Give away: LR Luna Projection Camera

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on April 18, 2012

in Give-Aways, LR Luna Camera

I received this wonderful Luna Interactive Projection Camera from Learning Resources to try out in our classroom. The camera is light weight, simple to use, and plugs into a USB port on your computer so you can view and record photos and video…

The camera is very simple to use. It can record video or take still photos with a simple push of a button. I shared the camera with my students on several occasions by setting it out on a table for the children to view their activities as they worked…

The arm of the camera is bendable so the children can position the camera lens (located at the top) to point up or down…

There are far more possible uses for this camera than I have tried so far. It can certainly be used as a teaching tool and if a projector is added, the children would be able to view their work on a large screen or wall…

For now, my students have enjoyed just viewing their hands at work on the computer screen…

There is something special about creating a design with blocks or items from nature then looking over and seeing the design from a different perspective…

In case you missed this post, you can view the nature window books seen in these photos by clicking on this link….

And of course, sometimes it is just fun to point the camera up at our faces and take a quick photo!

If you would like to enter to win a Luna Interactive Projection Camera from Learning Resources for your home or classroom, simply follow the directions below…

To enter the give-away…

  • Enter a correct and current email address when you leave your comment so that I can notify you if you win.
And that is all you need to do to enter this give-away!
To learn more about all the great things Learning Resources has to offer, be sure to visit the Learning Resource Facebook page  and Learning Resources Website too!

Giveaway rules…

  • This giveaway will be closed on Sunday, April 22, 2012 by 10pm EST.
  • The winner will be announced on my blog on Monday, April 23, 2012.
  • The winner of the giveaway will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond to my email with their contact information so I can forward the information to Learning Resources.
  • If the winner does not respond 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen…
  • The camera will be supplied by and sent to the winner by Learning Resources.
  • One winner will be chosen from the comment section below as the winner of the Luna Interactive Projection Camera from Learning Resources  by Random Generator.

ENTRIES FOR THIS GIVEAWAY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL or COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK! YOU MUST COME TO THE BLOG TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENT! THANKS!

Bonus Opportunity

Would you like one more chance to win this camera? Then hope on over to Pre-K Pages and read the review and enter the give-away over there too by Friday, April 20, 2012!

 

 

Disclosure: I received the Luna Interactive Projection Camera to review and provide this give-away. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are 100% my own.

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1 Leeanne A April 18, 2012 at 7:11 am

Oh I can see using this for so many science activities – even dramatic play – reading stories, projecting the pages for easier viewing! I just love it!
I hope this is open is Canadians! :)

2 cindy April 18, 2012 at 7:15 am

WOW! This is SO cool….the possibilities are endless! What a great way to motivate and encourage learning in the classroom – yay :)

3 Brenda April 18, 2012 at 7:23 am

I would love to be able to share this fascinating tool with my co-teachers as well as my students. What a great opportunity to spark the love of learning with the use of this camera! Brenda

4 Dianne April 18, 2012 at 7:46 am

What a great tool! I would definitely use this to project pictures, view and discuss things in Science, and fun dramatic play. Super excited!

5 Danna Coffey April 18, 2012 at 7:49 am

My preschoolers love for me to take pictures of their work in progress as well as their finished works of art or science. They all want to see them as soon as I take them. While I do love to take lots of pictures, it is not always practical in the midst of all the lovely mess. I have been fortunate, this year, to have 2 wonderful student teachers working with me and both took lots of pictures for me. This camera is a perfect way to allow the children to take their own pictures and enjoy them immediately and allow me to have pictures of the wonderful things we have done.

6 Cindy April 18, 2012 at 7:57 am

I love science and love to teach it. STEM begins in the pre school classroom!

7 Aiesha April 18, 2012 at 8:00 am

What an awesome learning tool! There are so many ways to use this! I can imagine the little ones making their own ‘documentaries.’ So cool!

8 Emma April 18, 2012 at 8:04 am

I would e use it all day long.. to demonstrate math concepts, to display picture books. I would connect it to my Smartboard, so the kids could interact with the text I projected! Possibilities are endless!!!

