I’d love to see Wyze bring their expertise to bear in solving one particular challenge in schools. I work for a school district, as a computer tech, and watch hundreds of teacher’s struggle with old or broken document cameras.
Replacements are expensive, easily up to $500. Even competent “cheap” options start range from $100 to $250. School budgets are strained and this essential piece of tech is frequently forced into neglect.
Everytime I am asked to squeeze a little more life out of a document camera, I just KNOW Wyze could knock this one out of the park!!
Digital learning will never replace a teacher’s need to show a page from a book or other physical document. Completing a worksheet, solving a problem, or even doing an art project are core uses for doc cams. Too many classrooms can’t utilize this tech because it’s “not in the budget”.
A document camera needs to:
- Be affordable
- Offer a sharp / high-res image
- Record sound
- Connect to a PC via USB ( Though wireless would be AMAZING!!)
- Have a light
- Be sturdy and easy to position
- Have an easy PC app / interface that allows still shots and recording.
I picture the classic Wyze cube atop an adjustable stand with simple buttons a teacher can use to quickly share a doc with their class, snap a pic or record a “how to video” to post online. And, in today’s growing digital learning environment, I can even see students using doc cams to show their teachers their work and practice from home.
A delivery of new Wyze doc cams would be exciting for school admins because they are affordable, thrilling for teachers because they would be a joy to use, and exciting for techs who enjoy a product that’s easy to install, use, and maintain.
Entering the education market would be a big win for teachers AND Wyze. Your products are amazing - and I hope a Wyze doc cam soon joins the ranks of your winning line of products.