Paul Langevin High School, France

CP135 captures the hearts of teachers and students in France

College Numerique 56, a respected partner of AVer Information, has recently loaned a new AVerVision CP135 visualizer (document camera) to Paul Langevin High School in Hennebont, Western France. Mrs. Rabin, a literacy and Latin teacher, was the first teacher to try it.

When using the visualizer, I feel no apprehension!”
- Mrs. Monique Rabin, Literacy/Latin Teacher, Paul Langevin High School

visualizer (document camera) is fast and easy to implement. Teachers who are not willing to work with computers too much during their class find visualizers (document cameras) to be a satisfying solution to their needs. When Mrs. Rabin uses the visualizer (document camera), she has no apprehension, no fear, because she knows there is no risk of contracting a computer virus. Indeed, the visualizer (document camera) can work alone and independently of a computer – just plug the visualizer (document camera) into a digital projector!

“Every student is focused!”
- Mrs. Monique Rabin, Literacy/Latin Teacher, Paul Langevin High School

There is often a problem associated with group learning in class. If the students are asked to orally present or demonstrate their work as a group, they often have difficulties to express themselves clearly and they can easily lose the attention of the rest of the class. With the visualizer (document camera), students’ work can be instantly viewed by all, making oral presentations more effective and seizing the attention of all students in class.

“I understand better where to write the words.”
- Student, Paul Langevin High School

Whether studying vocabulary, grammar or translating a Latin text, the student is often asked to spot groups of words or single words, by underlining them, for instance. The teacher can do exactly the same as the students, with the same colors. Here again, for the weakest students, referring to a clear model brings better comprehension of what is to be done in class.

“It is more real!”
- Students, Paul Langevin High School

It used to be that, when a teacher wants to use student’s work as a model or as a starting point in class, the teacher has to scan the documents in advance to be able to use them. Moreover, the quality of those documents written by the students is often poor, not easy to use and read. With the visualizer (document camera), the teacher simply puts a student’s work under the camera and the work can be viewed by all, live. Mrs. Rabin says, “It is possible to write directly on the student’s copy. And, if I don’t want to annotate on the paper, I then use the software installed on the computer to annotate.” Finally, the teacher no longer needs to deal with the hassle of constantly erasing the blackboard – he/she just needs to turn the pages, also allowing him/her to go back to what was already done/noted.

“It saves photocopies and helps avoid periods of hesitation.”
- Mrs. Monique Rabin, Literacy/Latin Teacher, Paul Langevin High School

The teacher does not need to distribute photocopies anymore. If he/she wants to spend just a few minutes on an exercise to refresh the students’ knowledge of a previously studied topic. He/she can just put the book under the visualizer (document camera) so that all the students can see what is to be done. Finally, if a few minutes remain at the end of the class, the teacher can use them efficiently to have the students work on one last exercise.

“I was really amazed by the image quality! In the last class, I could show my students’ documents on Roman art. Before, I could not scan them because of the book size and format. The image was of pretty high quality and the zoom function allowed me to show and highlight the details.”
- Mrs. Monique Rabin, Literacy/Latin Teacher, Paul Langevin High School