In the keynote at The One Conference, Tony Vincent shared with us the concept of resetting the presets to make technology work better for us. In this spirit, I am sharing one way that teachers can re-purpose their iPad to serve as a document camera in any location. Tony mentioned this in his keynote address, so we are building off of that concept here.
For the purpose of this demonstration, I need to say thank you to Jordan Leider at South. She provided me with a wire cooling rack that I used to hack together this VERY temporary (and unstable) document camera stand.
For my stand pictured, two paper box tops and a wire rack was all I needed to create a stand in five minutes or less. Look around your room. What is available to use to build a quick stand to give this quick hacked together tip a shot?
There are certainly professional versions of this tool you can buy to get started. Tony Vincent has an entire blog post on some of the tools that are available for this purpose. Maybe you can encourage the engineering souls in your classroom to build the best doc camera stand they can out of whatever supplies they find. Here are some inspirations in PVC or in wood.
If you get adventurous and try to make an iPad Doc Camera stand in your classroom, share the photos with us. We would love to see your (or your students') creations.