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Giveaway Monday: Luna Interactive Projection Camera!

Hey Friends!
I am so excited to bring you today's giveaway from Learning Resources. Of the three great products I got to review, this is by far my favorite. It's the Luna Interactive Projection Camera!

source: Learning Resources
I have a document camera in my room and I use it every single day. It's a basic, low-end workhorse kind of doc cam - nothing fancy and fraught with limitations that have always bugged me. One of them being that the fixed arm does not allow me to show an entire piece of paper at once unless it's something printed on landscape. It also doesn't really show colors very well, it's supposed to, but it doesn't. I also can not use something on my document camera and then interact with it using my Smartboard tools.

So imagine my delight when this little baby showed up! It does all of the things above that my doc cam doesn't.  The Luna is very different from most document cameras that I've seen. This one actually connects directly to your computer with an included USB cable, which supplies the power as well. The included software actually shows the image on my computer screen. This enables me to project onto my Smartboard so that I can use my markers to write over things or highlight important areas. This is a MAJOR plus for me!

It also has a long, flexible neck that allows me to project any size page I need to, including open picture books. I can also display real objects for the kids to get a better look, like math manipulatives or science experiments. The colors show up so much brighter too! This has been great for displaying examples of finished projects.

You can see in the picture below that the Luna has a nice small footprint too. It takes up much less space than my other doc cam. Sounds great right? Well, it gets even better. The Luna actually takes pictures AND video WITH audio! You can save these right to your computer with one touch. The long, flexible neck makes it easy to rotate it to film or snap pix.

One of the best things about this amazing device is the price. It's hard to find a document camera that does less than the Luna for $600, a really good one is easily $1,000. The Luna sells for just $199! And here's the very best part, you have a chance to win one of your own! You know how this works by now, just enter via Rafflecopter below. {click read more if you don't see it!}

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58 comments:

  1. This camera looks very cool. Thanks for sharing!
    Patty
    Prutenba@sturgisps.org

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  2. What a cool new tool. How lucky you are to be able to review their products.

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  3. Love it!!!! Want it!!!!! Gotta have it!!!! :)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn
    livelaughandlovetolearn@gmail.com

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  4. Very cool...love these Monday tech giveaways...now only if I could win one!

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  5. This is so awesome...It seem to be such a cool tool to have...

    MissMichellePhan@yahoo.com

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  6. Omigosh!! I would love this!!!!

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  7. I'm soooooo wanting this one! Lucky you to be giving this stuff away!

    Sally from ElementaryMatters

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  8. This would be wonderful in my classroom - I really love the video feature! I can think of so many uses for this puppy in my room!!! :)

    Jen from Hello Mrs Sykes

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  9. Very cool document camera! My document camera can barely show items in a clear display! I am in need of one of these!

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  10. Oh my goodness - I had seen this a few weeks ago, but couldn't remember the name. One of the teachers at my school is trying to get an elmo, and I told her I had seen something cheaper, but better ... but I couldn't remember the name ... this is it!!! Thanks, Denise!

    Jen
    Runde's Room

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  11. This would be an amazing addition to my classroom. I especially like the fact that it takes pictures and video. What a great giveaway!

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  12. It always amazes me what great new technology is coming our way,
    and for reasonable prices!! Thank you for sharing, I would love
    to win this. I would be interested to know how the video aspect of it
    would be utilized.

    Corinna

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  13. It looks like it has a light on it too...which is a plus!!! BTW, that's my friend Sue in the picture!!!

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  14. As blown away as I was by it's possibilities, I couldn't believe the price! Amazing!
    Chris
    cryazzienj@yahoo.com

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  15. This looks very neat! I love my Elmo but this definitely is the next step in functionality... :)

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  16. What an amazing tool for kids and teachers too! Love that it will get the kids and teachers excited about lessons :)

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  17. This would be so amazing - I am not lucky enough to have a SMART board in my classroom (we only have 1 in the whole building), but this could be a gamechanger in my second grade class!

