Chick Cam 2016

We were so lucky to be able to hatch chicken eggs again this year!  In all, we hatched 8 eggs out of 17, so not a bad hatch rate. 🙂

Each year, its so hard for each of my students to watch a chick hatch in real time, so for the past two years, I’ve put my iPad stand on top of the incubator and prayed that the wifi signal held and that the iPad didn’t fall off, but not this year!

This year, we had the new and improved Chick Cam 2016!! My HUE Document camera!!

It saved the day and made it SUPER easy for ALL of us to be able to see our chicks hatching on the BIG screen, in REAL time, no wifi connection needed and no iPad perched perilously on my incubator!

This set up was SO much better!! Did you enjoy the serenade of “Call Me Maybe” in the background by my sweet kiddos? 🙂

I just put my HUE Document Camera on top of the incubator, plugged it into my laptop, fired up the HUE Intuition Software (that comes with the Document Camera) and we were in business!

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I loved that each time a chick hatched, I could reposition the HUE Document Camera right over the hatching egg, so we could see everything that was happening in real time!

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Once everyone had hatched, we moved Chick Cam over to the warming box where we watched them be cute and run around! Each one of my kiddos wanted to see what the chicks were doing, every minute of the day, so having the HUE Document Camera set up helped us ALL see what they were doing.  We quickly noticed that the quieter we were, the quieter they were, so it helped us regulate our voices as well!

Did you check out my guest appearance on the HUE blog?  Click here to check it out and get some great ideas from other teachers how to use the HUE Document Camera in your classroom!

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About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on June 8, 2016, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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