Teaching in the Digital Age, Chapter 3

It’s time for Chapter 3 of the Teaching in the Digital Age book study. This week Matt from Look at My Happy Rainbow is hosting Chapter 3, Rethinking Projectors. Make sure to stop by his blog and comment or link up!

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Deborah from Teach Preschool will be sharing her thoughts on Chapter 4, Using Audio Recordings next week so stay tuned!

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Vanessa Levin

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  1. I am very interested in adding a document camera to my preschool classroom. Just wanted to confirm – if I want to project the images from the document camera on the wall then I will need a LCD projector in addition to the document camera – right? If I don’t get a projector then the images will simply display on the computer. Thanks for the help and I love this book study as I attempt to take advantage of all that technology has to offer.

    • Vanessa Levin says:

      Thanks for joining the book study Kathy. Yes, you are correct, to project images on the screen or wall you would need a projector hooked up to your computer. If you do not have a projector the images from the document camera will show on the computer screen only. If you have an Aver Key you can hook up a television to your computer and it will show whatever is on the computer screen.

      • I have been looking at projectors and there are alot of them out there in a huge price range. Does anyone know how well the less expensive ones work? Can anyone let me know which one they have had a good experience with? Thanks

        • Vanessa Levin says:

          This is a good question Kathy. There are lots of solutions for inexpensive document cameras and interactive whiteboards these days but projectors are still a bit pricey. The best advice I have is to use Craig’s List. I sold two of my former projectors on Craig’s List for $100 each and they were in perfectly good condition. They seem to be a hot ticket item on CL. For the record, I sold my projectors because I kept downsizing to smaller and smaller models for travel purposes. Hope that helps!