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Emerging Technology Report
Cutia Blunt
City Schools of Decatur * Glennwood Elementary
July 2013
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 IPEVO Ziggi HD
 High Definition USB
Document Camera
 Visual presentation tool
 5 megapixel camera
 Vivid resolution
 Up to 2592 X 1944
 Swiveling head
 Built-in microphone
 Integrated Evernote
 IPEVO Presenter Software
 $94
 Wireless Station for iPad
and USB Document
 Stream live images from
Ziggi HD to iPad
 Enables Ziggi HD to
become wireless
 $69
 Technology Mission
 City Schools of Decatur (CSD) promotes the effective and
appropriate selection, integration, and utilization of
technology resources in our schools for rigorous, engaging,
intentional, and developmentally appropriate learning
experiences. The district’s mission is to provide students with
technology tools to not only achieve curriculum objectives
and state standards but also provide life skills. To enable our
graduates to be successful in post-secondary endeavors in the
21st century, the technology department will provide support
and opportunities for all students and all staff. Technology
will play an essential role in teaching, student learning,
communicating with families, and district operations.
 All students and teachers will have equal access to
appropriate and high quality technology resources and
tools as they work to master the Georgia-required
 The combination of the Ziggi HD and Wireless Station
for iPad provides students and teachers in all grade levels
(K – 12) with another high quality technology tool that
can be integrated into every content and curriculum area
– from math to science to culinary arts.
 Digital information sources aligned with academic
goals and standards, online communication tools, and
up-to-date video and audio resources will give students
engaging, authentic, and developmentally appropriate
learning experiences and will allow students to
collaborate within the district, the city, and with
broader global audiences.
 The combination of the Ziggi HD and Wireless Station
for iPad is an up-to-date video resource that fosters
engaging, authentic, and developmentally appropriate
learning experiences for students in all grades.
 Teachers and students will share their work with each
other and the community through online resources,
video and audio presentations, and by using Web 2.0
tools and other social media.
 The combination of the Ziggi HD and Wireless Station
for iPad allows for work to be shared easily between the
devices and the interactive whiteboards that are already
mounted in many (approximately 190) classrooms across
the district.
 Ziggi HD
 Mac OS 10.5 and above
 Windows XP/Vista/7/8
 512MB RAM
 1GB recommended
 CPU 1.4GHz and above
Graphics Cards
 Mac
 144MB of dedicated video
memory for 3 megapixel
 256MB of dedicated video
memory for 5 megapixel
 PC
 64MB of dedicated video
memory for 5 megapixel
 Wireless Station
 IPEVO Document Camera
 Ziggi HD
 Ziggi
 Point to View (P2V)
 Ziggi Carrying Case
 Safely transport and store
 $19
 Scan Kit
 Simplifies the scanning
process of documents and
small objects
 Provides an additional way
way to interact with the iPad
 $29
 Whiteboard App for iPad
 Add text/drawings to images
streamed via Ziggi and
Wireless Station
 Free
 iPad ($399 - $799)
 Over 750 already in use
across the district
 Digital projector
 Over 225 already in use
across the district
 Apple TV ($99) or
Reflector ($13 or less)
 Wirelessly project image
feed to pull-down white
screen or interactive
whiteboard via projector
 VGA adaptor for iPad ($29)
 Project image feed to
screen/whiteboard via
projector with a hardwire
 SD Card ($5 - $60)
 Wireless Station can take
the role of a USB drive or
card reader
(via Apple TV)
(via VGA Adapter)
 Customer Service
 1-408-490-3085 (phone)
 Questions and Answers
 1-408-516-8168 (fax)
 Software Downloads
 Live Online Help
 Monday – Friday
 8:00am – 4:00pm PST
 Complimentary
 Documents
 Quick Start Guide
 User Manual
 iPad Template for
 Comments
 Supply and Demand
 Currently (July 2013) in limited
 Additional Required Equipment
 The Ziggi HD can not be
directly connected to a
projector in order to stream
the feed
 It must go through an iPad or
 Screen Resolution/Frame Rate
 The frame rate is quite low at
the highest resolution (2592 x
 Video Recording
 Presenter software does not
support video recording
 Need to use a third-party
software option to conduct
video recording
 Microphone Quality
 Reports that the sound quality
 Camera head
 Can not be detached from
 Mobile Device Operating
 Warranty
 Only one year
 Technical support does
of audio recordings could be
 Incompatible with Android OS
 Obtain agreement from students before streaming
their work
 Develop and enforce student procedures for
transporting and handling all technology equipment
 Students and teachers should use hand sanitizer
before and after handling all technology equipment
 Regularly check content on iPads
 Delete inappropriate content (photographs, videos,
documents, etc.)
