Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Learning Resources Luna Interactive Projection Camera-Review & Giveaway
I have been blessed by Learning Resources to review this fabulous product. I will start by saying I already have an Elmo. This is by far the BEST projection camera I have used. This is 3 tools in one & does so much more! It's very compact, user friendly & extremely affordable. Not only is this a projection camera it's also a webcam & photo/video camera! The possibilities are ENDLESS! I am going to show you just a few things I have done with this gem in the last several days.
We are working on time this week & this worked out perfect! I can't believe how easily this camera bends to view large or smaller items....unlike the Elmo I currently have... the flexibility sold me immediately!
I started out the lesson with demonstrating the time to the half hour. They watched while I demonstrated this & projected it through my Smartboard, yes it projects through my Smartboard! A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
Then my students got a chance to demonstrate a time that I gave them orally. After, I would display what their clock should look like.
Aren't they precious????
I did this as a 5 minute time filler. I allowed each student to come up & roll the die & then they yelled out the answer.
This shot is to show you how small of a manipulative can be displayed.
This is another quick word work time filler. Each student takes out their notebooks & makes as many words as they can. The winner gets a BIG FUZZY.
We are reviewing money identification & counting. This is much better than handing out individual coins to each student. What a time saver!
Place value practice! I plan to use this & the others as a math station.
Who doesn't need a review of geometric shapes?
Math fact practice!
3 dimensional shape review!
Measurement....wow....they finally got this concept by this amazing visual device!
I use this for the stamina timer during Daily 5 or their timed math fact tests.
Not only can this be used for trade books it can be used for ANY book! What a great way to model fluency, directionality, & more!
This Boggle activity is used during word work in Daily 5. This can also be done as a filler activity. I place the letters that are projected & they make as many words as they can.
Another word work or time filler activity!
Can you believe how portable?!? This was used to demonstrate the proper way to play a sight word Candy Land game I developed.
Finally, I displayed this for our daily writing lesson. Instead of printing out 23 full color pages, I have it displayed for all to see. Saving paper....added bonus!
Just a few more added bonuses to do with this affordable device:
*Keep in mind that anything that I do can be captured. For example, I can capture the time activity I did & can show each pic as a review. These can be saved to your computer with one touch!
*We participated in a post card exchange this year & we have skyped with classes all over the world. I used to have to hold my current webcam without me in the live feed. All I have to do with this is move the camera & viola, my whole class & myself can be seen!
*Speaking of the video camera...I can't wait to use this on my classroom blog. What a gift to give to parents to see their children in action! I can't wait to add this to my classroom blog!
*With all the hype about Common Core, this is a fabulous resource to keep all your lessons documented with one click....PROOF...you are meeting the standards.
*Science lessons were not captured but can you imagine the endless possibilities!?!
*Did I mention the capabilities of the software???? It took a few minutes to install! The most tech challenged teacher can figure out how to install & use this within minutes. You can control other settings such as zooming in and out, rotating an image, & taking a video.
*This can be used K-12 & beyond. I used to be in advertising sales & this would be so vital to have for presentations.
*The cost is one of the best things about the Luna! My Elmo was over $500 & does not even compare to this! This camera is retailed at $199!
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