Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ooo La La... Luna! Another Giveaway?!

I know I am not the first blogger to write about Learning Resources' Luna Interactive Projection Camera, but I am enthusiastic nonetheless!  A nice solid dose of real life slowed down my review process last spring, but it didn't slow down my exploration process.   This little gadget is a teacher's dream.  Let me explain.



Life before Luna looked something like this:
I fell in love with Elmos during my undergrad experience, and I continued to daydream about them often once I started teaching.  I even wrote a Donor's Choose grant for an Elmo... and it flopped.  I had written a handful of grants for books, and they had been fully funded.  However, "Project Elmo" never really made it off of the ground.  I was absolutely crushed, because they are a little out of my price range.  (Of course we all know how much money we spend on our classrooms as teachers, and I admit that I occasionally get carried away with decorating, books, and other classroom goodies, so if I'm saying that it's out of my price range, then you know it's serious!)  Still, I couldn't stop thinking about all of the ways I could use a document projector in my classroom.

Fast-forward a year:
Luna popped up on the radar.  I knew that I just had to have it.  First of all, the Luna is reasonably priced at $199.99. (It's not nearly as expensive as the Elmo... and that leaves a lot more money in the bank... and in my closet! Ha!)  It is compact, but mighty, and it plugs right in to your computer, so you can use it with your SMARTboard or existing projectors.  It is absolutely wonderful for taking a closer look at a mentor text, modeling a math lesson, and pretty much any kind of demonstration you can think of.  I honestly think the sky is the limit.  I have not tried it yet, but you can actually create a video narration! How great would that be for pod-casting?!  You could add a little podcast to your classroom website to help support your kiddos at home, and they could watch your lesson a second time.  I love, love, love the versatility of this product!

Now for the moment you've all been waiting for:
You have an opportunity to score a Luna for YOUR classroom!  Here's what you need to do!


{Don't forget to leave your email address to ensure that I can get a hold of you if you should win!}
Follow my lil' ole slice of cyberspace, and share how you plan to use the recorder with your kiddos. :)
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The winner will be drawn next Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012.  Make sure to check back in for the winner!

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141 comments:

  1. This would be a wonderful tool to model everything for my kinders!
    kclardy82@gmail.com

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  2. I would love to use this during Daily 5 to model during mini-lessons and to support my students with a closer visual of read-aloud texts.

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  3. I just got a smart board for my room this year and a Luna would be a fantastic addition!

    firstgradeintheyellowhallway

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  4. This would be great for modeling math problems, showing writing models, editing work together, displaying read alouds... I can think of many uses for this wonderful tool! I shared this on my class blog as well: http://mesmrswhitesclass.blogspot.com/2012/06/one-extra-degree-giveaway.html

    Thanks!
    ~Michelle
    (mwhite@madison.k12.al.us)

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  5. This would be great for math lessons, handwriting!

    ❀Bethany❀
    Learning is a Journey
    Polka Dot Parlor

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  6. Oh my word!!!! I would LOVE one of these. I would use it for reader's workshop, writer's workshop and for map skills... Just to name a few things. Thank you for an exciting giveaway, Amanda!
    Eileen Griffin

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  7. I want one of these so bad!!! I would use it for ELA and Math activities!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  8. Thanks for hosting such an amazing giveaway. I would love to be able to model finding textual evidence for my whole class as part of the gradual release model.

    Mrs. Randall’s Learning Library

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  10. I would use the projector for modeling close reading and annotation of texts. Michelle K.

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  11. I would so love to have one, so my students could share their understandings of learned concepts by showing their drawings, graphic organizers, journalings, manipulatives, etc. How amazing it would be in allowing the whole class to see clearly what was being shared! Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity...and for ALL you do and share! :)

    jody.erickson@k12.sd.us
    http://www.scoop.it/t/warner-5

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  12. It would be great to have set up as a center for word work or something! How exciting!

