A lot of learning happens in the classroom, but what is a classroom, exactly? Technology has changed traditional learning boundaries, and we want to keep that trend going with a new program, IPEVO Classroom.
IPEVO Classroom is designed to help teachers conduct remote lessons and to help students enjoy multimedia learning exchanges using IPEVO teaching tools. IPEVO Classroom is a cooperation, really — between teachers and between schools, and despite geographical distance. Whether two classrooms are a mile apart or half a world apart, we want to help educators and their classrooms connect with one another in a way that enriches learning for everyone.
|What You need:||1. A PC or Mac with Skype||2. A Projector||3. An IPEVO USB Doc Cam||4. The X1-N6 Conference Station|
SET-UP IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS:
Connect your IPEVO Document Camera to computer
This would include the Point 2 View or Ziggi-HD. The high resolution of these cameras allows you to pick up fine details, and you can also use it like a web camera to capture people. It’s simply plug-and-play. You won’t need a device driver.
Connect the IPEVO X1-N6 Internet Conference Station to computer
This provides high-quality audio to get both sides talking and listening. Thanks to some nifty audio technology and design, the X1-N6 receives and transmits clear audio in 360 degrees, meaning teachers and students can be anywhere around the Station (up to 5 meters away) and still be heard. It’s simply plug-and-talk. You won’t need a device driver.
Start up Skype and log in
You now need to tell Skype to use your IPEVO devices for audio and video.
FOR MAC: Click on “Skype” in the top menu, and select “Preferences.” In the window that pops up, choose “Audio/Video.” For both Microphone and Speakers, make sure to select X1-N6 from the drop-down options. Near the bottom of the same page, make sure to choose the name of your IPEVO doc camera under “Camera.” You’ll see the real-time video capture from your camera.
FOR PC: Click on “Tools” in the top menu, and select “Options.” In the window that pops up, choose “Audio Settings.” For both Microphone and Speakers, make sure to select X1-N6 from the drop-down options.
Next, choose “Video Settings.” If you have a webcam connected, you may need to select your IPEVO doc camera by name. Otherwise, Skype often identifies and starts using your doc cam automatically. When correctly selected, you’ll see the real-time video capture from your camera.
Finally, hit Save to save your changes.
That’s it! Connect with teachers and students by placing a call to their Skype username. You’ll transmit high-res video and high-quality audio in real time. Whether it’s delivering a webinar, conducting a cross-cultural exchange between classrooms in different countries, or holding a meeting between colleagues, you have the tools (and may we say, the talent) to host your own online classroom. Class is in session!