Kiap Kiap Guide (Macbook with Zoom)

Kiap Kiap Guide (Macbook with Zoom)
Kiap Kiap Guide (Macbook with Zoom)


Finding it hard to share your physical worksheets online? Having difficulty making your virtual lessons more engaging? You’re not alone.

This article provides you with 8 simple steps on how to set up the Kiap Kiap on Zoom (MacBook) to enhance your virtual class experience!

Let’s get to it.

1. Open Zoom

2. Turn Off Zoom Camera

3. Open Photo Booth

4. Share Screen Of Photo Booth

5. Place And Adjust The Kiap Kiap

6. Conduct Lessons With The Kiap Kiap!

7. Take Out Kiap Kiap For Face-To-Face Interaction

8. Share Your Work Freely!



Step 1. Open Zoom


Open Zoom for Remote Learning
Open Zoom

Open up Zoom, your favourite web conference application on your MacBook, and prepare for an exciting remote sharing experience!

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Step 2. Turn Off Zoom Camera


Turn Off Zoom Camera
Turn off Zoom camera

The method we are going to do today is the share screen method. The gist of it would be to share screen of an in-built camera application in order to use the Kiap Kiap effectively. (which would be further explained in Step 3)


It would be recommended to turn off your zoom camera first before moving on to the next step to prevent any unnecessary interference. (Our computers can only handle one video application at a time)




Step 3. Open In-Built Photo Booth Application


Open Photo Booth for Remote Learning
Open Photo Booth

Open up Photo Booth and get ready for sharing. In this scenario, we would be preparing to share screen of our in-built Photo Booth application to make sure our participants see the correct image while using the Kiap Kiap.




Step 4. Share Screen Of In-Built Photo Booth


Share screen of photo booth to reverse image
Share screen of Photo Booth

Now you must be thinking, why do we need to do this? Can't we just use our camera in Zoom?


Well, yes we could!


However, the image would be inverted for our participants. As the Kiap Kiap is a reflector that directs our camera view down to the table, it would produce an inverted image for our participants.


Similarly, the front selfie view produced by our webcam is designed to be mirrored and inverted for our own personal viewing. Therefore, combined together with the Kiap Kiap, we would be able to see the actual orientation of the image.


Inverted Image (Kiap Kiap) x Inverted Image (Selfie View) = Normal Image

While we may be able to see the correct orientation on our computers, we want our participants to be seeing what we are seeing as well. In order to do so, we would have to do a share screen of the Photo Booth.


By sharing screen, the participants will now be able to see from our point of view.


If the above explanation is too much physics for you (I know right!), just remember the following steps below and you will be good to go!


Turn Off Zoom Camera -> Open Photo Booth -> Share Screen Of Photo Booth



Step 5. Place And Adjust The Kiap Kiap


Don't get too excited yet, just one last thing before you start using your Kiap Kiap is to make sure to adjust them according to your device for the best experience. Below are some tips on how you could do it!


Adjust the width of the Kiap Kiap to fit your laptops
Kiap Kiap's width is adjustable


The Kiap Kiap's clip is designed to be malleable and adjustable to fit different computers and screens. While it may be flexible, make sure to stay within the range of 1.5mm to 7mm to be safe. You may refer to this post on how to adjust the Kiap Kiap to fit your device better!


As our devices are all built-in in different shapes and sizes, besides adjusting the width of the clip, where and how we place the Kiap Kiap over our webcam is also just as important.



Adjusting Vertically

Adjust Kiap Kiap vertically to share your work online
Adjust Kiap Kiap vertically

Different models of the MacBook may have the webcam placed at different heights. Make sure to adjust the height of the Kiap Kiap and centralise it towards the mirror to reflect the image down onto the table.

Adjusting Horizontally

Adjust the Kiap Kiap horizontal to share your desk work
Adjust Kiap Kiap horizontally

Besides the height, make sure to adjust the Kiap Kiap placement horizontally as well to match the camera's view with the mirror.


If you are having trouble, please feel free to contact us at hello@modelupkids.com




Step 6. Conduct your lesson with the Kiap Kiap!



Congratulations! You are now ready to conduct your live lessons with the Kiap Kiap!

Pro tip: use a whiteboard to conduct your presentation to replicate a real-life whiteboard presentation! We made a simple DIY guide here.



Step 7. Take Out Kiap Kiap For Face-To-Face Interactions

Remove Kiap Kiap for face-to-face interaction

Remember to take out the Kiap Kiap throughout the lesson to connect with your participants through face-to-face interactions!



Step 8. Share Your Work Freely With The Kiap Kiap


Share your work online easily with the Kiap Kiap!
Share your work freely with the Kiap Kiap!

Here’s just one of the many ways you can use the Kiap Kiap to enhance your virtual classes and share your work freely.

For more creative ideas, check out our other tutorials on using the Kiap Kiap on other platforms such as MSTeams here!

We hope this enhances the learning experience for you and your students during this pandemic. Stay safe and take care, everyone!



We want to hear from you. How has the Kiap Kiap improved your virtual lessons/presentation experience? What other features would you hope to see? Feel free to tag us on our social media to let us know! 😊



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