9 Shelby April 18, 2012 at 8:14 am

I would zoom in on our tadpoles to observe their development and this would make it easy for all to see up close (instead of huddling around the tank and trying to use magnifying glasses -all at once)
Thanks for the chance–shelbyrob2000@yahoo.com

10 Amanda April 18, 2012 at 8:26 am

What a great piece of technology! There are so many ways I feel this could be used. I envision watching worms and insects! I can see allowing the children to demonstrate their learning to their peers right from their desk without everyone crowding around. I love that the projector also takes pictures and video!

-Amanda- http://www.lovinglearner.blogspot.com

11 DAR BUSCHER April 18, 2012 at 8:26 am

THIS WOULD BE SUCH AN AMAZING NEW TOOL TO BE USED BY PRESCHOOLERS IN DAYCARE. TO VIEW THEIR PROJECTS, PICTURES, ANYTHING THAT WE DO WOULD BE SUCH A HUGE NEW DEMENSION TO DAILY ROUTINES OF LEARNING. WONDERFUL IDEA TO GIVE ONE AWAY. SUCH A LEARNING ADVANCE FOR SMALL CHILDREN.

12 Maria April 18, 2012 at 8:26 am

What an amazing learning tool for our young ones. Science and Mathematic concepts could be taught through a visual, interactive and
expererntial manner that makes learning fun!

13 Kareen Cummons April 18, 2012 at 8:44 am

Wow, I could use this camera for almost everything we do in my classroom. It would be great for enticing children to learn the alphabet, numbers, learn about science, aand building projects in the block center! I teach in a public school and space is at a premium, this would be wonderful to help in the learning and not take up a lot of space.

14 Amanda Johnston April 18, 2012 at 8:48 am

What an awesome learning tool! My preschool kids are always wanting to show their parents the block tower they built, the letters they wrote in shaving cream, etc. This would be an unbelievable tool to capture those activities that don’t last forever. The possibilities are as far as your imagination takes you!!! Thank you for sharing!

15 Meaghan Clark April 18, 2012 at 8:57 am

I don’t teach preschool but Iwould use it at home with my preschooler to let her see things she has done on a bigger screen. Also to explore communicating over computers and to take pictures of activities while she completes them or she of things she has created!

16 ellen carleson April 18, 2012 at 8:59 am

I love the simple design and ease of use for a tool such as this. I can see the children loving to use it to project their written journals or stories for the others to see, or using it to enhance dramatic play stories much in the way we have used the overhead projector before. The ability to capture photos or video to download to the web is a great tool, as well. Thank you for sharing this with us!

17 Lisa Claxton April 18, 2012 at 9:04 am

Children being independent with technology allows them to follow their own interests – this camera has the potential for art, science, maths, language, emotions and so much more!!! Fascinating! Use for a child with additional needs could also be so helpful – communication cards, routine pictures etc and those with low self confidence could have a blast, building their self-esteem and confidence! Great potential!

18 Suzanne Rymer April 18, 2012 at 9:14 am

This would be an excellent tool for ” model me”, “guess what’s next”, “draw with me”, “look and see”.
Model me – Create a space where several students are on the opposite side of a wall or 3 fold display board and can see the computer on the other side of the board will be 1 student. This student will crate something using various items (misc. art objects, blocks, etc.) The student could make a bridge using 5 blocks and then a student on the computer side would see on the computer the outcome only (not the process) and then have to create the same object after seeing on computer screen.
“Guess What’s Next” – Create a space where several students are on the opposite side of a wall or 3 fold display board and can see the computer on the other side of the board will be 1 student. 1 student begins to make a pattern with block, counting bears, or various objects. red – orange – red – orange – red – orange – ? The student creates the pattern. As the students are watching on the computer once it is done the students should hold up next color item or look in room to find item of that color and go and touch something of that color that would be next. Use ABAB, AABB, ABC patterns.
Draw with me – Create a space where several students are on the opposite side of a wall or 3 fold display board and can see the computer on the other side of the board will be 1 student. The students will all have a notebook/sketchbook and pencil. On the camera side the teacher or a student will draw a simple picture step by step. Example a house. 1 line on left side, one line on right side, 1 line to connect at top, 1 line to connect at bottom, roof = triangle.
Look and see – Create a space where several students are on the opposite side of a wall or 3 fold display board and can see the computer on the other side of the board will be 1 student. 1 student will find an item in the classroom and put it on the computer – then students on the computer side can go in classroom to where the object goes in room. coat = cubbies/coat rack, paper towel = sink, dolls = housekeeping baby bed, etc.
OPPORTUNITIES are ENDLESS! Love those cameras! Simple and easy to use and VERY creative! Perfect addition to any classroom.

