Luna document camera

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  1. 1st-yr-teacher

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    Does a Luna document camera require a projector to work? My school doesn't have smart boards in each classroom and only four mobile projectors that can be checked out. I thought the Luna only requird a computer but I think I may be wrong.
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    Yes, you need a way to project it. I love mine. It is my favorite thing in my room.
     
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    :( thanks for answering!
     
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    You love your Luna Doc Cam or your doc cam of another brand?
     
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    I have the Luna...I had a ELMO. The Luna is so simple to use. It has a microphone and light built in. It can be used as a video camera. I love it. I use it all day long. I teach six year olds and they can use it.
     
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    When they say only a computer is required, they probably doesn't mean it has to be plugged in to an electrical outlet. My Elmo brand required the outlet while my newer document camera needs only the computer.

    Technically you can use the document cameras without a projector, but not how 99.9% of people intend to use it. What I mean is, for example, I can record myself teaching something under the camera and then save the recording so I can publish it online or email it (thinking dor student modules, etc.). You probably want the entire class of students to see what you are doing live, though, and that's why a projector is required.

    It's like this: work with documents/items under camera, data sent to computer, computer sends data to projector, image produced on the white screen.
     
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    I just got one from DonorsChoose! I'm really excited.

    JustMe, my laptop hooks up to the smartboard/project via a USB cord and an LCD cord. Does this mean I just hook the Luna up to my other laptop USB port and it will project like an ELMO? This is what I was hoping.
     
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    Should be that simple! :)
     

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