Ken-A-Vision has re-imagined classroom integration and collaboration. Software is today’s sharing medium. Ken-A-Vision delivers on this need with EduCam®. EduCam is the first fully functional collaboration, assessment software for visual feedback and sharing.
Create a flipped learning classroom, enable a true BYOD environment or maximize the core curriculum’s inquiry-based concepts and STEM initiatives. Ken-A-Vision’s EduCam software is the key when loaded onto any PC, MAC, Smartphone, or Tablet. Ken-A-Vision wants you to imagine, embrace and see the easy integration and seamless parallel EduCam offers… and then we find the product right for the classroom.
But it all starts with the Software…
1. Begin by downloading our EduCam Software on your computer
2. EduCam Plus or EduCam Classroom Viewer on your device to see what the possibilities are
3. Choose the digital microscope for your class – teach, learn, and explore.
Digital Microscope Comparison Chart
Visit our EduCam information page or watch the demo video to learn more.
EduCam Plus for MAC, PC and Tablets
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We live in an exciting and fascinating world. Our earth is filled with nature which can entertain us and peak our curiosity. Now think of the world we see with our naked eye. It can be so exhilarating to experience the things we see with our eyes. Now take that same thought to a much deeper level. Just imagine the things we can not see. The world that surrounds us which we are totally unaware of can be even more breath taking than the beauty we experience daily. Science is constantly on a quest to unearth more so we may further understand our surroundings and even our own bodies. This quest for knowledge is being sought in schools and labs all around the world. The tools these inquisitive students and scientists use are vital in their discoveries. Many scientific discoveries are being made in laboratories but many are also discovered in our classrooms as well. The methods of learning and discovering used for the most effectiveness would depend greatly on the tools used within the classrooms and laboratories. One of the more vital tools would be the microscope. Although there are many styles of microscopes the digital microscope has come to the forefront for the technology it offers. With Ken-A-Vision’s free EduCam software which works with digital microscopes students can actually send live stream to their personal devices. This collaboration between microscope and software opens the classroom to another level of learning.
The world of science has become so much more exciting with the knowledge that can be gained through a digital microscope. Classrooms today are offering a fulfilling education to students through the collaboration of the digital microscope and the software that can bring the images to their computers. The live images from the digital microscope are sent right into a mobile app which can stream live all information and images to students tablets and smartphones as well as their PCs when working with the EduCam software.This tool allows a much more efficient way for students to discover. Students and scientists are no longer limited by the image they experience through their microscope lenses. The benefits of having live stream is immense. Students can better study in large groups as images can stream live to a whiteboard. It is easy to see why this new learning tool has become an instant hit in today’s classrooms. Students of all ages can benefit from the advantages the digital microscope offers. When it comes to digital microscopes there are different models that come in different price points. The Kena 3-in-1 digital microscope has a unique design as it is bringing many learning tools into one. Students and teachers alike can enjoy the abilities of a stereoscope and a compound microscope all in a single handheld tool. This more mobile design allows students to maneuver the system to its fullest potential. This much more flexible design has become a very popular choice for the busy classrooms of today. Being able to see the images on the computer screen and downloading them onto your hard drive is not only more convenient for students but it gives a more viable way for students to study the images they have witnessed on their microscope. They will have the images right in the palm of their hands thanks to the ability to live stream. To take the digital images from a small microscope to a larger computer screen for a closer look gives students a more enticing image to learn from. You might say this digital microscope with the abilities it provides its users brings the student to the 21st century of learning.
One of the main concerns for classrooms today is how to afford the tools it takes to give the students the education they need while staying within the confines of a tight budget. Budget restrictions are a real concern for all levels of learning. The answer to that concern could be the choice of many classrooms which is the affordable Corescope 2 series monocular digital microscope. With its built in digital USB camera students are able to enjoy the images captured while using their microscope on their computer screens or even their whiteboards for a classroom setting that evokes conversation and learning. Users can record videos as well giving yet another option for students to enjoy the learning experience. When students enjoy what they are learning they always want to learn more.
