A document camera is a powerful tool for teaching and learning. If you are setting up a classroom for in-person instruction, distance learning, or hybrid teaching, a document camera can be a game-changer. As you plan for back-to-school and to kick off the new school year, the V4K PRO is perfect for blended learning setups.
When the team at IPEVO reached out to me earlier this year, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on their V4K PRO. I remember how wild it was to switch from an overhead projector to a document camera as a classroom teacher. This year, I’ve supported teachers at a distance and worked with students remotely. Having a document camera during a read-aloud to point to text or highlight specific information was crucial in remote settings.
In this blog post, we’ll look at the V4K PRO document camera and how it works in all learning environments!
Document Camera for All Learning Environments
IPEVO’s new V4K PRO lends itself to a variety of classroom setups. I typically use the term blended learning to describe learning environments with a combination of online and offline activities for students. However, some tools lend themselves well to all learning environments. A document camera is certainly on this list if you teach at a distance this year, participate in a hybrid model, or work with students in a traditional face-to-face classroom.
The V4K PRO is very portable, and right now, mine is sitting on my desk at home. As you can see in the picture above, this document camera doesn’t take up much space. Whether you are in a low-tech or high-tech classroom, the V4K PRO can help you model a new concept, demonstrate a strategy, and give students a closer look as you teach and review.
A document camera can work in any setup and lends itself well to a variety of classroom settings. If you’re familiar with other document cameras from IPEVO, the V4K PRO is their updated version. It has a lot of extra features that you might not expect to see.
AI and Document Cameras
Until I took a look at the V4K PRO, I wouldn’t have thought there was a connection between a document camera and artificial intelligence (AI). So I was surprised to learn that AI technology is used with this document camera to enhance the microphone.
V4K PRO is actually the world’s first doc cam with IntelliGO’s AI-Enhanced Voice Technology. How does this work? The AI technology eliminates background noise. At the same time, it maintains the natural sound of the human voice, so students can clearly hear their teacher.
Getting Started with V4K PRO Document Camera
If you took a peek at my Instagram stories this week, you saw the special delivery from IPEVO. I took a few videos when the shipment arrived and am hosting an Instagram giveaway this week for followers. As you can see in the video below, the V4K PRO has an 8-Megapixel image sensor from Sony. This camera provides Ultra HD Video communication for users.
The V4K PRO also has a built-in LED light. With this lightning setup, any materials on your desk are captured clearly, even in a low-light environment. So if you are showing the steps to a science experiment, reading a book aloud, or demonstrating how to solve a math problem on scratch paper, students can view it clearly.
Since the V4K PRO document camera plugs right into your computer, it is essentially compatible with everything you already use. You can screen share within popular video conferencing tools like Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Microsoft Teams, and more. It works on Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks and the versatile multi-jointed arm means you can share your workspace and transition from doc cam to webcam at any angle and any height.
Ready to set up your own V4K PRO? Head over to this landing page for all of the details on how to order a V4K PRO Ultra HD USB Document Camera. This page has up-to-date pricing information, tech specs, and a quick way to order one (or a dozen) document cameras for your school, district, or classroom. You can also order a V4K PRO through their sales email: firstname.lastname@example.org