The document camera has become an essential tool I use on a daily basis. Students in first grade are able to watch in “real time” as I demonstrate an art technique. Here I am teaching students how to attach clay with the score and slip techniques. Without the use of the document camera, students would crowd around a table to watch a demonstration. With the "ELMO" all students are able to see the enlarged 3-dimensional image. Often I leave the camera on while students are working for later reference. Or, if I see a common mistake, I will stop the class and have a student re-teach the technique from the document camera. With the aid of the “ELMO” I have noticed students are more attentive and are able to recall and model the techniques with confidence and independence.
Lakeview Elementary, Solon