Introduction to IPEVO Document Cameras

Module 1 in the All Things Document Cameras Series

In this module, you will learn about each of the IPEVO document cameras that are available to LU tutors and learners.

Time to complete: 35 minutes

Read, Listen, Watch

Watch the videos to learn more.

You know how helpful a document camera will be in your lessons. So how in the world do you use one!

Watch these three short videos to find out more about the document cameras available for loan from the LU library.

Introduction to the IPEVO Mirror Camera

You can download the IPEVO Quick Start Guide for the Mirror Cam here.

Introduction to the IPEVO Do-Cam

You can download the IPEVO Quick Start Guide for the Do-Cam here.

Introduction to the IPEVO V4K Pro

You can download the IPEVO Quick Start Guide for the V4K PRO here.

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Overall, these three document cameras are very simple to use, but there are a few settings and steps you will need to learn. The next video will take you step-by step through the process of setting up your document camera on your laptop or desktop computer.

How to use a document camera in your Zoom session?

Review Time

Think about when to use a document camera with a fun interactive activity.

Take a few minutes to complete this short sequencing activity that will help as a review of all the benefits of a document camera. Feel free to watch this video from our course on Multisensory Learning Online to spark your creative ideas.

WOULD BE USEFUL FOR MY LEARNER AND I
NOT RELEVANT IN OUR CASE
We were sneaky! All the activities in this exercise would work online!

Write words in the air

Tap, snap or clap out syllables

Act out words, ideas, concepts

Use a mouse, touchpad or finger to interact with screen (clicking, dragging, tapping)

Move around while learning a concept

Get up to move in between activities

We can use physical documents that are relevant to my learner’s life and goals

I can observe my learner writing

I can observe my learner tracking with their finger as they read

We can increase the fun factor through games and activities that use manipulatives

I can tap into different styles of learning by incorporating kinesthetic-tactile activities into my lessons

I can write or draw to demonstrate or model something during the online lesson

Show knowledge through physical demonstration

I can build variety and brain breaks from screen-only activities into our online lessons with a balance of physical and digital materials

My learner can easily see me highlighting and pointing things out on physical materials (using an acetate overlay)

Let’s Try Things Out

A practical exercise for you to try!

Plan how to use a document camera in your next session

  • Review your lesson plan for your next session
  • Choose an activity in your lesson plan that would be enhanced by using a document camera
  • Review the videos for each document camera and choose the one that works for you

Hopefully you’ve been inspired to go ahead and sign out a document camera from the LU library and give it a whirl!

With a handy troubleshooting section as a reference when you are setting up your document camera for the first time, why not download this Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Using a Document Camera on Zoom


Summary

Here’s a quick summary of what you covered in this module.

In this module you learned a lot more about the three document cameras available for loan from Literacy Unlimited. You also learned how to set them up and use them in a tutoring session on an online platform, like Zoom.

We hope you enjoyed the module and have learned a little more about how to use document cameras in your next tutoring session.

Tutor Challenge

Go to the next level!

Borrow a Document Camera from the LU Library and see if you can set it up with your computer. Use the Quick Start Guide and the videos in this module to play with the camera and see what you can do.

Think about how you might use it in your next tutoring session.

Next Steps

Here are some ideas to go to the next level!

You are now ready to move on to the next module:

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