The school has a learning achievements fair, during which the students put on plays, sing songs and play musical instruments. The DL30 camera was first put into use to record a play by the sixth graders.
“Just before the fair, I put out the news on the Internet while I was rehearsing with the kids. Usually, all the grades would gather together in the stadium and take turns to rehearse. But after the Covid-19 outbreak, we started using Google Classroom to share the videos so that both the students in the stadium and the classrooms can see what’s going on.”
The DL30 is placed at the center of the stadium. In one class, the teacher needed to switch from AI auto tracking to manual operation.
The easy mode switch is one of the many advantages offered by the camera. With remote control functionality, the teacher can enjoy the zooming effects while looking at the computer screen.
“I myself also use the DL30 camera in class. Like the online biology class that’s in cooperation with the community, you can talk online with the staff at the salmon center via Zoom and hear what they’ve got to say.”
“The good thing about this camera is that it records all the captured footages no matter where it is placed – in front of the classroom or on the side at an angle. But when the kids are talking, they talk to the big screen. Hence, we eventually placed the camera at the side of the screen, near where the kids will look at. This way, the teacher on the screen can make eye contact with the kids, making the class more interactive. So I think it’s better to place it in front of the kids.”
“The AI tracking feature is easy to use and maintains a smooth operation when changing the presenter. Even if you are away from the camera, you can still see the video on the computer.”
Mr. Kondo is constantly optimizing the method of recording, such as the position of the camera and the mode to use. He is studying how to use the DL30 camera more efficiently.