Teachers and school administrators have a chance to win an Epson DC-20 Document Camera through a new initiative by our partner manufacturing brand Epson.
Epson America and Epson Education have announced a new contest that asks teachers and educators across the USA to share their top five benefits of using document cameras in the classroom. The “Epson Document Camera in the Classroom” contest invites U.S. educators to submit their entries online between March 15 and May 10, 2013. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
- 50% creative use of document cameras in the classroom
- 25% practicality of implementing the idea using real life examples/application
- 25% impact of using document cameras on student learning
Epson will select the top four entries and highlight them on the new Epson document camera website www.epson.com/documentcameras. Winners will be announced in early June 2013.
See how the DC-20 Document Camera works in this video clip below:
The DC-20 provides teachers and their classrooms with a variety of advanced features to enrich learning, including:
- PC-free Annotation: Write or draw over live images by simply plugging in a wired USB mouse – no computer necessary
- Built-in Microphone: Record audio with video lessons
- Application Software: Provides advanced functionality such as editing captured images, recording time-lapse photography, video web upload, and file management
- Microscope Adapter: Connect to any standard microscope eye-piece to share magnified images with the entire class
- Image Storage: Capture, store and present images via 1GB internal memory, SD card slot or USB flash drive port
- Split Screen Function: Display images side-by-side, perfect for comparing before and after photos
- Camera Flexibility: Camera head rotates +/- 90 degrees to capture many angles – record white board images, student faces, or classroom wall
When our training teams at CCS Presentation Systems work with school administrators and classroom staff, we find that teachers are keenly interested in learning new ways to use advanced technologies for learning in the classroom. We hope that teachers across all our regions get involved in the contest to win a new document camera.