The Flex Cam

The Flex Cam is usually used for video conferencing or as an attachment to a microscope to capture images for display on the computer screen. This allows the user that has video capture capabilities in their computer to digitize any images the camera takes. The Flex Cam can also display its image directly into a television set. This in many ways replaces an opaque projector or overhead and has the added advantage that it can easily display 3D images in real time.

This is one example of how a science teacher has used this piece of equipment to share materials with the whole class when she only had one copy.

This is Dawn Hester, a science teacher, sharing a book on Gargolyes after our field trip to the Washington National Cathedral. She uses the Flex Cam to display the book on the television. This makes the graphics easily visible to every student in the room

This shows the book used to display on TV, via the Flex Cam. This also shows a picture of the television display.

Here Dawn shares Richard Macaulay's book Cathedrals. The TV display is easy to see by all students. She can even point to different parts of the book as needed. This will show up on the TV.

Another science teacher used this to have students display the crystals they grew. This allowed all the students to see what was going on in the front of the room via the TV. It avoids having 30 students crowd around a display or having materials passed around the room as the student was trying to give their report.