Education

Document Cameras Installed in Summit Schools

322bd0a5c0ec28ca2c56_Doc_Camera_2.JPG
Second-grader Anderson Wise demonstrates the document camera.
322bd0a5c0ec28ca2c56_Doc_Camera_2.JPG

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit School District has deployed 90 document cameras in all schools, with more sets to be installed in the coming weeks.  The new equipment was made possible through a grant from the Summit Educational Foundation (SEF).

A document camera connected to a projector provides teachers with an easily accessible, and versatile, piece of technology to present information in a multitude of ways that are simply not available with an overhead projector.  This equipment can be used to project pages from a book, provide a close-up peek at elements from a science experiment, and even take pictures and video of any number of things.

Some other examples of how the document camera and projector can be used are:

Sign Up for E-News

• To highlight important information in printed text.

• To model and get a better look at the over all process of writing.

• To project physical manipulatives onto the board, while students use them to problem-solve for the rest of the class.  Parts of the demonstration can be zoomed in on, thus modeling the step-by-step approach for everyone.

• To project real specimens in science lab, so that students will not be limited to a microscopic view of an organism or object.

• To display real items, instead of photographs or diagrams of items.

Douglas Orr is the district's Supervisor of Technology.  He explains, “I see the document camera as a fairly simple means for teachers to quickly share visual information with students.  Since the document camera can both show live video as well as take still pictures, it is a versatile tool for the classroom.  Now, our teachers can show the entire class a close-up view of science experiments, physical documents, and other manipulatives.  One of my favorite uses is when a teacher shares one of those important ‘aha!’ moments in which one student’s work can serve as an example for the rest of the class.”

Franklin School second grade teacher, Mariel Jacobs agrees, “The document camera helps me model work, and is great for the visual learners in the class.  As our society continues to be more stimulated through the sense of sight, I find that the document camera is an essential teaching tool.  It also saves me from creating unnecessary charts, because instead I am modeling on paper something that looks similar to what the class has.  Since I do not have an interactive board in my classroom, I have become creative with the document camera.  Sometimes I will project directly onto a whiteboard, so the students can come up and write directly on the board as they would with a Smartboard.”

For more information about SEF, visit www.sefnj.org.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Summit

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_881b6d28cc660d21656c_cc_meet_the_mayor

Sat, February 24, 1:30 PM

Best Cellars, Summit

Meet the Mayor

Community Calendar

Carousel_image_3bace4d32c41ce89f355_d15db77aa570cb8b624b_pirates

Sat, February 24, 2:00 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Saturday Serendipity: Fairy Tale Puppet Theater

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar Education

Carousel_image_2f6b0d649e9a993d844f_73aaef185f9861d6bddb_burlesqueball-savethedate-fbbanner02-224x150

Sat, February 24, 7:00 PM

Grand Summit Hotel, Summit

The Burlesque Ball

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Summit Fire Department Blotter

01/01/2018 9:26 am     FD dispatched to a motor vehicle accident, car vs. pole in front of 196 GLENSIDE AVENUE.  On arrival occupant was out of the vehicle.  Summit EMS assumed patient contact. FD made notification to the power company to make repairs.  Summit PD remained on scene for traffic control and road closure until repairs were made.

01/02/2018 7:36 pm ...

Summit Police Blotter

February 12, 2018

2/1 - At 0955 hours a report was taken for a theft of a street sign. The unlawful incident occurred between an unknown time frame on Pine Grove Avenue. Value of the street sign was not immediately available at the time of the report.

2/5 - Roberto C. Noel-Berman, 23, of Summit was arrested and charged with possession of CDS. Mr. Noel-Berman was released with a pending court date.

2/5 - ...

Lightbridge Academy in Millburn Hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers

February 23, 2018

If you are passionate about educating and nurturing young minds, you may fit right in with our family! Lightbridge Academy is currently hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers to join our team and grow with us!

If you would like to learn more about the positions offered, you can reach us at 973-218-1800.

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Market Healthy, Strong Despite Sell-Offs

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on FOX Business News discussing the market sell-off post the release of the Fed Minutes:

video.foxbusiness.com

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and ...

Is FAANG Long in the Tooth?

Investors love to rally around a stock story. Today it’s all about the FAANG stocks. Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG) are a major reason why the S&P 500 rallied so much in 2017. Mr. Market is convinced the FAANGs are impervious to a sell-off. “Its different this time” is ringing loud and clear, but will the outcome really be that ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...

Movies! Movies! Movies! - Three Ways to Enjoy Movies

Most people who use the Summit Free Public Library are familiar with our video collection: thousands of DVDs and nearly 800 BluRays -- and growing!

In addition to recent box-office hits and Hollywood classics, we have foreign films, anime, and musical performances from Aida to ZZ Top. Binge-watch a must-see TV series, discover a new one, or introduce your kids to your childhood ...