    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  13. My Elmo bit the dust... sadly... so I would use it for everything I used to use it for. :-)

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  14. I love the idea of using this to create podcasts to display on my class website. I know I would use this for EVERYTHING!

    realocteachers@gmail.com

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

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  15. I would love to use this for projecting assignments or picture books! It would be great!
    briawnacallahan@gmail.com

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  16. I blogged about it here:

    http://firstgradedelight.blogspot.com/2012/06/sizzling-in-oklahoma.html

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  17. This would be great for math manipulatives and demonstration!

    Kiah
    kiah.m.berg@gmail.com

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  18. I would love this because I am going to be a first year teacher. Budget and finances are always a struggle during the first year, and I know that my students would really benefit from this :)

    Thank you!!

    msyoshida@yahoo.com

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  19. This is awesome...I would use it everyday to model science concepts.

    MissMichellePhan@yahoo.com

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  20. I would use a Luna to model manipulatives for math and word work. No Elmo in my classroom so this would be life-changing!
    Melissa
    Mandmyoung@chartermi.net

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  21. http://kindergartenfunn.blogspot.com/2012/06/luna-document-camera-giveaway.html

    I think the better question is, "What would I NOT do with a Luna document camera?"
    I have begged my school for one but it is just not in the budget at this time. I have also written a Donors Choose grant & have not had success. :(
    A document camera is so much better for sharing the kids' work, modeling EVERYTHING, I would just LOVE to have one! Thank you for the opportunity!
    My email is katie.lawson@region16.net

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  22. I would use this for SO many things! Sharing student work and modeling would be the main benefits. I would love to use one!!

    kristenkennedy5@gmail.com

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  23. I would let kids share their work!

    Kate

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  24. I would use this wonderful piece of technology to model how to complete graphic organizers for independent/partner work! I used one of these in student teaching and I am dying to have one in my classroom! What a great tool to share!

    Beth Bily
    bethbily@gmail.com

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  25. I would model and show the kids work! What a great tool!
    Leahzilberman@gmail.com

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  26. Since I want to start Daily 5 this year, the Luna would help with just about everything!

    Pam
    pam.kerl@gmail.com

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  27. check out the IPEVO camera i wrote about recently! its wonderful and cheap like this one!
    fromafirstyearteacher.blogspot.com

    meredith

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  28. I love my elmo, but now it's time for an update! I would mine for everything, but mostly for math and writing. It makes it so much easier to display information and demonstrate how to complete work.

    Sam
    smiddendorf21@gmail.com

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  29. I will use the Luna to help my kids with lessons and using manipulatives.

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  30. I need this for Writer's Workshop modeling!!!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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  31. It would be great to model for my students activities.

    sn.nguyen19@gmail.com

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  32. I have an elmo in my classroom, but I would give it to my BFF from high school who is getting her own classroom this year. She would love it!

    Every New Beginning

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  33. I would use this to model Math problems, to be able to project a text for the class to read, etc, etc! It would be great in my kindergarten classroom!
    rodandshelly@hotmail.com

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  34. I would use this for everything!!! Math and reading for sure!
    Jana
    Jprowell11@gmail.com

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  35. Hmm let's see, what would I use the Luna for.... Math, spelling, reading, science, social studies, writing... EVERYTHING! The recording feature would be great for a parent night, the students could share their work and record it and you could compile them for a presentation :)

    Stephanie
    ecuteach03@yahoo.com

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  36. This is on my wish list for the upcoming school year, but I would love to win one! I'd use it for read alouds. Fingers crossed!!

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  37. Shoot...forgot to put my email with that comment....

    I'm new at this. :)

    Heather hall

    hhall@lonestar.k12.ok.us

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  38. I would love to win one of these for my classroom! It would be great to use during writing and math.
    Holly
    peachteachkg@yahoo.com

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  39. great looking document camera to use with my white board. I would use it for just about everything!!!

    rene'
    A Passion For Primary

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  40. This would be such a great tool for modeling any lesson. I think more specifically math manipulatives would be exciting to model in front of the children.
    Stellaluna114@gmail.com

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  41. I teach 5th grade social studies and ela - this would be a great way to look at primary source documents in history and writing pieces in whole-group ela lessons.
    miranda.yonts@yahoo.com

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  42. I teach kindergarten in a child care center. I would love to have something to show up big so I can model things with the whole class.

