Guest post: Moving Math’s lessons from the classroom to the living room (Nathan Ward)

Guest post: Moving Math’s lessons from the classroom to the living room (Nathan Ward)

HUE HD cameras are such revolutionary and diverse tools, and now essential for remote learning during this unfortunate crisis. I was first introduced to this device visiting a school within our academy trust, during a CPD session. I was astonished at its capabilities and the quality in which the students could observe live work in the classroom.

That was it! I instantly bought one and took it into my school. A colleague and I provided training sessions on how the visualiser could invigorate and revitalise teaching. The school immediately bought one for every staff member. It has completely changed the dynamics of our teaching within our academy, especially around the pedagogy of co-construction.

I am a Math’s teacher; my students love to see how work is laid out and the the engagement levels are through the roof. They are obsessed with note taking and taking more pride in the work they produce (some have offered to purchase my workbooks we have used with the visualiser). They can now see how topics such as constructions should be done by a person, rather than an animation or interactive board tool that they struggle to relate to.

That is how it all began… now it is no longer safe for me to return to the empty classrooms. I am now locked in my house to teach from a room. I am one of the ‘shielded’ individuals! HUE came to my rescue and out of the goodness of their hearts enabled me to teach from home with the HUE HD camera. It is unbelievably easy to do, thanks to the software’s user-friendly interface.

My students are so impressed, that they now get the opportunity to feel some normality of the way I used to teach. I can swiftly use the visualiser to record lessons with video and audio; then post them online for them to watch. The response from my students is overwhelming, they are so appreciative that I have taken the time to record lessons and it is all down to HUE. It has greatly improved their ease of understanding topics, I can explain and annotate freely. It has also given me a new lease of life, I have stepped out of my comfort zone and recorded mathematical experiments with the use of the visualiser. I am now a trendy teacher (I think)!

I cannot thank HUE enough for enabling me to remotely teach and they have has a huge impact on my students’ lives!!

Nathan Ward – Math’s teacher at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy


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