Technology has become an indispensable tool for educators in today’s modern era, revolutionizing how they teach and connect with their students. It demands skill, dedication, and an unquenchable passion for guiding young minds to their full potential. This is a story of hope, the transformative power of technology, and the unwavering commitment of teachers to their craft. It is a story of how a single gift can inspire and spark a new wave of innovation in the classroom.  

This brings us to Julia, a Science Elementary School Educator in Virginia. Unfortunately, earlier this year, her classroom badly flooded due to a pipe bursting, and her favorite ELMO platform document camera was tragically lost when the sprinklers ignited. 

As Julia mentioned, “…there were only two things I thought about, and the first thing was, OMG! My ELMO! and my planner.”  

In the face of adversity, Julia, the resilient educator, was determined to rise above the disastrous loss and contacted ELMO to see what new products were available. ELMO has always valued educators using the necessary and practical tools to seamlessly connect teaching and classroom engagement. Thus, of course, after Julia reached out to receive a new document camera, we gifted and delivered the ELMO PX-30E Document Camera – which is our new upgraded device with a high-end platform camera that shows images in unparalleled quality, capturing every detail in vivid color, with built-in network control capabilities.  

Through an exclusive interview, we discovered the inspiring journey of Julia’s passion for teaching and providing the most comprehensive teaching tools to her students, which was evident as she spoke of the multiple lessons she creates for her students. She mentioned how “…ELMO is the ultimate demonstration device.” Because of this, she can create engaging lessons compared to when she briefly had to use a projector while awaiting her new ELMO camera.   

Photo Above: Julia playing Bingo with her class.

Julia unleashed the endless possibilities of increasing classroom engagement solely because of how flexible the ELMO document cameras are. She mentioned engaging in teaching lessons such as tying knots, demonstrating how wheels move, showcasing students’ work, or even playing bingo as fun ways she engages with her class. 

Photo Above: Julia using her new PX-30E document camera to display magnets field to 1st graders. 

Imagine demonstrating to a class with 20 heads poking at various heights from different angles. With the PX-30E, Julia can continue demonstrating fun science labs, for as she mentioned, “I couldn’t do this lab without the ELMO!” Julia can now show “larger than life,” microscopic shots of skin, cells, and flowers.

After receiving her new ELMO PX-30E document camera, Julia continues to engage inspiration with her students and find innovative learning lessons to keep herself and her students eager and excited to learn.  

Photo Above: Julia receives new PX-30E document camera.

Trying to keep students engaged is not easy, but sometimes, a small gift such as the ELMO PX-30E can, as Julia said, “take teaching to a whole new level!”  

Learn more about the ELMO document cameras here and the many ways they can improve learning.