    Jen
    jenerator_8@frontiernet.net

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  43. I follow your blog and I would use the Luna in many ways but I think my favorite way would be teaching math.
    Julie
    wiersjul@gmail.com

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  44. I just did it all, lol. I also linked to it in my blog. What an opportunity!
    Thanks,
    Maggie
    Maggie’s Kinder Corner

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  45. My school doesn't have a lot of money (and neither do I!) so we don't have enough books for students. It would be nice to use the Luna to project a group reading or I really like the way they used it to project math manipulatives in the site advertisement.
    Thanks!
    Andrea Barrette
    ange0404@hotmail.com

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  46. I would love to win the Luna. I can just imagine all the things we can do as a class together with this neat little gem!

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  47. I would use it for professional development with teachers and parents.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

    -yvonnee-
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  48. I blogged about the giveaway at:
    http://brightconcepts4teachers.blogspot.com/2012/06/luna-projection-camera-giveaway.html

    Thanks for the opportunity. I can only imagine all the things I could do with it in my classroom!
    -Jaime
    brightconcepts4teachers@gmail.com

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  49. This is one tool I've been itching to get for my classroom! I think I've entered every Luna giveaway I've seen. Here's for another chance I'll be blogging about this later so I'll post a link in a few hours. :)

    Josh
    Mr. B's Beach Brains

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  50. I would use it for math to put the manipulatives up. I would love to use this in the classroom!

    Elizabeth
    Epodolski@arcsgalloway.org

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  51. I love the new look on your blog! I'm a follower. I would love to use a Luna to video our read aloud books so our students could return to them during Listen to Reading or through our class webpage. It would be great for capturing Reader's Theatre performances as well.

    Donna
    darryl40w@att.net

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  52. Would love this for my preschool!
    didifang@aol.com

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  53. Oh, I've wanted an Elmo for a long time and went the Donors Choose route,too with no success, I would use this with my smart board to project student's writing for just one example!
    pattib203@yahoo.com
    primarypizzazz.blogspot.com

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  54. Don't have a blog, but I share information all the time with my colleagues. First thought that comes to mind with the Luna is for modelling editing writing with the class. Great way to share non-fiction texts during whole group, since that is the push this year. My mind is running 100 mph right now! Thanks for the chance.

    Cindy
    c.bibelhauser@ndasaints.org

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  55. I am moving from a Public School K class to a VERY small (less than 10 kids) private school K/1 class. I need all of the technology I can get! I would use the Luna projection camera to model writing, reading, math and other examples. This would be a wonderful way to start out this small school with technology. Thaks for the chance!
    abaker2teach @ yahoo.com

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  56. I would use this camera to project pages from our math book series. My first graders could follow so much easier!

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  57. Hi Amanda!

    I would love to win this for my second grade classroom! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

    Erin

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  58. Hi Amanda!

    I would love to win this for my second grade classroom! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

    Erin

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  59. So many things to do with it! But... I think the thing I would like the most is the ability to model with math manipulatives.

    kellys3ps@sbcglobal.net

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  60. We are in great need to add to our technology opportunities for our students at my school. This would be wonderful in my first grade classroom!
    Holly
    bearcom1000@msn.com

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  61. What a great way to grab those visual learners!!

    j.reavis@ymail.com

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  62. thanks for hosting! I would most definitely use this in a workstation!

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  64. I blogged about this! http://cobbkindersprouts.blogspot.com/2012/06/im-back-look-at-this-luna.html

    My email is carolcobb23 at gmail dot com

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  65. I blogged about the giveaway here:

    http://faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com/

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  66. There are so many ways I could use this, but I would definitely use it in math!

