A simple and engaging way to use the document camera is that any document such as textbook, picture book, or worksheet can be projected right onto the Interactive Whiteboard, which provides students with a large visual support during guided reading activities.
Along with a live view, the teachers also explored how student work can be captured and stored digitally onto an ActivInspire flipchart. This allows for editing and annotating - while the student's original work is left intact.
|Naomi Wyman, Intermediate HSP teacher at G.A. Brown, practices |
using the document camera to record a video of herself asking questions.
During the session, teachers were given hands-on time to build a lesson around a literacy document they brought with them. The itinerant resource teacher helped to support the embedding of the technology to accommodate student learning needs. Following some reflection and discussion, the Intermediate LC came up with a list of a few ways they would immediately go and use the document camera in their classrooms including one teacher who commented: "The document camera can be used in all curriculum areas to engage the students and help model and differentiate instruction."
Other examples of teacher responses included:
- Teacher and student modelling, procedure, guided reading
- I am excited to try with a microscope.
- Hands on tech demo, art process demo
- Demonstrate math solutions with manipulatives
- Another way to share what they (students) have learned
- Presentation, show math solutions and reading language texts
|Intermediate HSP teacher Anita Ghosh used the document camera on the following week. Her students used|
the document camera to share a comic strip they created during a Visual Literacy co-teaching session