Distance Learning for Biology Teachers

The Coronavirus has changed education for the moment. Biology teachers love their traditional microscopes and with good reason. The things that can be viewed are amazing. The challenge we face now…

How do I continue to teach relevant and exciting concepts with the personal touch that has defined my classroom?

What if you could take YOUR view from the microscope and capture it to share with your students? What if you could point out things within that image to challenge students? What if you could annotate, measure, save and share these images without installing software?

The SmartMicroScope Optix allows all of these things. Simply remove the eyepiece from your traditional microscope and replace it with the Optix camera made to fit almost every school microscope. Connect the USB to your computer and open the website. NO NEED TO INSTALL SOFTWARE.

Here’s how it works:

1. Remove the eyepiece from your microscope.

2. Fit the appropriate adapter on the microscope and slide the SmartMicroScope Optix into the adapter.

4. Connect USB to PC, Mac or Chromebook
5. Log in at SmartMicroScopeViewer.com to view the LIVE Image, take pictures and record videos!
6. Circle specific areas within the image to point them out. You can save the image with the circles included.
7. Quickly create an assessment to share. Simply click the “Assessment” tool, click and drag and the software draws the arrow and numbers it for you. Save this image directly to Google Drive and share with your entire classroom.
8. Annotate images and save with the annotations.

The price for the SmartMicroScope Optix has been temporarily reduced by $100 in an effort to help with the challenge of adapting to distance learning. Learn more at
https://www.smartschoolsystems.com/SmartMicroScope-Optix/390 .

David Walling

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