District webcam-enabled computers all already have some image capture software installed. Macs: Photobooth, iPad2: Photobooth, netbooks: CyberLink YouCam, Manda pc: AMCap, Windows laptop: Dell Webcam Central. Also available on all district computers are your installed apps like ComicLife, iMovie, MovieMaker, and Photoshop which also let you capture images directly into those applications to be edited or used as needed. (Stay tuned for future post on greenscreening in the classroom!)
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* http://htmlchat.net/99/snapshot - has special effects
* http://cameroid.com/snap.php - allows you to create your own gallery online and has special effects
Perhaps you are at home and need an installable option right away. Available for both Mac and Windows, http://www.manycam.com can be downloaded and installed for free.
Webcams can play a nice roll in the classroom. Capture student work, pose students for illustrated stories, videotape oral reports, the list goes on! Engage students with camera technology and odds are, they will come up with other authentic uses as well.
How do you use cameras in your classroom instruction?