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  18. This would be an awesome addition to my classroom!! A nice upgrade from the basic doc cam!

    eah719@hotmail.com

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  19. The camera looks great! I'd love to use it for the last couple months of school!

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  20. I'm still rockin the overhead projector in my classroom, so this would be an awesome addition! Great giveaway!

    -Krista
    The Second Grade Superkids

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  21. Great giveaway...I would love one of these!
    Vickie

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  22. This is a super cute doc cam! Love the small size and capabilities!

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  23. I have never heard of Luna, but I would love to try it out!

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  24. This looks like it would be a great addition to my classroom and wonderful to use with my smartboard! I like the fact that it is so compact!

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  25. This would be awesome in my classroom. Can you take a pic with it too?

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  26. This looks like an amazing tool! Would love to use it in my room!
    Dianne at Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching

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  27. I would love to win this! I had to share a doc cam with the teacher across the hall last year, but I don't even have one to share this year.

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  28. This camera looks great! Thanks for bringing it to us!

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  29. Looks like a fantastic tool! I am always searching for the document camera in my building. It would be super awesome to have one of my own :)

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  30. This would be great to use in my classroom! Our library has one but one for the classroom would be so much easier!
    ~Meghan, Inside The Classroom

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  31. This sure would be an awesome giveaway to win! Thanks!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  32. You can also get this camera through Scholastic with your Bonus Points. It's in the teacher's bonus point catalog. It's 7,900 points.

    :) Kaitlyn

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  33. I have one of these and I love it! I received it through Donors Choose. I am having one issue with it, though...it doesn't seem to be recording video. Do you have any trouble shooting tips?

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  34. Ohhhh..... The possibilities I can think of to use with the Luna.

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  35. What a great giveaway! Hope I win!! ;-)

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  36. I've been dying for one of these cameras!! There are so many things I can think of it to help enhance my students' learning!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  37. Want one sooooo bad!!!! Looks super awesome and sooo much more useful than what I already have - which is NOTHING!! LOL!!!

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  38. I've entered a few giveaways for this camera, I'm hoping that this is my lucky entry! =)

    Meg
    Third Grade in the First State

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  39. I just got a SMART Board 2 weeks ago and have had complaints similar to yours regarding trying to use my document camera with it! I would love to win this Luna to use with my sweet kiddos!

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  40. This is an excellent resource for the classroom. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  41. Looks like a great tool! New to second grade. Found your site through pinterest.

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  42. This would be one nice gift to get. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing. I love your site!!!

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  43. Looks like an excellent tool. Love your blog.

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  44. This looks great!!!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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  45. I feel the same way about my dinosaur document camera. The Luna sounds amazing!!

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  46. I would give anything to have any kind of updated technology! We have zero!!!! That is amazing!

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  47. What a fantastic blog. Looking forward to visiting on a regular basis.
    The Luna would be great to utilize in my classroom!!!

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  48. I would love to have that Luna!
    mike
    mike69361@gmail.com

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  49. This camera looks awesome - so perfect for my classroom! Thanks for sharing!

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  50. The Luna camera looks amazing!!!!! Learning Resources is so generous about all of their giveaways and product testing! I love how innovative and affordable all of their items are! They are a teacher's best friend!

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  51. I think this is freaking amazing! Seriously! Would love to have one of these for my kids. Technology is such an important part of the world today and kids need a hands-on, academic way to engage with it.

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  52. I am so exited about winning! I incorporate technology throughout my day but was missing a document camera. It will be the perfect match for my Promethean ActivBoard. Thanks! http://teachingmycalling.blogspot.com/2012/03/yay-im-winner.html

    Cara
    Teaching...My Calling

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  53. I received the doc camera today. I can't wait to plug it up and try it out. Thank you so much! Watch for my blog post in the coming weeks.

    Cara
    Teaching...My Calling

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