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  67. I blogged about the giveaway here:

    firstgradejungleroom.blogspot.com

    liz_lovelace@yahoo.com

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  68. I would love using the Luna dueling writer's workshop. Thanks.
    Eugenezirk@centurytel.net

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  69. Here's my blog post about the Luna: http://mrbsbeachbrains.blogspot.com/2012/06/so-excited-luna-giveaway.html

    Josh

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  70. I'd love to use it for daily 5. Thanks for the chance!
    lbettis@everestkc.net

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  71. Would love to have this in my kindergarten classroom. Would use it to teach math, demonstrate with manipulatives, model lessons... so many ways!! :)
    My Kindergarten Kids
    loua1b2c3@hotmail.com

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  72. I would use this for a closer view of read alouds.

    lamoya41@gmail.com

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  73. As a writing teacher, I would definitely use this to model writing.

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  74. I follow and I'd use it to teach penmanship.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  75. This would be an incredible tool to model everything for my firsties!! Luna, will you come visit our classroom??

    Casey
    everyonesmilesnthesamelanguage.blogspot.com

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  76. This would be great to use with math manipulatives.

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  77. I work at a non-profit agency for at risk kids- all the technology in the classroom is what I can afford or recycle into my class- the computers are old ones from my family, we use my old iPhone for learning apps and reading along with books. I would love to integrate this into my curriculum- I could let more kids see and experience more than I do now. Thanks for this opportunity!

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  78. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! Stop by and grab it.

    Jessica
    My Different Worlds

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    1. Thanks for the shout out! :) I'm going to check out your blog now!

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  79. This would be a great way to document lass activities an share them with parents on a class website.

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  80. Another amazing giveaway!! I have been wanting one of these for sooooo long! I would love to use it for editing sentences and paragraphs on the board and for modeling manipulatives!

    Ms. Sidra

    HeardItThroughTheGradevine@gmail.com
    Heard it Through the Gradevine

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  81. This would be a great way to help my students see portions of the interactive learning section of the Math lessons I've been teaching. In addition, it would allow me to use manipulatives in my examples in class, where students could see the way they are being used. I would love to have this be a part of my classroom technology.

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  82. Forgot to leave my e-mail:

    angelaweakley@gmail.com

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  83. I would use it to display journals and student work during lessons for other students to see "their"way of thinking.

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  84. Oops, forgot to leave email address amybandera@aol.com

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  85. Oh my...video narration?!?! How awesome is that! You could use it to have students retell a story, or do math problems, or do a mini lesson for a small group...this is truly awesome! Thank you for a great giveaway!!

    kinderdiva@gmail.com

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  86. I've awarded you with the One Lovely Blog Award and the Versatile Blogger award! Stop by to pick them up!
    Michelle @ Smitten With First

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    1. Thanks for thinking of me! You are too sweet! :) Love your blog!

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  87. This would be great for teaching my kiddo.
    follow via GFC (Laura Love)
    lajohnson555 at yahoo dot com

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  88. This tool would be such a great addition to my resource classroom!

    cindimireles@hotmail.com

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  89. Art projects for school
    Marianna

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  90. I'd be sure to use the video recording portion to capture those difficult math concepts so I can share them with students who were absent on those days. It never fails that someone is absent when we start new math chapters ;0)

    Jessica
    Teach on a Limb

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  91. I would love to have one of these to use for lots of things, but especially for math manipulatives. meredith.mitchell@nhcs.net

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  92. I follow on GFC


    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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  93. I'm FINALLY getting a SmartBoard this year (the last of all my team members) and I can't wait to use it...but I can't imagine using one without a doc camera! They were so helpful in the old school that I used to teach. This would be a great addition to my classroom! nadostaler@yahoo.com

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  94. The possibilities are endless!
    clbolding42@students.tntech.edu

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  95. This would be perfect for my classes next year!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway

    Maria
    manakans@hotmail.com

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  96. mollythompson28 (at) gmail dot com
    Love the versatility of this tool!

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  97. Ooh La La is right! The great things I could do with my middle school math students. Manipulatives in front of their eyes...oh the engagement! :-)

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  98. I want to show pictures of the world to my children on the big screen!

    btw, my twitter is @tamarsw, my FB is Tam Sweeps, and my Pinterest is tamarsw in case you want to verify those entries!

    Tam Sweeps RC/FB

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  99. I dream of ELMO! :) Yayy for finding a paycheck friendly option!

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  100. I love following your blog, and I'd love to use this with my kids for....well....just about everything!!

