A selection of testimonials from our home, education and business customers.
Education and business
Teaching piano online
Online lessons are something I’ve always done before the pandemic. When it comes to music, students often feel more comfortable in their own environment.
Sharing backing tracks and sound on Zoom is great, the one thing I didn’t have was visuals on my keyboard. I can share the screen and the music but for piano, especially for beginner students, students really need to understand which finger goes on which note.
The only clear way I have been able to achieve this is with the The HUE HD Pro camera. I can angle the camera for the left and right hand and position it so they can see the hand positions as if they were playing by themselves.
The fingers for piano are so important and it’s usually the reason why people struggle to self teach. If learned properly from a young age it saves a lot of difficulties later on.
Now with the The HUE HD Pro camera I can teach everything I need to online. Online lessons are now more time efficient, more comfortable for the students and they also encourage independent skills as students control sound, resources and backing tracks at their end. My students have all asked to stay online after the pandemic.
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— 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐆𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐟 (@morgangompf) October 9, 2020
One piece of equipment I know I can rely upon
My HUE Cam has been indispensable this year! We have been faced with moving rooms every lesson and periods teaching from home and the HUE Cam is one piece of equipment I know I can rely upon: it is portable, works instantaneously, and allows me to live model and feedback whenever I need to.
The service from HUE has also been second to none. At the beginning of the year my old, trusty HUE started freezing. I tried to purchase a new one but, understandably due the pandemic and changes to practice, they were as rare as *insert trite simile here*. I emailed an unashamed begging letter to HUE and they replaced it free of charge. Superb!
Indispensable pour montrer les gestes
Je suis enseignante et formatrice dans le premier degré et cette année j’ai effectué le suivi et la formation des étudiants intégralement en distanciel, individuellement ou en petits groupes. Les outils de visioconférence m’ont été indispensables mais insuffisants pour répondre à tous les besoins.
Que ce soit avec mes élèves ou les étudiants-stagiaires, le tableau est un outil de travail nécessaire et la page “tableau” des visios n’est pas vraiment adaptée (difficile d’écrire avec la souris ou le trackpad, impossible de montrer un geste). Grâce à la caméra HUE HD pro, nous avons pu travailler sur des documents communs, construits directement en fonction des besoins des étudiants: par exemple, pour leur montrer directement comment utiliser et organiser leur propre tableau lorsqu’ils sont en classe devant leurs élèves (une page blanche figure le tableau et j’écris dessus comme devra le faire l’étudiant-stagiaire dans sa classe). Elle a été également indispensable pour montrer les gestes (et les erreurs) que font souvent les élèves: comment tenir son crayon, comment utiliser les outils en géométrie…
J’ai aussi beaucoup utilisé la caméra HUE HD pro pour partager des documents non numérisés comme des manuels scolaires que je pouvais proposer sur le vif, en fonction des besoins et des demandes des étudiants-stagiaires.
N’étant pas en classe cette année, je n’ai pas pu l’utiliser avec mes élèves mais je pense m’en servir régulièrement en complément de mon tableau numérique pour montrer les gestes (écriture, arts plastiques…), faire des pas à pas en géométrie et surtout en sciences pour montrer et observer collectivement des expériences.
Families and animators
Perfect for playing games with friends or for talking to grandchildren online
During Lockdown we have really missed our grandchildren and sharing stories. The Hue camera has been absolutely perfect. We can turn the camera to talk to our grandchildren and then focus it on the books we are reading. They absolutely love it and can clearly see the words and the pictures.
It has also been great for playing games with friends. We have set it up to focus on the Trivial pursuits board and been able to play with friends. Everyone has seen the board clearly. I have also used it to send documents that normally I would have shared face to face.
As a former headteacher of an Infant and Nursery school, I wish I had had this to use in school. I can think of 101 uses that I could have made of this while teaching from putting the words to hymns on screen, to demonstrating to classes and many more. So versatile, easy to use and so light and easy to transport.
I have used the camera for my son’s online classes
I have used the camera for my son’s online classes it has really helped us in the session. The tutor recommended it to us and it has really made the sessions better to manage. I can switch anytime in between so that the tutor can see my son or the work he is producing. The quality is really good and very easy to operate. Overall, I’m very satisfied with it. 🙂
Follow Your Dreams
Fantastic animation kit! I use these for group animation workshops for disabled children and young people and they are so simple to use, the children really engage with them. We have made some really impressive work with these and the accompanying hints and tips book is great for learning techniques. The flip-down set included on the box is really useful too! Very highly recommended for group activities or for a gift.
The educational impact is tremendous as children’s creativity is unleashed and they develop additional skills in communication and teamwork that will be of benefit to them throughout their lives.
My grandson was at a loss for words when he started on the program. He can be quite a talker, but he seemed stuck on one word: cool… cool… COOOOL.
HUE Animation is really fun and simple to use, with a cool camera, producing sharp images; great for all ages and abilities. We loved using this to create stop motion animations, as well as some nice drawn ones.
Watch students and teachers talking about using our products in their classrooms.
Polaris at Ebert School
Fifth graders talk to their learning experiences in making stop-motion videos to illustrate geological formations.
Stop motion’s power to engage
Teachers reflect on how stop-motion enables them to truly identify their students’ understandings.
Wendell Middle School
Teacher and Instructional Technology Facilitator Michael West of Wendell Middle School reviews our HUE HD Pro document camera.
“Seriously one of the simplest, most easy-to-use document cameras out there. It doesn’t try to do too much, and what it does, it does superbly well.”
Using the HUE HD Pro document camera for peer editing
Fourth grade teacher Sharon Clark at East Side Intermediate School demonstrates how the HUE HD Pro document camera can enhance learning by allowing students to collaborate and review work in class.
Good Toy Guide on HUE Animation Studio and the benefits of balanced play
Dr. Amanda Gummer, founder of Fundamentally Children, has over 20 years experience working with children and families. In this video, she talks about HUE Animation Studio and the benefits of creative play in child development.
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