From showing the stop-motion animation process to sharing student sketches, the Point 2 View has been an ideal tool.
(PRWEB) March 31, 2012
As part of a nationwide commitment to expand and enhance learning options in the classroom and prepare teachers for the next generation of education technology, IPEVO, a designer and maker of technology products, has partnered with Tricia Fuglestad, the NAEA 2012 Illinois Art Teacher of the Year, for a unique art education initiative. This initiative incorporates IPEVO's Point 2 View USB Camera into a variety of existing art class curriculums.
The Point 2 View USB Document Camera, manufactured by IPEVO and available through IPEVO's online store at http://www.ipevo.com, is designed as a multifunctional, budget-conscious educational tool for capturing real-time video of printed text and images as well as three-dimensional objects. At only $69, the Point 2 View is a low-cost alternative to conventional document cameras costing many hundreds or thousands more. The camera's 2-Megapixel lens features a macro mode for capturing very fine details from as little as 5cm (2 inches) away from the subject.
Included with the Point 2 View camera is a multi-jointed stand allowing the camera to be positioned at any height, angle and orientation to suit its subject. In combination with a computer and projector, the Point 2 View presents documents, textbooks, handwritten exercises, math formulas, artwork, and other materials for classroom instruction.
Tricia Fuglestad is a K-5 Visual Art Teacher at Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights, IL. With a reputation for successfully employing cutting-edge technology in the classroom, Fuglestad used the Point 2 View Camera as a central teaching accessory for a series of art projects. Going beyond the document presentation usually associated with the Point 2 View, Fuglestad enhanced her art curriculum in several key areas. Projects accomplished during the initiative include stop-motion animation, augmented reality demonstrations, iPad e-learning sessions, multimedia compositions using recorded video, in-class student presentations, and fine art technique instruction.
"The Point 2 View has amazing clarity and great weight balance," explained Fuglestad. "From showing the stop-motion animation process to sharing student sketches, the Point 2 View has been an ideal tool. Instead of calling all the students out of their seats to stand over me as I demonstrate, I use the camera to now make art along with them. It has freed up my teaching options and made communicating with students easier and quicker. And at only $69, the Point 2 View is an extremely affordable teaching tool that can make a world of difference for students."
Fuglestad features her students' artwork — much of which was taught or created with the Point 2 View camera — at the Dryden Elementary art website at http://drydenart.weebly.com.
The Point 2 View USB Document Camera is available for purchase directly through the IPEVO Online Store at http://www.ipevo.com/p2v. This website also features user stories, hints and tips, and tutorials.
IPEVO designs and sells innovative products to enrich today's connected lifestyle. We recognize the immense potential of new technologies to help people create, teach, learn, and inspire. From classroom to living room to conference room, IPEVO is dedicated to making technology more available, accessible, and affordable for all.
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