19 Jamie Z April 18, 2012 at 9:14 am

This would be a great alternative to the overhead projector! Those have been outsated for so long, and THIS can show the colors, the shapes, everything! It is so exciting :)

20 Centers and Circle Time April 18, 2012 at 9:15 am

How fancy! Yes, my kids would have a ball looking at their nose hairs and teeth with this…lol:)

21 Debbie McB April 18, 2012 at 9:18 am

I love the function of the camera. I love how interactive and flexible it can be.
I would use this at my science table, obviously with everything, but specifically, I think of the nature items that we bring indoors to include our upcoming insect unit. :)

22 Mariann Brown April 18, 2012 at 9:27 am

THE LUNA DOC CAM IS AWESOME! I WOULD USE IT MY CLASSROOM EVERYDAY TO SHOW THE CHILDREN THEIR CLASSWOORK, READ BOOKS TOGERTHER AS TRANSITIONS, TO ALLOW CHILDREN TO SHARE THEIR WORK, AND OF COURSE THE MANIPULATIVES ASPECT. WOW!

23 Chelsea April 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

I can see using it for exploring bugs, putting together puzzles, making artwork masterpieces, and so on. The ability to play back how they made their creations is the most alluring part of this to me. Can’t you just hear the kids excitement as they show their parents how they created their discoveries and masterpieces?

24 Laura April 18, 2012 at 9:34 am

This looks so AWESOME! Thanks so much for the giveaway! <3

AAHH! I accidentally edited out half my comment! I meant to say that my daughter is super interested in rocks, and so I could see us using the camera to explore the textures, colors, and shapes of different rocks to do science experiments and art projects. Also, wouldn’t it be fun to make a simple stop motion animation with this?!?

25 Cherise April 18, 2012 at 9:48 am

This would make all them be able to see it better and closer! I would zoom in on our tadpoles to observe their development and this would make it easy for all to see up close. What fun!!

26 Jill April 18, 2012 at 9:49 am

I would LOVE this, and would use it every day! I would zoom in our our ant farm for all students to see, we would compare seeds in whole group discussion, we would sort coins into heads and tails, and have a finger puppet “tv show” for all to see…and these ideas are ones that I have come up with for JUST THIS WEEK’s lessons! :)

27 Alicia April 18, 2012 at 10:02 am

The kiddos would love it! I can see them leading a lesson and teaching to the class! Such a great way to get them hands-on! What a great resource!

28 Misty April 18, 2012 at 10:08 am

I would love to win the Luna Interactive Projection Camera. We could use it in so many ways, I imagine the possibilities are endless. Thank you for the chance to win! :)

29 Jennifer W April 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

Wow! The possibilities are Endless! We would have a fantastic time exploring our world around us from a new perspective. I would share with other teachers and homeschoolers the endless potential. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fantastic camera!! The microscope looks like a great tool as well.

30 Aja Kunda April 18, 2012 at 11:04 am

I stay at home with my preschoolers ( we home school). I think the whole group would find this useful in so many ways.

31 Debra April 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

This would be an amazing tool to add to our classroom. Our children always want to save their work to show their parents. This camera would allow the children to photograph their work and ensure that they can share their inspiration without having to worry about keeping it together for 2 hours. And it would add so much to group science work – we could look at things together instead of having children take turns with tiny magnifying glasses. We would love this!

32 Andrew Safie April 18, 2012 at 11:16 am

It would be cool to look at bugs!

33 Mary April 18, 2012 at 11:27 am

I love that the entire class can see at one time without pushing around a table. This could make the student become the teacher as he/she explains what they are zooming in on. The zooming could happen anywhere, any time. I think they would love to examine themselves up close. I can see the health lessons get very interesting.