 District and/or school
technology budget
 IPEVO Wish Pool
 Decatur Education
 Teacher Innovation
 Donors Choose
 Describe objects in the environment
 Use Ziggi HD to display pictures of various environments that are
not found on/near school grounds (an amusement park, a beach,
 Stream to iPads that are in the hands of students.
 Students will locate then use the language of the standard to name
and describe the shapes of the objects and their relative positions in
the various environments.
 Common Core State Standard K.G.A.: Identify and describe shapes
(squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones,
cylinders, and spheres).
 1. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe
the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below,
beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
 NETS-S: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
 Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage
projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate
digital tools and resources.
 Streaming the performance of dissections
 In the lesson ‘Flex Your Biceps’, students can have an iPad
sitting at their dissection stations alongside the dissection
equipment. The iPad will be streaming the dissection process
in real-time, as demonstrated/modeled by another student.
 Georgia Performance Standard S7CS2: Students will use standard
safety practices for all classroom laboratory and field investigations
 B. Demonstrate appropriate techniques in all laboratory situations.
 NETS-S: Creativity and Innovation
 Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and
develop innovative products and processes using technology.
 Analyze and Critique Work
 Use the Ziggi HD to display a student’s drawing or
painting. Stream it to individual student iPads.
 Students use the IPEVO Whiteboard app to analyze and
critique each peer’s work of art.
 Common Core State Standard
VAHSDRPR.4: Keeps a
visual/verbal sketchbook journal, consistently throughout
the course, to…
 C. Analyze and critique works of art – personal, peers, and
 NETS-S: Communication and Collaboration
 Students use digital media and environments to communicate
and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support
individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
 Content
 SS2G1 (Grade 2): Use the Ziggi HD to display a topographical map
of Georgia to student iPads. Small groups each identify and
represent a different region and share their work with the class.
 Process
 All standards and grades: Display any assignment using Ziggi HD
and iPads. Students can work independently or collaboratively in
the part of the room most conducive to their learning (desk, carpet,
table, hallway, etc.)
 Product
 W.3.3 (Grade 3): Display a ‘mystery object’ related to another
content area standard (a 1996 Olympics souvenir, a fossil, etc.) via
the Ziggi HD and iPads. Students will write a narrative that
develops their varied responses to the mystery object, using
descriptive details.
 Teacher and students can provide immediate verbal
feedback once documents, images, and/or objects are
displayed using the combination of this equipment
 The teacher (or even a tech-savvy student) can utilize third
party software to create a screen recording of lessons for
sharing with absent students or for all students as a review
at a later date
 Introverted students can demonstrate Speaking and
Listening Common Core Standards from the comfort of
their own seats, rather than presenting ‘at the front of the
 Directly address College and Career Readiness (CCR)
Speaking and Listening Anchor Standards
 1, 2, and 5
 Assistive Technology (AT)
 The Ziggi HD and Wireless Station combination can
also be used as an AT device that digitally magnifies text
and images
 Project-Based Learning
 The combination also enables students to acquire and
engage with sources of information in a unique way
 Higher Order Thinking Skills
 Compare, contrast, model, appraise, describe, examine,
analyze and categorize items shown via Ziggi HD
 Case Study 1
 Broadneck Elementary School
 ‘Benefits of Document Cameras over other Classroom
 Real-time displays allows for immediate feedback and instruction
 Increased student attention and on-task behavior
 Display of work caused students to be more organized and neat
 Case Study 2
 Dysart Unified School District
 ‘Technology Integration in Canyon Ridge School’
 Daily incorporation of student-centered instruction
 Increased student motivation and engagement
 Students love to be the ‘teacher’
Note: Neither case study utilized IPEVO’s Ziggi HD. This research is about document cameras in general.
 Identify teachers and support staff that are currently
utilizing a document camera (any brand/model) for
instructional purposes on a regular basis.
 Purchase a minimum of one combination (Ziggi HD &
Wireless Station) per school. Select at least one teacher
from the compiled list to ‘pilot’ the use of this combination.
 The media specialist from each school will oversee the pilot
using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM).
 Order and set up
 Orient teachers to IPEVO Support Site
 Collect data and annotations regarding use
 While completing this project, I
realized it is imperative that
technology coaches possess the
presentation skills necessary to
recommend the integration of
emerging technology after selecting
and evaluating it.
 This experience strengthened my
ability to step back and look at the
‘big picture’. For equity purposes, I
wanted to choose technology that
could be used in most teaching
I also had to
consider the district’s existing
technological resources that are
necessary for this combination to be
fully operable. Finally, I had to
communicate my research and
recommendations in a clear and
professional manner.
“Follow effective action with
quiet reflection. From the
quiet reflection will come even
more effective action.”
– Peter Drucker