SAN DIEGO, Calif. — HoverCam, an innovative technology leader in the education market, will demonstrate how technology leaders can help educators intuitively boost student engagement and rapport online and in the classroom at the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) 2021 Conference, hosted online March 2-4. Attendees will see the innovative and award-winning eGlass, an all-in-one, transparent writing glass, as well as the Pilot X Digital Teaching Station and the Solo 8Plus and Duo document cameras.
“In a traditional classroom setup, teachers and students have a very natural, comfortable rapport as well as high visibility of each other and learning materials. In an online environment, however, it’s much more challenging to achieve that connection, which is stalling academic achievement and lowering test scores,” said Ji Shen, CEO of HoverCam. “eGlass transforms both hybrid and online learning experiences by providing a glass canvas that allows an instructor’s face to appear alongside their writing. Students are able to see nonverbal communication cues and perceived eye contact that help them retain information while material is being shared. This Embedded Learning teaching philosophy marks a fundamental shift in lesson delivery since the chalkboard was introduced over 200 years ago.”
eGlass: Revolutionizing Learning
Ideal for remote, hybrid, and traditional classrooms, eGlass is an innovative glass writing surface that’s familiar to write upon while incorporating an easy-to-use, built-in camera and adjustable lighting that allows students to see their teacher’s face within the same window as their writing. This face-to-face, nonverbal communication is vital to the learning process, reinforcing teacher rapport, communication, and understanding. As the instructor writes on the glass, eGlass’ built-in software automatically flips the image, so the writing reads left to right for students. The surface’s embedded ChromaClear technology uses LEDs to intensify the pen ink with an eye-catching glow that is highly visible on screen and in person.
Available in 35-inch and 50-inch models, eGlass is easy to set up and use. Instructors simply plug it into their PCs, Macs, or Chromebooks with a single USB cable. It comes with intuitive software that not only displays the camera image but also marries physical ink writing with digital content, as users can drag in rich media such as slideshows, images, web content, and video, with automatic background removal capabilities. The software also features Zoom integration, allowing users to schedule, launch, or join Zoom calls without leaving the software. It’s also compatible with other remote conferencing programs, including Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Google Meet. Users that prefer to record their lessons can do so with a touch of a button, activating eGlass’ built-in microphone and recording to capture lessons on the fly.
Pilot X: Teaching and Intuitive Technology Combined
Ideal for hybrid learning, the Pilot X combines a powerful tablet computer with a blazing-fast Intel CPU, wireless 4K presentation capabilities, microphone, and a fold-out document camera in one convenient, wireless station. With the HoverCam Pilot X, educators can intuitively work from an ergonomic and mobile teaching podium featuring a slide-out keyboard. For even greater freedom, the 13-inch, 10-point-touch tablet can be unlocked and used anywhere in the classroom. The tablet has the horsepower of Windows 10 OS combined with the intuitive hand gestures of a mobile device. HoverCam’s award-winning 4K 13-megapixel document camera cleverly folds out. In addition, a built-in wireless HDMI transmitter beams content to any interactive flat panel, projector, or display in resolutions up to 4K without messy cables.
Integrated with Flex 11 software, learning immersion is just a touch away. Flex 11 delivers immersive and dynamic lessons with picture in picture, annotation, digital whiteboard, lesson recording, and more. The software is integrated with Zoom, allowing teachers to launch sessions directly within Flex 11. Teachers love working through math problems, viewing books, diagraming sentences, conducting read-alongs and experiments, virtual tutoring, and playing mystery Skype. Every lesson is captured perfectly in real time for students to access anytime and from any device for learning that goes beyond the classroom.
Solo 8Plus and Duo: Document Cameras Designed for Teachers, Built for Learning
The Solo 8Plus is a compact, high-powered, and easy-to-use USB document camera with a 13-megapixel lens that captures vibrant images and live video and supports1080p full-HD video recording, all powered through one USB 3.0 cable. Users simply plug the USB into a PC, Chromebook, or Mac. No power adapter is required. Compatible with Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Skype, it gives students a front-row seat to learning. Teachers don’t have to wrestle with webcams, which can’t effectively display content and demonstrations. Finally, Solo 8Plus includes Flex 11 software for additional ease and capabilities that go well beyond a document camera.
Bringing together the best of USB and HDMI outputs in one compact and flexible document camera, HoverCam’s Duo is the next evolution in the company’s trusted lineup. Incredibly easy to use, Duo features intuitive button controls for local recording and snapshots as well as focus, zoom, and image controls that save teachers time in the classroom. To start sharing, instructors simply connect the Duo to their PCs, Macs, or Chromebooks via a single USB cable or to their interactive panels, projectors, or TVs via HDMI. The 12-megapixel camera has a super-fast auto focus to ensure a crisp, lag-free image. The sleek document camera also includes Flex 11 software to support digital learning.
More information on HoverCam and its full line of products is available at hovercam.com.