St. Mary ’s Catholic Primary School, UK
Students learn about teeth like never before
"I have a quarter of the photocopying to do and therefore a lot more time to
be focused on the children's learning."
- Kevin Oakley, Teacher, St. Mary's Catholic Primary School
Kevin Oakley of St. Mary's Catholic Primary School was first introduced to
AVerVision visualizers (document
cameras) at the 2007 BETT Show. He had previously used a scanner
in his classroom, but found that it took longer to produce an image for the class
to see and was only capable of displaying 2-D images. Soon after seeing the
camera) demonstrated, Mr. Oakley purchased an
AVerVision 110 Plus to integrate into his classroom presentation
system. He has since noticed a drastic change in the level of motivation and learning
in the classroom.
Before the visualizer
this St. Mary's classroom found itself in a predicament familiar to many classrooms;
it was difficult for every student in the classroom to have a clear unhindered view
of a demonstration. Both teacher and pupils were frustrated and it was creating
a limited learning environment. Now with the
visualizer (document camera),
Mr. Oakley is able to do a moving demonstration under the camera for every student
in the class to see.
Uses for the AVerVision
camera) in this classroom are numerous. The younger students are
shown the correct grip of a pencil and how to write letters. In the primary class
the, children's own text is displayed for evaluation and praise. The
camera) has also been used for a lesson on teeth. With the
camera) they were able to capture pictures of the children's
teeth and then print them off to further annotate in their workbooks. Uses for the
are limitless, and in this classroom they appreciate this aspect of the product
and use it across their curriculum.
Surprisingly, Mr. Oakley was dubious to begin with.
He said, "It looked a little
fiddly, but now I don't know how I coped without it. I just shove a page or object
under the lens and away I go!"