34 Nessie Sener April 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm

This would be A M A Z I N G in my Pre-K classroom! Our kids need more technology introduced to them in the classroom and this would perfectly integrate technology into all of our centers. I can see using this in our science center with bugs and insects (ooo…our new snail habitat), our kids would LOVE seeing them blown up on the big screen. I think we’d especially like the still shot feature so that we could then print the photos and dictate stories about what they’ve built… the possibilities are really endless!!!
Our ancient IBM laptop is a key feature in our classroom, but we need an upgrade and our departing Kindergarteners need new inspiration, the LR Luna Projection Camera would be the PERFECT upgrade. Creativity and technology, it’s what I’ve been looking for all year long! Please consider my (nonprofit:) school for your giveaway. THANK YOU!

Nessie

35 Chrystal McCarthy April 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm

The LR Luna Projection Camera would be the perfect addition to our play based Pre-Kindergarten classroom. We are an NAEYC accredited preschool looking for new and exciting ways to captivate our children’s interests. There are no limitations to what you could do with this tool! I would love to submit photos of our classroom to you in order for you to get a better idea of how perfectly it would fit our children’s needs. The LR Luna Projection Camera could be used every day and I’m sure its popularity would endure as well! It makes me so excited to just think about all the fun I could have (…I mean the kids could) with this!!!
Thank You
Chrystal

36 Laura Deutsch April 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I will be a first time teacher in a pre-k class in the fall and this would be such a wonderful addition to my classroom. I really want to build up the science program at our school and this would be so exciting for the children! Thanks for the opportunity!

37 Lacey N April 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I would use it with my daughter for art and nature projects.

38 kelli April 18, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Ooh, for science experiments and observations. Those silkworm eggs are just so small and it’s so tempting to touch them — it would be fun to have them projected so that we could draw them for our journals.

39 Shanalee April 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm

The possibilities are endless. You can use this camera in everyday, and in all areas of the classroom. This camera will show the children a new outlook to what they are doing. This camera will be great in any science area because it can show the children a different view of what they are exploring.

40 Patricia Crowley April 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I think this would be a great addition to our home…it would teach children how to present their ideas! I love that it gives children an outlet to be creative!

41 cathy April 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Wow! I think I would use this for Science! I just finished my bug unit and can just imagine how much fun it would have been to look at real live bugs!

42 Sandy R April 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I would love to have the Luna projection camera right now. We are exploring seeds; and it would be great to project them onto our white board and see and compare the fine details of the different types of seeds.

43 Amanda K. April 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Wow, this thing is awesome! The first thing that came to mind for me was using it to show seeds. We recently planted our own seeds and they are so small, this would be a great way to get a larger look at them.

44 Barb K April 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

This would be a great tool for different project, pictures. Help with science as well as art work.

45 Carissa April 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I’d like to use this camera with string instruments, to help children really observe the vibrations created when playing. My preschoolers would also have opportunities to add detail to their drawings and engage in writing activities with this new addition to our classroom! Thanks for sharing!

46 Cheryl April 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

The Luna projection camera would be an amazing tool for my special education preschool classroom. Allowing kids to see a larger picture of what we are working on would help all students. But especially those without the motor skills to operate a conventional camera.

47 Cheryl Nichols April 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

HI!!!
I LOVE the camera. I teach 3 and 4 year olds at a Title 1 school and this would be such an asset in our Science Inquiry classroom. Our preschoolers would have such a blast exploring with this camera and we would use it EVERY DAY! How excited they would be to have this!

48 Jane April 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I can think of so many wonderful ways to use this in my PreK room. Would love, love to have one!

49 Amelia Mello April 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I would use the Luna projector to project a variety of things on my white board like books during shared reading and read aloud, poems, letters, songs as we sing them, games as I present them to the whole class, students’ work for the other students to comment about (peer assessment), art and science projects, math manipulative to work on a wide variety of math concepts (patterns, sorting, addition, etc). The possibilities are endless.

50 Amy C-S April 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm

The Luna projection camera would be a great addition to my low tech classroom. It would not only allow the students to take pictures and videos of themselves, but also view items they are exploring in a different way.

51 Jolie Delja April 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm

The SEEDS Program for School Readiness would love to leverage this tool in the classroom. One idea for its use: students can create artwork, quickly project it up to the front of the room, and come share with the other children their favorite aspects of their creation. This will promote self-confidence, public speaking skills, and help other children use their listening ears!