    Jackie

    Third Grade's A Charm

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  101. This would be a fabulous tool to use during math so the kids could see me moving the manipulatives. (I could stop drawing all my circles then crossing them out lol)


    Ashlee
    Sweet Seconds
    aldaniels15@yahoo.com

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  102. I follow Learning Resources on Facebook and Pinterest.

    http://www.tis4teacher.blogspot.com/

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  103. Hey!

    My name is Nichole and I am a second year teacher and new to third grade:)

    I work at a small private school (we have about 150 kids in elemenatry through middle grades) in shepherdsville, Kentucky and we are finally going to be getting projectors this year:) like you said in your post, during my undergraduate and student teaching time I fell in love with Elmo's, smart boards, and projectors! Now that we are getting projectors for our classrooms I would love to add this document camera to my technology to enhance my teaching and help my students learn as much as possible!

    My email is nicholefizner@gmail.com.

    Thanks,
    Nichole!!!!

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  104. I follow you via GFC (Erin Busymom). and we would use this for art instruction in our studio. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    busymom369 at gmail dot com

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  105. I would love to use this in my classroom! :)

    j_mjohnson@hotmail.com

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  106. This would be a fantastic addition to my art room, it would be a great tecnology resource for my art demonstations and ALL would be able to see!!!!


    cseznelson@yahoo.com

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  107. i follow your blog! you could model everything with this! art projects, math lessons, word work examples... endless possibilities

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  108. I follow your blog via GFC. I would use this for learning lessons this summer for the girls

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  109. Would definitely use it to help with math!

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  110. I follow, and this would help a ton we homeschool so when it comes to having to read this would be awesome.

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  111. I'm not a teacher, but a friend of mine is and she's been wanting one of these to help teach her kids math. I'd love to win this for her!

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  112. I'm a GFC follower (MizVickik) and I'm trying to win this for my daughter because she's a teacher a would love to have one!
    Miz Vickik

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  113. follow gfc richard hicks

    would use it to teach kids their school lessons like math and science


    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  114. pinterest richard hicks
    twitter ardy22



    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  115. This would be great for art projects!

    edgenemmers@gmail.com

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  116. I follow you on Twitter as
    @OvyeExni

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  117. This is so exciting! What a great opportunity!
    ojnitsirk@hotmail.com

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  118. we would use this for our classroom at sunday school
    follower on gfc susansmoaks
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  119. follow by gfc-amyd
    my kids really love photography this would be awesome for them!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. I follow on GFC Laura Emerson.
    I would use it in my classroom for my first graders for art projects we make and other classrooms make that we like to see.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  121. I teach grade two, and my school is beginning to incorporate technology in the classroom! I am familiar with similar tools and know I would frequently use this in my classroom! I would primarily use it to model and assess!

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  122. This is awesome!! I would love to use this for our sunday school class to show them historical places and incouraging scripture!

    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

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  123. Oh and I follow via GFC Jessica Hays

    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

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  124. I love the idea of using this to create podcasts, thats what Id use it for, thanks for the chance

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  125. I would love to give it to our daughter who teaches music k-12 and has to carry her curriculum with her!

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  126. gfc follower daveshir2005

    I would use it to teach math

    email/ daveshir2005@yahoo.com
    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

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  127. This would be great to help with how-to classes!

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  128. I plan to use it for science lessons

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  129. I'm going to be a first year teacher this upcoming school year in a title 1 school! I would put anything I got my hands on into good use!!

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  130. I used a document camera last year during math...so much easier to show the kiddos in real time, with the same materials they are using! I'm at a new school this year and I'd love to have access to a document camera again! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

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  131. I could use this (other than everyday with my smartboard...) to watch our ducklings hatch. We also open the unborn ones (gross I know, but very scientfic and useful to figure WHY they didn't hatch)now everyone could see!

    mrspaulson@gmail.com

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  132. To model, model, model!! Oh and show examples of their work :)

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  133. I love to let students share their writing and their math notebooks, but it's so much better when everyone can clearly see their work.

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  134. This would be a great addition to my classroom

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  135. Thanks for playing along, friends!!! :)

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