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Webcams In The Classroom


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Detailed "How to" handout with screenshots on using Logitech webcams. Also has instructions on creating logitech avatars.

Detailed "How to" handout with screenshots on using Logitech webcams. Also has instructions on creating logitech avatars.

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  • 1. Webcams in the
    Jan McGee, LMS, Technology CoordinatorWest Monroe High SchoolCoordinator of Library ProgramsOuachita Parish School Systemjmcgee@opsb.netPresentation Available: McGee, LMS, Technology Coordinator, WMHSCoordinator of Library ProgramsOuachita Parish School
    • Webcams
    • 2. What’s a webcam?
    • 3. Setting up and installing software
    • 4. Use CD to install software
    • 5. Do not connect webcam until prompted to do so
    • 6. Sound check
    • 7. Lighting check
    • 8. Double click the camera icon in the system tray to activate the webcam
    • 9. Logitech QuickCam Toolbar will open on the right.
    Click to activate Quickcam Camera5180965635
    Click to activate Special Effects
    Click to activate Window Shade
    Webcam Settings
    Video Calling Applications
    Microphone & Video Mute
    • Use “Take Photo” to take a snapshot orClick arrow on button toTake photo after __ secondsAdd a time stamp to imageUse “Record Video” to begin recording orClick arrow to Begin recording after ___ secondsSet recording durationInclude AudioAdd timestampEnable motion detection sensitivityBottom of Screen1. Click “Face” to see image gallery2. Click “film icon” to view video gallery3. Click “envelope” ion to send image or video in email4. Click “Print” icon to send image to printer5. To delete an image or video, select it and click Trash icon27305267335QuickCam Camera Screen
    • 10. Click green button to apply video effectsButton will allow you to calibrate your face Press Control-C to calibratePosition your face within the red boxLook straight into the camera. Do not smileMake sure the red dots line up on your eyes and mouthPress CalibrateAccept or RetrySelect avatar or choose Get more Video EffectsGet More will take you to the Logitech website for more choicesChoose avatarSelect “open” to install avatar to your program menu-110490332105QuickCam Video Effects Menu

    • Select Privacy shade feature for privacy image. This feature will substitute a photo in place of live videoTo activate privacy shade, select green arrow at top of boxPress “Control-D” to show default imagesClick Image to select or Browse for image by using button at bottom of screen Window Shade Feature
    Activate privacy screenBrowse for other photos Select image
    • Manual Adjustment of Face TrackingPan the controls to adjust the horizontal position of the QuickCam’s focus area to the left or rightTilt the controls to raise or lower the vertical of the QuickCam’s focus areaUse the Zoom feature to zoom in or out on the screen imageAutomatic Adjustment of Face Tracking For automatic adjustment, set the Face Tracking either to Follow Me or Follow two or more of us.The camera will automatically pan and tilt as the subject moves. This will allow you to move freely without having to manually adjust the camera.Adjust Brightness, Contrast, Color Intensity as needed.Set White Balance to Auto.147955427990WebCam Settings
    Audio Settings
    • Select Microphone from dropdown box (use default) unless using external microphoneSpeak into the camera/microphone to do a sound check. The microphone input level will show on the screenMove slide lever to adjust the recording volume if the default is not loud enough.Choose Cancel Echo or Suppress Background Noise by using the check boxes.The Audio Tuning Wizard is the best way to tune the audio setting for optimal use-231140102870
    -274320372745Light Settings
    • Select the Eye button to adjust the light settingsSelect the “Use Right Light Settings” to automatically adjust light settings ORManually adjust light saturations, low light, white noise, or spot meter.86360269240
    -542290353060Advanced Settings
    • Select the “Owl” icon to access the advanced settingsSelect “Use Automatic Settings” to set Exposure and Gain or deselect to adjust manuallyAnti Flicker helps reduce the flicker that can result in rooms lit by fluorescent lightsChoose off if using camera in room without florescent lighting60Hz for North AmericaChange the image orientation to flip or mirror the imageUse the Camera Selector if you have more than one QuickCam attached to your computer47625197485
    -542290312420Application Preferences
    • Use the Application Preferences toSelect the default video calling application Select the default email clientTo select or change the photo storage folder for camera imagesTo select the video storage folder for videoUse check boxes to chooseTo show the webcam icon in Windows toolbarTo keep the QuickCam on top of other applicationsTo auto preview photo or video after capture-9525122555
    -584835463550Video Calling Applications
    • Choose the Video Calling application you wish to use with your webcam.Download the application(s) such as Skype, Yahool Messenger, etc. Launch application from within webcam
    -360680346710Microphone / Video Mute
    • Select the microphone icon to mute the webcamChoose the video icon to activate or deactivate the privacy shade506095363855
    • 11. Classroom Applications
    • 12. Using webcams as a window to the world OR I just like to watch
    • 13. ReadWriteThink: Webcams in the Classroom: Animal Inquiry and Observation
    • 14. Shambles:
    • 15. Sites to See: Eyes on the World:
    • 16. Fun and Educational WebCams for Students and Adults:
    • 17. Webcams in the classroom
    • 18. To take a photograph
    • 19. Open the webcam software to pull up the menu
    • 20. Activate the QuickCam to the Quick Capture screen
    • 21. Center the subject on the screen
    • 22. Click “Take a photo.” The image will appear in the gallery below the buttons.
    • 23. Use images in Word document or PPT
    • 24. Open Microsoft Word, PPT, or Publisher
    • 25. Select “Insert” > “Picture”
    • 26. Navigate to “My Pictures” to “Webcam” folder
    • 27. Locate image in Webcam folder
    • 28. Double-click to insert image
    • 29. Use new picture shapes, borders, and effects to frame and/or edit image
    • 30. Use for quick ID cards or in library automation systems
    • 31. Use for class projects, crafts, etc. (See flickr toys
    • 32. To use webcams as a video recorder
    • 33. Open the webcam software to pull up the menu
    • 34. Activate the QuickCam to the Quick Capture screen
    • 35. Center the subject on the screen
    • 36. Click “Record Video” to record
    • 37. Click “Stop Recording”
    • 38. Classroom uses of video
    • 39. Import into PPT
    • 40. Open PPT
    • 41. Click “Insert” > “Video”
    • 42. Navigate to “My Documents” > “My Videos” > “QuickCam” folder
    • 43. Select video and double-click
    • 44. Send video by email
    • 45. Upload to wiki, glog, blog, or other as vodcast
    • 46. Example:
    • 47. Creating Avatars with webcam
    • 48. Open the webcam software to pull up the menu
    • 49. Activate the QuickCam to the Quick Capture screen
    • 50. Center the subject on the screen
    • 51. Select Video Effects by clicking the “Masks” icon
    • 52. Choose “Avatars” or “Face Accessories” from drop down box
    • 53. Select the avatar you want to use
    • 54. Click the Green Arrow to turn video effects on
    • 55. Use “Control-C” to calibrate camera to your face
    • 56. Click “Record Video” to begin recording
    • 57. Click “Stop Recording” to end the recording
    • 58. Video will appear in “Gallery”
    • 59. Double-click to view video
    • 60. Using Video in the classroom
    • 61. Insert avatar into PPT using same procedure as inserting video into PPT
    • 62. Embed avatar video into glogs, wikis, or other web applications
    • 63. Use avatars to record oral reports, editorials, make announcements, give instructions for assignments, create messages, etc.