52 Christy Qualin April 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Oh my! I showed this post to my 5-year-olds and they were begging me to get this camera. I asked them why they wanted it and one of the answers was they want to save their creations to show their parents and photos and videos would do the trick! We also love to take pictures with my iPhone and I would feel much more comfortable letting the 3-5′s handle this camera on their own. This is definitely on my wish list!!

53 Chris April 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I work with students who are deaf and heard of hearing and several of them are visually impaired as well. The ability to enlarge the visual field for them and capture language experiences for spoken language practice would be awesome! We are in the process of incubating chicks and the visually impaired kids have difficulty seeing inside the incubator at times. Catching the hatching processon a larger screen would be priceless!

54 Amy April 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I would use the camera to view objects for Science, Social Studies and Math. I have used one in another classroom in the past to look at coins, leaves, flowers, insects, magnets with iron filings, project the steps of an art project, and doing worksheets as a class. I would love to have one!
Amy

55 Kathleen Pecic April 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I love the idea of using it as a webcam to make it easier for the kids to contribute to our class blog!

56 Katie McKenzie April 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm

There are endless possibilities for using this camera! I would use it with the literacy based home visiting program and the community based play and learn programs I coordinate. Parents and children will benefit alike! Thank you, Katie

57 Sheri Dodd April 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I operated a preschool entirely from my home so everything I purchase is from my own pocket. A tool such as the Luna Interactive Projection Camera would be simply amazing to be able to use. I try to incorporate technology with my children using my laptop already. What a faboulous way to document what students have achieved, in particular things that cannot be glued into a portfolio. I am thinking this would be a wonderful tool to make digital portfolios to keep track of student work and for the children to take home at the end of the year. Or even better, a video portfolio! What child (and parent) wouldn’t love looking back at their child to see them progress over the year. There are so many ways this projector could be used!

58 Jessica Hey April 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

We have been dreaming of getting one of these for our children, particularly following their incredible insect insect last term. We have not seen one this cool before though! The way it bends and is so easily positioned is fantastic! Our children would be in heaven with what they could discover. :)

59 Melissa April 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I would use this for science, math and writing…or word families…or as a giant big book! I would use it every day to keep my students engaged!
Mandmyoung@chartermi.net

60 Pamela Spann April 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

I would use this camera for demostrating science lessons that are not easy for the large group to view. It would also be useful for math lessons on adding, subtracting and patterns. Sharing the students work would be fun, also.

61 Heidi April 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I think this is a great tool! I would love to teach my daughter how to teach something … we could use the camera to allow her to teach some kind of step by step process. How fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

62 Barbara McGill April 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I would use this in my classroom with special needs students. It may encourage students weak in expressive language to develop some language skills and boost self esteem. I love Teach Preschool and learn many ways to be creative in my classroom from Deborah. Keep up the good work!

63 Heidi April 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I would love to win this to be able to project things on to the wall for my little preschoolers to see better. I would love for them to be able to see things more clearly with the use of this and allow all students to see at once rather than a few at a time. I can see this being highly useful during math, language arts, and science class. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

64 Genevra April 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

incredibly cool!! our preschoolers will go wild over it, not to mention the teachers Ü Thank you for sharing!

65 katie April 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm

This is so awesome! I would use it all the time in my preschool special education classroom! I would love to present adapted books to the class this way! everything captures their attention a little bit more when you use technology.

66 Lisa Howie April 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm

What a great tool! It would be so helpful since it doesn’t require a Smartboard to operate it (the cost for that equipment is beyond most of our budgets) and yet could be shown via computer monitor. I like your idea of showing their two or three dimensional work from a new perspective.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Keeping my fingers crossed.

67 Cheryl Westfall April 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm

What a wonderful tool to add to any classroom. The teaching opportunities would be ooooohhh so wonderful. I love all the wonderful ideas I find on this website. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

68 Ellen April 18, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I agree with the other comments — possibilities are endless! It would be so useful for documentation of student learning. It also would help in science, math, dramatic play, literacy….in short, all developmental domains!

69 Michelle Voller April 18, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Wow! What an awesome use of technology in the classroom. I can really see the benefits of students interacting with this tool during play and create time. I also would use it as an assement tool for me as a teacher and for students. It would be a wonderful way to “actively” show parents via video/camera their child “in action” exploring and experimenting. We have a 5 teacher team in our private preschool facitility and this tool would be shared and utilized by all. Thanks so much! Teach Preschool is the best!

