Document cameras, also known as visual presenters, visualisers, digital overheads, or docucams, are real-time image capture devices for displaying an object to a large audience. Like an opaque projector, a document camera is able to magnify and project the images of actual, three-dimensional objects, as well as transparencies.
Document cameras are compatible with scanners, projectors, computers and many other technologies.
Document cameras are user-friendly. Many of the uses listed can be utilized and adapted for any grade level demonstration. Show students how to do assigned work.Showing math examples, manipulatives in color and three dimensions, and whole group math games.Immediate feedback for displaying student work
Freeze-frame the camera for various teaching purposes. Worksheets can be frozen, work out answers on sheet, unfreeze, and show final answers.
Close up detailed observation of objects Zoom in on reading text and read whole class-helps when pointing out certain topics words and students can follow along.
Use lined paper to project onto white board. Students can write on lines for handwriting examples
Music lines on white board demonstrating musical notes—students can come up and place notes on board.