confidence in their mathematical abilities and better comprehension of concepts
Increased teacher understanding of students’ thought processes

Document Cameras are great for education because:
  • Allow for Interactive Lessons
  • Help Engage Students
  • Can Record Lessons and Demonstration
  • Aide in Presenting Curriculum

Know Your Software and Hardware:
  • What features are built in
  • What software is available
  • What accessories are available

Know Your Environment:
  • Classroom Set Up
  • Students Needs
  • Students' Ability to View the Board

Know Your Curriculum:
  • What do you teach
  • How do you teach
  • What can you change

Ideas for using your Document Camera:

How Document Cameras Change The Classroom

Ways students and teachers can use document cameras in various elementary level subjects:
  • All Subjects
    • Showcase student work!
    • Display any paper, textbook, or 3D object in the room!
    • Show and Tell
    • Teaching Plans/Instruction for Substitute Teachers (for Doc. Camera models that record demonstrations)
  • Reading
    • Make any book a big book! (Consider jigsaw or other interactive reading strategies!)
    • Site Words
    • Flash Cards
  • Writing
    • Group Writing
    • Group Editing
    • Share Examples
  • Oral Language
    • Project Visual Aids
    • Model Note Cards
    • Teleprompter
  • Math
    • Rulers, Compasses, and Other Math Instruments
    • Manipulatives
    • Group Problems and/or Correcting
  • Science
    • Diagrams
    • Specimens
    • Dissections
  • Social Studies
    • Maps
    • Artifacts
  • Art
    • Display the Masters
    • Model Techniques
    • Gallery or Recital

The Educational Technology Network provides 50 ideas by Grade Level for using Document Cameras
University of Missouri provides links to resources for using your ELMO document camera in the classroom
Teacher Talk with Tim Bedley, Gives Cross-Curricular Ideas
101 Ways Kennewick Teachers Use Document Cameras [PDF Document]
Ideas for Classroom Use of a Document Camera

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