70 Amanda B April 18, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I see so many possibilities! I think that it could be used to introduce new concepts so that the children can see the objects larger on the SmartBoard. It could also be used to record and show student projects. They would love it!! :)

amanda_borders@hotmail.com

71 Courtney April 18, 2012 at 7:14 pm

My preschoolers would love this camera! We could watch ourselves act out stories or simply see things from a different perspective. My students who are working on improving their articulation skills could see the way they are moving their lips, tongue, etc and practice saying sounds correctly. Thank you for offering such a great give away!

72 christina April 18, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Oh our kids would be amazed and thrilled if we brought this into our classroom. I’d say that we’d probably used it when studying insects like to photograph them moving etc.

73 Jeri April 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm

The projector would be great for my visually impaired students. They can not always see the books we read. Being able to enhance the reading experience would open a new world to them. Awesome tool for a classroom!

74 Jaci Norwood April 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm

So many options. Making it a game to have partners focusing on processes from different perspective would be just one.

75 Amy April 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm

The powers that be bought us all projectors for our classrooms but didn’t give us any other tools to use it – no laptops, no smartboards, no speakers or cameras! Makes it tough to use. Luckily I have my own laptop so I can at least show streaming vidoes but still….I would love to film the kids acting out stories, project manipulatives, use for science, possibilities are endless!

76 Kim April 18, 2012 at 8:06 pm

My class would love using this camera. I would use for observing the children. We use Gold Assessment by Creative Curriculum. I could use this to send video or stills to parents to show their children in action. The children could also use this in various centers in the classroom.

77 Carol Tavares April 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Hi!

Wow! What a day! If anyone could use a way to get my student’s attention and keep it, it’s me. The more I look at this Luna Camera, the more I think I need it.

By all the entries it looks like that would be about as easy as winning the lottery. Good luck to us all.

Carol T.

78 Pamalot April 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I would use this camera so that students can document their explorations at all the learning centres.

79 Verlina April 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Oh, oh, oh… that is so cool! I am a preschool teacher, working with 4 year olds, and I think that they would have so much fun with this!
I can already see the exploration happening now!

80 Nicole April 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I would use this to show my students the little things we learn about in science (parts of a plant, textures when we learn about the sense of touch, etc.) I can point out the details on the computer screen where they can all see it. It looks like a great product!

81 Janet T. April 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I was just thinking that it would be so interesting to take photos every day of our seed planting project and compare each day’s photo to see how much they grow, but I thought it would be too expensive to print photos that were really large enough. I think if the children could take the photos themselves they’d really be drawn deeper into observation. Thanks for sharing this great tool!

82 Jodie April 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm

This would be great for literacy activities. I could see using letter tiles to build words or doing matching activities. What a useful tool!

83 Amber April 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Although I can think of several ways my preschoolers could use this cool tool, but just one way would be to observe insects!

84 Lindee April 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

This is an awesome tool! My 2 and 3 year olds love to explore all things buggy — one morning we found a fly drowning in a cup of coffee and rescued it! We discussed insects’ body parts and I told them about some of the differences between them and other ‘bugs’ like spiders. A few days later, we happened upon a spider named Cocoa. He spun a web in our small bug catcher and killed a fly. The exploration of bugs sparked many discussions about the wondeful lives of bugs. With this camera, I would not only describe the small and awesome, I would SHOW it!

85 Tanya M April 19, 2012 at 1:55 am

I can see using this camera for some finger or paper puppet shows, for science demonstration, and I’m sure many more things that will come to me and my homeschooling daughter as we use it.
Thank you for the giveaway!

86 Eve Morreale April 19, 2012 at 6:02 am

I would love to use this camera to take pictures of the children’s creative work and revisit with them during closing circle time. This will allow all the children opportunities to look at the same materials from different perspectives. This would also promote lots of discussions.

87 Taleah April 19, 2012 at 8:07 am

My sister is an art teacher and I can see this being used to make a digital gallery of art projects for the students to share online!

88 Deb Dutton April 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Create – make pictures – show off! Can be in super-useful tool in EVERY aspect of preschool. Where is it not useful? Lovely product that is now on my wish list.

