Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Looking for a Document Camera? Meet HUE! Just $49!

Have you secretly dreamed of having your own "Doc Cam" in your classroom?  Let me guess...you've seen the multi-hundred dollar price tags of the Elmos...or worse yet the $1,500+ price tag of the SMART Doc Cam.  Not possible on your school or personal budget?  Well...no worries!  I have the answer for you!!!

Meet HUE...

Hue HD Webcam and Box

This little guy is the answer to all of your doc cam needs!
He simply plugs in to your computer and operates just like an expensive document camera!  He takes pictures, he records, he projects things onto your "Smart" board (or other interactive board), he can zoom in and out, he can SKYPE, and he can record sound!  He's a super flexible and re-positionable too! (It’s for MAC or PC!)
This little guy does it all!
And did I mention they come in PINK!  (And many other colors too!)


The BEST part is...He is only

$49.00!

It's one of the best kept "techie" secrets out there!


Are you excited or what?!!  The possibilities for making your content come alive are now limitless!   How about recording a video snippet everyday of those tadpoles in your science center...then combining the snippets to create a mini-movie of the life cycle of a frog?!  Or using "HUE" to record student reading behaviors and creating developmental portfolios for your kiddos?   How about using "Skype" to communicate with "pen pal" classes around your district, state, or world?!  Or... simply use this little man to project a regular book up on your interactive whiteboard screen for the whole class to view!


 


Here is what the HUE developers have to say about using it in Education...

The HUE USB camera is a cost-effective alternative to a standard classroom document camera/visualizer. Easy to use and portable, this camera is popular with teachers and students throughout the world.
The camera is 'plug and play' on Windows PCs and Macs and compatible with most video conferencing, streaming and web-casting software i.e., Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, iChat, FaceTime, uStream etc.
By connecting your HUE camera to your computer and a projector, you can share students' work, books, experiments and pictures.
Use the camera for real time live video and for recording sound and video. The HUE USB camera produces excellent image quality even when projected onto a whiteboard.
The built-in microphone allows you to record your presentation or a student speaking about a topic. With its weighted base and flexible neck, HUE can also be used to magnify very small items such as insects, circuit boards and more to share them with the whole classroom.

Click HERE to learn more about HUE!


HUE is getting a lot of attention…it’s been on Good Morning America and is featured in the Tech Buyer’s Guide in Time Magazine’s Best Inventions. Hue Animation Studio also recently placed first in the Best Arts and Craft category at the Dad's Choice Awards.

Many of our very own BLOG HOPPIN' authors are using them in their classrooms right now!

Cheryl, from Primary Graffiti, shared these pics and this idea of making a mini movie and turning it into a mini-lesson.  Cheryl is working on creating a visual rubric, and the pictures here show how she is using HUE to show the progression!  Great idea!






So…How about you?  Do ya’ want one?    

Simply hop on over to BLOG HOPPIN' where we are giving one away!


HOORAY!

Don't miss this chance to get a HUE for FREE!


HUE also has some INCREDIBLE stop animation software that is 

SUPER KID FRIENDLY!   

Check this out!

 

For more information about HUE's animation software, click on the picture below!


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Looking forward to hearing about all of the great techie projects y'all will come up with using the HUE!

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