Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Document Camera Integration Tips

I'd like to welcome everyone back after the summer. Hopefully everyone had an enjoyable break. I know I did!

I read an article today that had simple integration tips for those of you that have access to a document camera and LCD projector.

Integration Tip

Here are five ways you can integrate a document camera into your school’s elementary school lesson plans.

  • Have students draw background scenery for their play, then project the image behind them when they perform.
  • Teach math by putting a protractor and ruler under the camera for all to see clearly.
  • Use the camera to have the class read and follow along from the same book.
  • Quickly call up maps for social studies and history assignments.
  • Project a piece of lined paper on your whiteboard. Now students writing on the board can keep their work straight.
You can read the entire article at http://www.edtechmag.com/k12/issues/august-september-2008/creating-digital-learners.html. If you have any questions or want to share your ideas, email me.

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