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Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera

Item #LER 4400 | Ages 5+
$199.99
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Three technology tools in one, yet so affordable! Easy-to-use digital projection camera is also a web cam and photo/video camera. Great for students’ multimedia projects across the curriculum or whole-class demonstration of manipulatives in action, book pages, science models and more. Document student progress for assessment, then upload files to digital portfolios or share with other educators or parents. Connects via USB port to use with your PC (XP, Vista, Win7) or Mac (OS 10.6 and above) and is compatible with your interactive whiteboard. Boosts students’ 21st-century skills and helps you reach beyond traditional teaching methods.

  • Connects easily to a computer and is compatible with a projector or interactive whiteboard
  • Does not require purchase of batteries
  • Use as a web cam
  • Take photos/videos to download to your computer or upload to your class website or virtual learning network
  • Lets you easily zoom in close
  • Illuminates dark settings or images
  • Requires no replacement lightbulbs
  • Fosters listening and speaking skills
  • Is ideal for assessment
  • Allows for video narration
  • Designed for busy teachers and even young students
  • Transition quickly from projecting one object to another
  • Move with ease — projects from anywhere in your room when connected to your computer!


  • For the latest software version, download now: Luna_Setup.exe (file size: 17MB)
    Mac Version


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    Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera
     
    4.3

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (2)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Easy to install (4)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Great picture quality (3)
    • Price (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        A+ Product

        The image quality in the Luna Interactive Projection Camera is BETTER than any projection camera I've ever used. Even with half of the lights off in my classroom, the image was still clear....Read complete review

        The image quality in the Luna Interactive Projection Camera is BETTER than any projection camera I've ever used. Even with half of the lights off in my classroom, the image was still clear. I love the fact that it has a USB direct plug for connecting and charging. The best feature is the video camera. Teachers can record lessons and save them to their web page for absent students. It would also be perfect for classroom Skyping. With the click of a button you can take a snapshot of student's work. It's flexible and light weight, and I wouldn't be afraid to let students use it.
        A few uses:
        1 Video Time Capsule:
        At the beginning of the year have students record a message to their future self. Or at the end of the year have students record a message to the new students entering your classroom next year.
        2 Record Lessons for Absent Students
        3 Take a Picture of Student's Work:
        With the click of a button you can take a snapshot of student's work. How perfect would this be for bulky items like dioramas?
        4 Assessment:
        Document student's learning and share files with specialists and parents.
        5 Oral Presentations:
        Let students record themselves giving a presentation. Kids love to be the star of the show, and you could show the videos at Open House.
        I really enjoyed reviewing this product for Learning Resources!

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Worst document camera I've used

        It is very easy to install on your computer, which is great. However, it's positive aspects end there. There is no zoom feature, so you must use the bendable neck to position...Read complete review

        It is very easy to install on your computer, which is great. However, it's positive aspects end there. There is no zoom feature, so you must use the bendable neck to position the camera. However, the base of the Luna is so small and light that when you position the camera close enough to a text to be readable, it falls over and will not stand on it's own. Because of the lack of a zooming feature, one cannot use it to read text unless the camera is hovering less than an inch away from the text. The focus button appears to make no difference in the image. The only thing it might be useful for is the task pictured on the website, tangrams or other large manipulatives that would not require zooming in.

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        1.0

        Worst document camera I've used

        By Jenny 5th Grade Teacher

        from Oakland, CA

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • Blurry All The Time
        • Can't Zoom In
        • Not Usable For Text
        • Small Base Falls Over

        Best Uses

          Comments about Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera:

          It is very easy to install on your computer, which is great. However, it's positive aspects end there. There is no zoom feature, so you must use the bendable neck to position the camera. However, the base of the Luna is so small and light that when you position the camera close enough to a text to be readable, it falls over and will not stand on it's own. Because of the lack of a zooming feature, one cannot use it to read text unless the camera is hovering less than an inch away from the text. The focus button appears to make no difference in the image. The only thing it might be useful for is the task pictured on the website, tangrams or other large manipulatives that would not require zooming in.

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          1.0

          Video records upside down

          By Math Teacher

          from California

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                Comments about Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera:

                I love the camera, but when I tried to make a video, it records upside down. I have tried every possible sequence of steps using the rotate button but no luck. I am very disappointed. :-(

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                • No

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                5.0

                Luna Is a Lifesaver!

                By krs7803

                from Chicago, IL

                Pros

                • Easy to use

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera:

                  My Luna doc camera is the best addition to my classroom in years. As an English teacher, I teach a lot of high-level texts. As we read, I can project my notes for students to copy. We also do a lot of writing, and I can easily project samples of writing the whole class can see, which eliminates the need to make copies for every student. I use it every day in almost every class I teach. I don't know how I lived without it for so long!

