For months, my daughter and I looked at the Cricut Cutting Machines longing for one. Bringing myself to purchase one was hard, because there were to many cartridges I wanted. A student's mom told me about the Cameo and after a little research, and long discussion with my aunt, I ordered one. I will be honest, I never intended it to be used for school. Once it was shipped to me I could not resist taking it out and giving it a test. Quickly, the possibilities of classroom use filled my head. I was cutting out cute borders for my student's writing samples, making bookmarks, creating organisms for food chains. I also have a cute idea for Mother's Day craft.
The best aspect of the Cameo is it is software based and no cartridges are needed. You can use any of the fonts you already have installed on your computer. Images can be downloaded from their website, or with a little practice you can make your own out of jpegs. They also offer an Educator's Discount.
Check back in May to see the cute Mother's Day Craft.