SMART simply re-brands the EMLO doc cams.  I would suggest looking at
the Avermedia document cameras.  In my opinion these beat ELMO's little
red pants off... he does wear pants right? 


Michael Vining, SB IT Support
South Burlington School District
South Burlington, Vermont 05403

Direct: (802) 652-7298
IT Help Desk: (802) 652-7050

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From: School Information Technology Discussion
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Subject: SMART vs. ELMO document cameras

Can someone please explain the advantage of having a SMART document
camera to go with a SMARTBoard vs. having an ELMO?  If these are not to
always be used together (i.e. the camera is on a separate cart to be
used around the building by others, the SMART Board is in only one
room), is it really worth the additional $200?  

This is also in a school where none of the teachers have ever used
either before, so the learning curve with the SMARTBoard will be steep.
And, the extra $ may be the difference between having the SMART camera
and having additional equipment. 

Thanks for information.

Joanne Finnegan
Technology Integration Specialist
Chittenden East Supervisory Union
(voice) (802) 858-1728
(fax) (802) 899-1059

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