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By Kindergarten Hoppenings

                  from Bourbonnais, IL

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Ease of Use
                  • Size

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Demonstrations
                    • Taking pictures

                    Comments about Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera:

                    I absolutely LOVE this little camera! We normally use Elmos that are housed on gigantic carts. They are a pain. Cords all over...the cart is so big it's always in the way. I no longer need to grab the gigantic cart and pray that my kiddos don't trip!This takes up a super small amount of space, plugs right into your computer, takes pictures AND video, and works just as well as our other "pricey" devices.I've used it to demonstrate reading strategies, handwriting, Project 64 (a drawing program), and plenty of games. I've also used it to take pictures of students, as well as, their work.

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic Document Camera

                    By A Teeny Tiny Teacher

                    from California

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy to use
                    • Excellent Picture
                    • Multiple uses

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anthologies
                      • Making words
                      • Math manipulatives
                      • Read alouds
                      • Story Telling
                      • Writing samples

                      Comments about Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera:

                      This is an amazing tool. I was so excited that Learning Resources gave me the opportunity to try this out. All you need is a computer and a projector. Plug it in, run the disk, and you're up and running. I use it to project read alouds on the screen, math manipulatives, our anthology, making word tiles, writing samples, etc. It also has the capablity to videotape what is happening so that you can go back and look at it later.
                      It makes learning interactive, engaging, and hands on.

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                      4.0

                      Luna Interactive Projection Camera

                      By Mary

                      from Shelbyville, TN

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to set up
                      • Kids love it

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Display student work
                        • Making words activities
                        • Project read-alouds

                        Comments about Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera:

                        I was excited when Learning Resources provided me with a Luna camera to use in my classroom. You will love this easy-to-use, easy-to-set up camera! The possibilities are endless. Make any activity easy for your whole group to see. Now all your students can see the book you are using for your literacy lesson. Math manipulatives are magical with the Luna. This handy little device helps you catch and keep your students' attention.

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                        4.0

                        Luna Document Camera Review

                        By Web20Classroom

                        from North Carolina

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Comments about Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera:

                        Learning Resources sent me a Luna Projection Cameara to try out and I was pleased with all aspects of this document camera. Traditionally document cameras are used for just that, documents. However this unit offers a great deal of flexibility when using real world objects as well. I was able to project clear, crisp images of picture books, math manupulatives and science experiments. The zoom works perfectly and the image looked great both on a screen and Interactive Whiteboard.
                        I was also able to use this unit as a webcam with 3rd Party software and take independent images and video as well. This is a huge benefit as it makes the unit multipurpose and a central part of an interactive classroom.
                        Set up was easy and the software installed without a problem. It is very easy to use and offers features for both the novice and advanced user.
                        After my experience with the Luna Interactive Projection Camera in a variety of classrooms and settings it is one I would definitely recommend.

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                        5.0

                        The Luna is a Lovely Learning Tool!

                        By Christina Bainbridge

                        from Michigan

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • bright images
                        • Clear images
                        • Easy To Install
                        • Easy to use
                        • price
                        • Small

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Enlarging objects
                          • Projecting images

                          Comments about Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera:

                          We've been using this in my classroom and it's great! One thing I especially love about the Luna is that it has a light which makes the images so clear and bright on the screen and we love that!

                          This little gem just pops out of the box, plugs in to your USB port, and installs easily in minutes. Then, you open the software it comes with, place something under the head, and... it's instantly projected on to your board or projection screen!

                          You zoom in just by moving the arm closer to your document or items you are showing off. And... not only can you project objects and documents, but you can use this to record too!

                          The best part is how affordable the Luna is! It's under $200.00 and is a great tool for the classroom!

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                          5.0

                          Luna Projector!

                          By Ginger

                          from Greenville, South Carolina

                          Pros

                          • Great projection
                          • No Batteries
                          • Web came and video

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Small
                            • versatile

                            Comments about Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera:

                            I actually have a document camera in my classroom and I love it because there are sooooo many amazing things you can do with them! But, I must say, Learning Resources' Luna Interactive Projector is flippin' amazing! My document camera takes up way too much table space, but this little gem is small and versatile.

                            It not only functions as a projector, but it is also a web cam and takes pictures and videos! How nifty is that!? All the while needing NO batteries!

                            This projector is great for so many different things including:

                            Making Words
                            Demonstrating handwriting and cursive
                            Showing books/textbooks
                            Modeling writing and other activities
                            Using manipulatives for math
                            Displaying homework/classwork
                            Checking homework/classwork
                            Demonstrating science experiments

                            I can't even list them all, but you would definitely want one of these in your classroom!

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this product!

                            By Teach It With Class

                            from North Carolina

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Simple to use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera:

                                Learning Resources sent me this camera to use in my first grade classroom. This is a lightweight, sleek, durable projections camera. I have even let me first graders use it and taught them how to set it up. It's so simple that they have no problems. There are many pros to this sleek projection camera and no cons that I can see! It is everything a projection camera should be. The simplicity of this piece of technology would make it a great addition to any classroom. You can read my full review of this product on my teaching blog http://teachitwithclass.blogspot.com/2012/04/learning-resources-has-sent-me-their.html

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