Summary: This is perfect for my use. I regularly am away from home and am regularly helping my wife with her reading material at home so when needed, I remote desktop into her machine, she turns on the camera, and I can see exactly what she is looking at, helping her with translations or pronunciations.
Summary: I have used this camera to project my handwriting on a screen. I have to put the camera on a few books so it's high enough to view the entire paper, but this isn't too much of a hardship. I use the autofocus to allow the camera to focus one time on the paper, then I turn it off so it doesn't focus on my hand while I'm writing. There's a little bit of a time lag, but overall it does the job I want it to and you can't beat the price.
Summary: Having used ELMOs before, I was a little hesitant about using this camera. My school district is beyond broke and not the most...technologically friendly...if you catch my drift. Needless to say, finding a working computer is a miracle, yeah, like I am going to find an ELMO. Fast forward to my purchase of this lil item. Holy goodness is this thing cool! It works like it is supposed to, the stand is good and installation of the hardware is easy as pie.
Summary: Bought this for my classroom. Great price for teachers. Excellent for showing kids' work, pages from textbooks for the whole class to see, etc. BUT not so good for doing demonstrations for the whole class to see as any movement causes it to re-focus.
Summary: These were purchased for my elementary school. They work perfect. We tried locating them through the school district and what we would have been able to purchase through them was going to cost over 250.00 per unit. Finding these on Amazon was a great bargain. Of course they are not the top of the line, but they are serving their purpose. Grades K-6 use them on a daily basis and have no complaints from the 25 teachers who received them.
Summary: I'm a math teacher and this is a very useful tool, I work problems on a paper with a marker, and project it to the white board. I combine it with a usb microphone, and my voice projects through the computer speakers. Great inexpensive setup. I also combine it with Google Picassa and record videos and insert them into my powerpoints that I share with students. I work challenging problems for students and record them via Google Picassa, which is free.
Summary: For years, roughly half of my high school math students have told me that reviewing homework problems was really helpful for them. The other half have often said that reviewing homework takes way too long. This year I'm using the IPEVO Point 2 View camera to quickly display examples of student work. Students get the benefit of seeing a well worked-out problem without the time sink of a kid going up to the board and rewriting everything.
Summary: Although this camera is essentially a webcam, I bought it to use as a document camera at school based on the recommendations I read on Amazon. I needed a document camera to use to project lessons on the whiteboard at school and have had to share the school's document camera and projector with the other teachers on my team so I didn't always have access to it when I needed it.