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Rotary Club of St. Croix Mid-Isle Donates 80 Document Cameras to District Teachers

Mrs. Morrell explaining to Rotarians Bradley Ebersole and Patricia Steele how she will be using the document camera. (Submitted photo)

The Rotary Club of St. Croix Mid-Isle donated 80 Qomo QPC20 HD Document Cameras to the St. Croix District of the Department of Education.  The document cameras, worth $15,000, will be distributed to public school teachers.

According to Rotarian Willard John, chair of the Captains of Education Teacher Grant Program, “In place of the annual grants which were not practical due to COVID-19 changes, the superintendent and his team suggested document cameras. The cameras are effective practical tools that will enable teachers to clearly display documents to students as they embark on a virtual teaching and learning experience.”

The Captains of Education Teacher Grants are made possible through an annual donation from Diageo.

From left to right: Deputy Superintendent Ericilda Ottley-Herman, Rotarian Patricia Steele, Rotarian Willard John, Kindergarten Teacher Kara Morrell, Rotarian Bradley Ebersole and Alfredo Andrews School Principal Andrea Hobson (Submitted photo)

“The QOMO Qview QPC20 is a lightweight document camera that can be easily set up anywhere. Its slim design plus its folding arm enables you to carry it anywhere effortlessly. The QPC20 features a 5.0 Megapixel camera, a frame rate of 30 frames per second, and a display area of the size of a A4 paper. It can also capture images and videos. All you have to do is connect the QPC20 to your pc, and start capturing. The capture software is included in the package. Also included is the viewing pad.

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“The viewing pad is a convenient feature on which you can place the documents to be presented. The QPC20’s arm has a built-in camera and ultra-bright LED lights. The arm can be lowered to zoom into the object. The QOMO Qview QPC20 is an affordable portable document camera that can be set up anywhere and is PC and Mac compatible,” according to manufacturer documentation.

The Qomo QPC20 HD Document Camera (Submitted photo)

Jennifer Koockogey, president of Rotary Club Mid-Isle, said, “We hope this donation will make virtual teaching easier for our teachers and virtual learning easier for our youngsters. Everyone’s lives have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, especially teachers and students.  Hopefully these cameras will relieve some of the stress of virtual teaching and learning.”

For more information, call Liz Goggins at 771-4420.

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