Continuing our series of blog posts discussing the different ways HUE can be used in the classroom, here are some ideas for how the HUE camera can be used in science classes.
The HUE camera has a good quality lens and thanks to its flexible neck and manual focus, it can be used as a basic microscope. Simply place any object such as leaves, rocks, textiles, or bugs under the camera, refocus the lens, and you will be able to see them in greater detail.
2. Use with a projector
The HUE camera is plug and play so you simply connect it to your computer and the computer to the projector in order to begin projecting onto the whiteboard. The camera picture can be flipped as needed. Some of the things you can project with your camera include:
- Text from books – very useful when there is only one book available for sharing!
- Student work, letting the group correct mistakes together and learn from the experience.
- Photographs or other visual aids.
- Dissections and live demonstrations.
3. Take pictures or scan
You can take pictures for future reference, or scan excerpts from books and magazines for use in lessons.
The HUE camera has a built in microphone so you can use it to record class presentations or to create tutorials teaching students how to use a new tool, such as a compass or a mobile app.
5. Time-lapse photography
Using the HUE camera with the HUE Animation software, you can create time lapse videos. These are perfect for monitoring science experiments such as the video below showing growing crystals, or for recording changes in nature such as clouds passing overhead or flowers growing.