I read about the IPEVO on Proteacher back over the summer. I heard it was high quality and cheap (I got mine for $65 on Amazon!!).
Well, I just love it. It is great to have a document camera all of the time! We use it for everything--projects, going over rubrics, writing, correcting homework, everything! The IPEVO itself is really neat. It has a surprisingly heavy base and never tips. And it's really easy to maneuver to any angle.
I recently set up a small table specifically for the projector and IPEVO, near our reading area...since I use it a lot for read alouds (the kids love to follow along on the projector).
In case you do get one, here a couple of tips that took me awhile to figure out:
- For the longest time, I had some difficulty getting it to focus nicely. There is an Auto Focus button on the computer screen (labeled AF) and once you click it, it focuses beautifully!
- It can be a little dim...so a small lamp is helpful. I ended up taking one of our lamps and putting it in the middle of the table for some extra light. Looks nice and helps a lot!
Do you have an IPEVO or other document camera? What are your favorite things to do on the document camera?