10 Great Classroom Activities Using iPad & Doc Cams
There are numerous options for teachers looking to invigorate their curriculum and get their students (re)engaged and inspired. Let's take a look at what's possible when you pair a document camera with multiple iPads.
Math: Pattern Blocks
A fun yet educational exercise for younger kids involves pattern blocks and tangrams. Show patterns with the doc cam. Groups must complete the patterns correctly with their blocks.
English: Picture Books
For the younger crowd, reading picture books to the class can really be enhanced when another copy of the book is placed under the doc cam. Students can follow along on several iPads mounted throughout the class. Kids will love being able to follow along and see the artwork as you read.
Frog dissection is one of those iconic science class events. You can share your dissection with the class so they get a better understanding of how to conduct their own dissection (or when there aren't enough specimens to go around).
History: Mystery Object
Bring in one or more actual objects from the past — an arrowhead, a uniform patch from World War II, a newspaper article about a famous event — and stream it to everyone's iPad so they get an up-close view.
Art: Share Your Technique
Three to five iPads, when properly distributed, is the perfect amount to give smaller classes a "front row" view of your own artspace when you share brush techniques, drawing methods, collage construction, etc.