89 Kensey April 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

So awesome! My students would LOVE this for dramatic play. I would also use it at the science center, math center, writing center, okay, it would be used and appreciated in every center of the room :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

ksworwood@yahoo.com

90 Cristi Williams April 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I would love to see this as a child managed station for our exploration of temporary art. We provide a heavy piece of black paper as a canvas and a variety of ‘beautiful’ items with various textures, colors, sizes (i.e. river stones, gems, sticks, sequins, torn paper, etc.) and the children work independantly to create a picture. Once complete, the teacher is called over to photograph it and write the child’s title and description before the student disassembles it so the items can be used again. Wouldn’t it be great if the child could take the photo or several photos as they complete their art, adding another stage of ownership to the finished printed photo for our gallery. Just one idea of many… Thank you for this opportunity!

91 Dan Darr April 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

With our deployed parents I believe it would be another great way to catch the kids activities and creativity to share with the parents via the computer.

92 jessica April 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm

wow how cool! you could use this for anything and everything! kids would love it :)

93 crystal April 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm

We could use the camera to record our exploration & present to our parents at our spring art show!

94 Mimi Leach April 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I think the possibilities for using the Luna Projection Camera are almost limitless. In this technological world, I’m sure we can get lots of help from our children as we learn to use this very versatile product. In the past, we have used overhead projectors for many things – silhouettes, shape recognition, storytelling, etc. The overhead is so bulky, cumbersome and limited that we have all but stopped using it. I would love to have the opportunity to explore all the possibilities that connect to the Luna Projection Camera. Thanks for posting this!

95 Suzette King April 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm

This would be an excellent resource for my family home child care, especially the size of it. My pre-schoolers would get a kick out of sharing their work on screen and assisting their classmates. This could be used in all areas from the writing center, science center, music(as they dance, sing and play instruments) to dramatic play. My parents would also enjoy and appreciate the added experience their children would receive. Whom ever receives this give away, will really be fortunate. ; )

96 Bea April 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm

We could really use something like this in our classroom!!It would be perfect in our science area it would be great for our science activities!

97 Karen April 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

This is wonderful! I can see using this for so many areas, including science and art! What a wonderful tool! thank you so much for sharing!

98 Jessica April 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Our district had a workshop a few months back where we were showed this camera, I absolutely loved it! I would use it for books, projecting them onto a larger screen for children to explore letters. This would obviously be great for science exploration as well. We are doing a unit on planting in a few weeks (even taking a field trip to really get students into the topic. I would love this for seed growth exploration. I would also consider using it to make some slide shows/movie clips for the parents at our preschool graduation. So much of what we do is hands on, and while I try to take pictures, I can’t get all the amazing things my kids do documented. This would let them choose work they want to show moms and dads and really give them that sense of accomplishment. Good luck everyone!

99 Kenza April 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I can see my kids (4 1/2 and 3 who love documenting everything they discover in their journals) really enjoy this camera. A great learning tool indeed!

100 Wendi April 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Wow! Very cool! It would be wonderful to capture our “graphics practice” which is simply pre-writing skills. We need to show these in assessments and recording pictures or video with this would be a breeze! I could also see using it for “science eyes” so that the whole class could see small images at once, like an easy to use microscope. We are currently “growing” butterflies from caterpillars and it would be fun to project those images into a large format!!

101 Deena April 19, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Wow!Very cool …imagine the possibilities!!!

102 Michelle April 19, 2012 at 11:15 pm

I love this LR Luna Projection Camera!! I’m a stay-at-mom and always looking ways to teach my daughter in fun and interesting ways. I can see that this will have lots of cool uses in our many science and creative projects.

103 danyel April 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I’m sure there would be many wonderful uses for this… but I would LOVE to use this for read alouds, math manipulative demos & a variety of science close-ups. Thanks!!

104 Jeri Clay April 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm

What a neat way to transfer images on your white board to trace letters or shapes. Also could be used with interactive stories projecting images from the story you’re reading. love this!! Thanks for sharing

105 Sharon April 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I am not a preschool teacher but follow you daily for ideas to use with my public school students who are intellectually disabled and medically fragile. The majority of my students have very limited vision and require any visual images to be enlarged (or have other adjustments made) to enable them to see materials. This would be amazing to use with each individual student. Thank you for the opportunity.