There is also a monocular digital microscope which combines two styles of microscopes. Users can enjoy the proven and the more advanced model advantages in one version. Certainly an appealing concept for anyone wanting to purchase a digital microscope that has proven itself in many classrooms. The Comprehension Scope 2 series has been a very popular microscope for many schools as has the more advanced FlexCam 2. The imaging technology on these digital microscopes make them stand out on a short list of top digital designs. This winning combination has its advantages for its users. One of the first things users notice about each of these digital microscopes is the simplicity of its use. Users can still enjoy the digital pictures which offer a clear image to their computer screens. They can also enjoy that same clarity when accessing the video ability and projection abilities as well as annotate images. All of this convenience for the user and still it is affordable for most classrooms.One more benefit users have with this digital microscope is the ability to charge the microscope by using a USB port or it can be charged by using a traditional electrical outlet. This ability for multiple charging sources is one more reason this digital microscope is a very viable option for schools.
Although we have been discussing the monocular digital microscopes there are also the binocular digital microscopes which are very popular in today’s classrooms. These advanced microscopes offer a digital camera that features a 5 megapixel design. This high resolution digital camera allows the students to get a clear view of what they are seeing in the microscope on their computer screens. Just imagine the clarity this camera could bring for even more imagery. Still easy to use and still cost effective this is yet another design of digital microscope which is helping students of today advance through science. This digital microscope also offers the easy charge by using either the USB port or standard plug ins.
Classrooms on every level are realizing the importance of having the right tools for the job. Let’s face it, classrooms are under more pressure than ever to raise the bar for teaching their students. The world has become more competitive than ever before. This puts a tremendous pressure for schools. They are under budget restraints and yet having to create the most beneficial techniques in learning. This means the classrooms have to have the best tools to draw in young minds and make them curious. The best schools know this is done through stimulation. There is no better way to stimulate any mind than to show them. Allow them to see and experience things while learning. Having the right tools that are fun and easy to operate means students will learn and enjoy the process at the same time. It has been proven we better remember the things we enjoy learning. When we think of how far classrooms have come from simple images drawn for imagery effect to the advanced technology today of digital microscopes it is easy to see how far our students of today could go through science. How much better we will be able to understand our world and ourselves through discovery. The cures that can be found all while viewing images within our digital microscopes which can be sent to our computer screens. The future is ours to discover and the past is there for the understanding and all can be intertwined by studying what it has to offer through the lens of a microscope.
A Fun Bit Of Microscope History
Have you ever heard of a “flea glass”? That was the name given to the first microscopes. This name was given as the microscopes were used mostly to study small insects. Then in the 1590s the first compound microscopes were created by a father and son team. Zacharias and Han Jenson basically used two lenses in a tube to create the compound microscope of their time. Can you image the excitement when the image was first revealed in the first microscope? Could they have possibly realized just how vital this tool would be for the future of medicine and science? This crude method of microscope began the excitement to what could be for not only use at that time but the many possibilities yet to be discovered. We could go back much farther in history and consider the fact Romans were already observing the visual abilities of glass and magnification long before there was a microscope invented. They had realized there was magnification through glass combinations. Now we spring forward to the 12th century Italian visionary Salvino D’Armate who is responsible for the first eye glass. This eye glass magnified images to a single eye. As impressive as this invention was it was the beginning to something far more impressive. Of course, everyone knows the famous Galileo Galilei created the first compound microscope using concave and convex lenses. As basic as the microscope designs were in the beginning stages they were the stepping stones to the advanced digital microscopes we enjoy today. The world of science needed each of these vital tools for the many discoveries these tools have supplied for the betterment of human kind. Classrooms all over the world are filled with students anxiously waiting to learn more about the world around them. They are no longer limited to the small images deep within the microscope lenses. They now have the ability to bring those digital images to their PCs and personal devices thanks to the digital microscopes and the EduCam software who collaborates along with them. This collaboration creates a different style of learning that is certain to entice all scientists and students to want more from their experiences. If a student wants more than a still image they now have the ability to use digital videos. The video can be live streamed to their computers or perhaps a large whiteboard to share instantly. There is no guessing where microscopes will take us in the future.