Faculty Resources: Document Camera

The document camera is a real-time image capture device for displaying objects to a larger audience. Document camera technology consists of a video camera mounted on a stand with an illuminated display platform under the camera lens. Material is placed on the platform and projected through an overhead-mounted projector or by way of a television set.

The document camera allows a teacher to display almost anything placed under its lens, including transparencies, opaque materials such as black and white or colored paper printouts and 3D objects for class obsercations.

Why document camera?

  • content clarity to the whole class
  • better students attention
  • no computer and networking needed