106 Cheryn April 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I can’t imagine a subject that I couldn’t use this! I work at a school that serves a low income area and I would love to show the kids the world. (through the camera lens, of course). Many of them never leave their town and I would love to use this to show them real-life examples of things.

107 Amanda M. April 20, 2012 at 12:12 am

Love it. I would use this in my classroom to display projects,start to finish, also of them achieving their “stepping stone” and for the ah ha moments. As we all know there are many times we all wish we had a camera to capture some of the most hilarious moments, or the off the wall things the kids say as well as them trying something for the first time. It would be really neat to do a slideshow of each kid to show their parents at conferences.Oh the possibilities are endless.

108 Joy April 20, 2012 at 12:35 am

Love this! I’m in an intergenerational daycare (seniors and kids, with some activities together each day). I love that this would so easily magnify kids project for seniors eyes! Love that both seniors and kids totally get a kick out of seeing themselves/their creations on camera – the unifying possibilities are endless!

109 Debbie Kelly April 20, 2012 at 1:04 am

How awesome is this for children to document their own learning experience. This would encourage children who maybe a little shy to participate in an activity and record it for themselves and their family. A great resource to use for their learning portfolios. You could use this for all the areas of learning – drama, maths, construction, science, art, it’s just endless. Love it!

110 Cheryl Clark April 20, 2012 at 6:14 am

I too can see many many ways to use this, but one way is to make read aloud more interactive with children.

111 Jodi Davis April 20, 2012 at 6:54 am

I would use it for their portfolios along with many other things. Does this zoom in? If so it would be great forbthe kids to zoom in on some science material. like we found a snail shell outside and be able to zoom in on it.

112 Tammy England April 20, 2012 at 7:52 am

This is too cool! I would be able to use it in every area of my room, but would have loved to have had it there yesterday. My kiddos and I found a tree that had ladybugs in every form of their metamorphasis for us to explore. We found the tree was full of aphids too. We were pulling weeds and the kids discovered the root systems on them and would have had fun looking at it with this cool tool! Love it!

113 Kim Puntney April 20, 2012 at 8:29 am

I would love to have this in my preschool classroom. I teach where poverty is high and the children are not exposed to much technology. This would help increase their knowledge and expand their thought process. It would be amazing to see them grow in becoming authors and illustrators, allowing them to have books for themselves and their families.
My email is kpuntney@cennecs.org. Thank you for the consideration!

114 Dina April 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Wow! At first I thought that was just a light for the camera! A great way to use the camera at school is to photograph and videotape kids at work for portfolios so that parents can see their kids in action hand how they interact with others.

115 Christine Boyd April 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I would love to have one of these cameras. Our cooperative nursery school is situated in a woods. Our playgrounds open up to a land trust with trails that go past woods, stonewalls, vernal pools and salt marshes. I would love to work on a nature guide to our trails with the children. The camera could be used to capture the flora and fauna that we bring back from our walks and put into a book for all the children and parents of the school to use. The book would also serve as a nice momento when the children leave our school.

116 Elis Brashear April 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Bugs! I need that to look at bugs with the kids!

117 Katy McKay April 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

According to the website, kids can use in multimedia projects across the curriculum. I want one!

118 Susy McLellan April 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I would love to use this to let the children make there own mini movies with finger puppets or even felt boards!

119 Caribe McClellan April 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm

I can imagine using Luna to model math activities and games, conduct shared reading and writing activities, and even take pictures to be used in creating class books. Looks like an amazing tool!

120 Sheri Madrid April 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I would love to have one of these cameras in my classroom!
I love providing new tools for my students and seeing the creative
uses they come up with.

121 Gail April 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I’m not sure I can pick just one activity. The magnifying feature would be wonderful for our science area, I love the idea of the children being able to watch themselves create an art project, I think it would encourage some of our less art-inclined guys to give it a try and stay longer. Not to mention as an assessment tool at conference time.
Gail (glgagnon2000@yahoo.com)

122 Suzanne Morales April 21, 2012 at 11:58 pm

I would use this to project storybooks and to allow the children to come up with fun ways to use it for dramatic play and planned lessons.

123 Marissa Muir April 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I work at a very technology starved ESE Preschool. My children love to see themselves in pictures, this would be something they may not experience anywhere else. I have to be creative when it comes to teaching and the Luna would be such a create and helpful tool for myself and my students. Thanks do much!!

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