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Mrs. Aspden
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

No Need to Wait- Instant Learning with a Document Camera

We are lacking enough math manipulatives and books for the entire class. My students need a document camera to help fill this need for hands on learning and reading.

My Students

Did you like to wait your turn as a child? It hurts this teacher's heart, to have to tell a student who is excited about learning that they will have to wait their turn. This camera would eliminate this waiting time, allowing all students to learn using manipulatives and books together.

My school has over 50% of students who are low income, and many ELL students who need additional support.

We have bare bones technology, teachers have to fight other teachers for what computers, projectors, and document cameras that we do have. My third graders are eager to learn. We just lack the materials to fully equip each and every classroom.

My Project

My students will be able to use this document camera in all areas of learning. We will be able to take real life videos or pictures of materials to project onto the board for all to see. If a student figures out a way to solve a math problem, they can instantly share it with the class. We simply place their paper under the camera and it is projected on the board for all to see. We can instantly have a conversation about their work. We can use the camera to show how to use math manipulatives to solve problems. Students can take an active part in their learning by presenting and teaching other students. If we are studying a topic in science or social studies, the camera would help to project text for all to read. Students could use it to share science experiments, by performing the experiment under the camera everyone would be able to watch and learn as well. The possibilities are endless and reach across all subject areas.

This document camera would allow me to project math manipulatives onto the board for all to see.

Students would be able to watch as I use manipulatives to solve math problems. Often students need that visual picture to help them grasp a concept. When using math manipulatives without the use of the camera, it is difficult for all to see from their seats. The camera would act as a real moment video projected onto the board for all to see. I would be able to place literature or non-fiction text under the camera to project up onto the board for all to see and read at once. I would be able to model reading strategies and give my students visual explanations that they need. Instead of having my back to the class when writing on the board, I could use the camera to project my writing or work from my desk while facing the class. Having the teacher always watching would help to increase class participation and better student behavior.

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Lunatm Interactive Projection Camera • Kaplan Early Learning Company $169.96 1 $169.96

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This project will reach 31 students.

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