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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
  • And More:

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