Top 10 ways to use the Hue HD Visualiser in the Science Lab – Product Review

Installing the Hue HD visualiser pro camera ( ) was a simple process…mainly because as a science teacher I had to get the school IT technicians to install software. Since the installation using the Hue HD could not be simpler – just plug in the USB and click the desk top icon and hey presto! It is ready to go.  The package easy to navigate with a simple and friendly interface. The visualiser supports teaching and learning in my science classroom and helps to raise standards. The initial downside to the equipment was that due to the extendable neck (which has many advantages) it can be difficult/fiddly  on occasion to get the shot straight.HueHD1

Showing model answers: Either written or printed that van be projected on the board. I have tried with the answers to the longer QWC 6 mark AQA questions that I have written and also example answers from students. Students can then be given mark schemes to try and ‘grade’ the work. Students enjoy being selected to have their praised as a model answer under the visualiser.

Correcting and modelling graphs: Unlike when I use the HUE to show model answers, I wont use names if I am to use students work as an example of how could this be developed further? This is great way to spot and highlight large scale misconceptions and issues easily without having to look at booksHueHD2. This could also lead into DIRT (Dedicated Improvement & Reflection Time) to make sure students understand and have mastered areas which are not their strengths


Showing mark schemes from test papers: If not available on line a nice way to show students misconceptions and the constraints examiners have marking exams and what mark schemes look like. Other terms such as underlining and owtte can be addressed.

Modelling how to draw convex and concave ray diagrams correctly: A Physics topic that students often find confusing and time consuming at first – but have the camera and video set up so you can record how to this correctly really helps students.

Showing how to work out and rearrange equations: I use this method if I give students a worksheet and I can go through the answers with them.

A ‘live’ walking talking mock: Talk through and write out with students an exam paper in order to model answers and to aid revision.


Record complicated procedures (dissection) and demos so I can playback to the class later in the lesson or a future lesson: One of the major advantages of this is that you are able to zoom in a little bit to show features but also record and play back – useful for students that are absent or need catching for other reasons.

Having a live video on the screen allows are students to see instead of the crowding around a table: My largest class has 33 students in and crowding around a gas tap or small space to watch a demo can at time be cramped. Using the visualiser is handy on these occasions as the demo can be projected and recorded.

Record and play ethical debate: Debating, drama and plays can be recorded and played back – you can pick apart aspects for analysis and for example if students are doing a little skit/performance on the differences and properties of solids, liquids and gases the recording can be played back and misconceptions addressed.

Record stop motion animations Eg Process of Fission and Fusion: along with ipads, the visualiser can be used to take picture which can be collated for a stop motion animation. These can be played back at future date and saved or even uploaded.

In the future I will be recording my demonstrations and many of the above features to upload them to youtube. This will include students AQA GCSE required practical experiments/investigations so students can access them at all time, support revision and maybe even incorporate flipped learning activities.

What other ways do you use your visualiser?

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