Use Digital Image Processing to Teach

The new HIP Series shows teachers how to employ digital image processing to explore all of the science subjects plus math and technology.

HIP for Educators, a package of its own, actually stands on its own merits as a way for teachers to acquire a unique set of skills.

The CD comprises 12 interactive tutorials on basic image-processing techniques so teachers can try it themselves. There's also a First Time User session plus a video showing real classroom use and interviews with HIP-using teachers and students.

University of Arizona developed HIP with funds from Annenberg/ CPB Math and Science Project; and its available from their non-profit Center for Image Processing in Education.

Key to the package is the National Institutes of Health image processing software (NIH Image) and the use of images taken from real research.

Extensive help is included throughout. Onscreen Image Notes are linked to over 100 images, along with a description of how each was made. A User Notes utility lets teachers keep similar records and notes.

The Hands-on Image Processing student module offers specific lessons in HIP Biology, HIP Earth and Space Science, and HIP Math. Center for Image Processing in Education, Tucson, AZ, (800) 322-9884,

This article originally appeared in the 12/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.