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3D Print a $20 Document Camera for a student

During the time of distance learning, teachers need a way to see what students are working on.

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I've taught kindergarten for 20 years. I find distance learning very difficult, because I can not see what students are working on. I designed an inexpensive document camera that could be 3D printed. It simply needs a 2M bolt and nut for a hinge, a usb extender, and a $14 dollar camera. Folks can either print this camera or have have someone else print it for them here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4542219

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Jon wrote 09/03/2020 at 17:15 point

I've taken a number of remote courses and can confirm that the any learning process incorporating such a document camera makes the process so much easier. The Khan Academy blackboard-style videos can work depending upon the presenter but getting an option for a real view of the task space / "over-the-shoulder" makes for a very natural student-teacher interaction. Making this simple and cheap and an option for teacher and student is a great idea. Good luck!

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Dan Maloney wrote 07/21/2020 at 16:19 point

That's a good idea. My wife had to distance teach too last semester, and sharing work between her and the students was always a challenge - plenty of jury-rigged webcams and shakey phone video. Nice job with this!

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