OKIOCAM supercharges the benefits of the 1:1 classroom

1:1 (one computer per student) is becoming mainstream for K-12 schools and classrooms. But despite the proliferation of cloud education platforms like Google Classroom and G Suite, most students still need their “pen and paper” during most activities.

These activities usually involve non-digital contents and objects—such as drawings, crafts, handmade objects, or science materials—or processes that involve a lot of symbol manipulation, such as mathematical calculations.

OKIOCAM helps students bring these objects and processes into the digital realm, better fulfilling the promise of 1:1 education. With its hands-free stand, top down camera, and super high definition resolution, OKIOCAM enables students to shoot photos or make videos of their creative non-digital content and upload it to cloud platforms like Google Classroom or Flipgrid.

With the process of digitization, uploading and sharing, we can boost discussion, communication, and collaboration. And that’s what 1:1 and digital learning is all about!

OKIOCAM completes the 1:1 laptop, making up for the insufficiency of 1:1 laptops like the Chromebook when it comes to so much non-digital classroom content. Once you try it, you’ll agree: perfect companion for the 1:1 laptop is the 1:1 OKIOCAM.

OKIOCAM expands the use of video in education

A new horizon for Flipgrid

Flipgrid has been widely used in K-12 classrooms. However, most videos uploaded to Flipgrid are recorded by webcam and mainly focused on students’ faces. This does empower student voices, but the fixed angle of laptop webcams limits the range and depth of videos.

With OKIOCAM’s top down camera, the scale and quality of videos uploaded to Flipgrid breaks into a whole new world of possibilities. The concept of a student’s voice and individual expression is no longer limited to their actual voice but also includes their thoughts, creativities, and analytical documents or works.

By diversifying and expanding the possibilities of video, OKIOCAM opens a new horizon for Flipgrid.

Time-lapse is more than just a cool effect

Time-lapse video is not a new thing, but it has never been well developed and used in education.

So far time-lapse is used occasionally in education for recording events that span many days, like egg-hatching, plant-growing or time-consuming experiments. But OKIOCAM is the first product to make time-lapse one of the best applications for a 1:1 environment.

With the OKIOCAM Time-Lapse App, students can easily record their working process for assignments or projects. Consider all the meticulous processes that go into “learning by doing:” 3-5 minutes of math calculation, 15 minutes of writing, or 30 minutes of hands-on STEM activities.

Why is time-lapse better for capturing these processes?  For starters, time-lapse helps you dramatically reduce the time and size of your video capture, making the videos easier to upload and share.

Second, sharing creates discussion and interaction among students. Finally, for teachers, the best thing about time-lapse is it helps you maximize the efficiency of your grading process by giving you an easier and faster way to watch student processes. Educators know that the real learning takes place in the process, not the product. Time-lapse recording gives you a unique way to engage with individual student processes in a way that has never before been this easy or scalable.

More engaging Skype/Google Hangouts video calls

The built-in webcam on 1:1 laptop is commonly used by students working on Skype or Google Handouts. Due to the limitation of camera angles, teachers and students can only see each other’s’ faces.

But with OKIOCAM, teachers and students can share their work, documents, or any kind of handmade materials.

This broadens the depth and scale of discussion. Teachers will be able to convey deeper thoughts to their students through video in virtual office hours. And student discussion will be able to reach higher levels of communication, for deeper, more profound, and more efficient learning.