Want a CHEAP document camera?

If you are like me and have been DYING to get rid of your dinosaur overhead projector and trade it in for a document camera, then keep reading! I hear of so many schools that have document cameras in each classroom. Unfortunately our county can’t supply such wonderful pieces of technology due to our budget constraints. 

What is a document camera? Quite simply it is a video camera that plugs into any kind of projector. You can put anything under it and it will be displayed on your computer/projector. I wanted one to show student writing quickly, show science experiments so everyone can see what I am doing, show how to use fractions of a ruler, do away with transparencies and the list could go on and on…

One day when I was perusing Pinterest I stumbled upon an ad for the IPEVO document camera that was being advertised for $69.00. After doing a little research and browsing through Amazon.com, my IPEVO document camera was being shipped to me for only $52.00! The $100.00 that our fabulous PTA gives us each year was well spent! I have used the document camera in my classroom for the past month and I have nothing but wonderful things to say given the incredibly low price. Of course if I were offered the $500 Elmo document camera, I wouldn’t turn it down!

Check out the IPEVO document camera:

Do any of YOU have a document camera in your classroom? If so, what is your favorite way to use it?


  1. I was lucky enough to get one through a math grant a few years ago. I do everything with it!!

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  2. This is the exact same document camera I've used in my classroom for the past two years. I was shocked at how well it worked for such a reasonable price! I'm glad you're getting the word out that about it!

  3. I love my doc cam!! I'm doing electric circuits with my 4th graders and I use the doc cam to show them how to hook up the whole circuit - great way for them to see! I'm your newest follower, love your blog!
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  4. I don't know what I don't do with my doc camera. It has made teaching so much easier! My favorite way to use it is to let the students share their work under it. They take such pride presenting their creations and sharing them with us. It has made their oral reports so much more interesting and they are very comfortable presenters.


  5. Just shared this on my Five on the Fifth post. This is an amazing resource!

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  6. Thank you for this! I'm totally following you to see what other tech tips I can come away with :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings