Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Check out this amazing give away at One Extra Degree! What a great resource to integrate into your classroom :)

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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If you want to have a bonus entry... blog about this post and leave the link in my comments section!

The winner will be drawn next Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012.  Make sure to check back in for the winner!

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