RE: [art_education] Re Elmo
What brands of Elmos are being discussed?
I have seen one at our school but it has a delay which I find annoying to watch. I’d like to know what brands have little or no delay and are reliable.
Jan in Tampa
I have an Elmo and love it. I have the screen behind me and just focus on my lesson under the camera.
- I do not offhand know the model number of my Elmo. Mine does have a slight delay. I do not look at the screen when I use it, except to check for location under the camera, focus, etc. I just trust that the picture of my demo is happening and have asked the kids to let me know if I ever go out of range. I do not miss looking at the screen while I am working at all, and actually think even if there was NOT a slight delay, looking at the screen while I am demonstrating would be distracting to me. The bottom line is that the kids see the action fine, it's not jumpy or skippy. You can also adjust the view for a closeup, and you can adjust the lens for the existing light. I know we spent close to 900.00 on ours. A video camera is less expensive. However, I don't have to tiptoe around a tripod or worry about kids tipping over a tripod and camera. How do those of you who use a video cam for demos handle the tripod issues?