Hello, friends!!! What a week so far! We're in the middle of state testing and it's exhausting. My kids are really hanging in there though. Thank goodness!
Anywho...my Techie Tuesday/What You Might Want Wednesday post is about another gadget Learning Resources let me check out. It's the Luna interactive projection camera.
It was extremely easy to set up! You just pop in the CD, plug in the USB cord, and you're ready!
Here are some of the ways we've used it so far:
I projected the book Our Tree Named Steve from under the camera.
The entire class was able to see this particular scene in the book. I have already read the story to them, but we paused on this page to discuss what the author/illustrator's purpose was. They used inference to discuss the situation, cause and effect, and the emotions of the family members looking outside. It was perfect for writing that day!!! I was able to leave the picture up on the screen as a visual reminder while the students wrote in their journals.
And of course, we had to do some CRCT review. This is an end-of-the-year math test from one of our county resources. It was jam-packed with fabulous questions, reminding the students of all the things we had previously discussed and learned.
I plan on using it during Math after testing is over. There are so many ways to use this thing...I just need more time!
Not only does it project images, it also takes photos and records video. A-MA-ZING! And it's very user-friendly, whether I'm using it or the kids are.
And the best part - it could be YOURS! Thanks to Learning Resources I'm able to giveaway one Luna camera to one very lucky person! Simply enter below! The contest will start tonight at 12:01 am and will run until 12:01am April 29, 2012. The winner will be announced Sunday afternoon, April 29th!
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