How Document Cameras Change The Classroom
Ways students and teachers can use document cameras in various elementary level 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)
Make any book a big book! (Consider jigsaw or other interactive reading strategies!)
Project Visual Aids
Model Note Cards
Rulers, Compasses, and Other Math Instruments
Group Problems and/or Correcting
Display the Masters
Gallery or Recital
101 Ways Kennewick Teachers Use Document Cameras
Ideas for Classroom Use of a 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
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