This is my new favourite thing - my document stand for the iPad. I have wanted a document camera ever since I saw one at a conference several years ago. The price tag was prohibitive though, and I learned to make do without one. This fall however, I purchased a Justand iPad Stand for less than $100. By fitting my iPad into the stand and setting it at a right angle (see picture left) my iPad becomes a document camera. I just have to turn the camera function on and connect my iPad to my LCD projector with a 30-pin to VGA adapter (sells for about $35). Now, whatever I have going on under the iPad is projected onto the screen for my students to see. This is a super option for demonstrations and shared reading.
The Justand can also be lowered so that it is just an iPad stand, making watching videos nice for small groups of students. It is also excellent for students to record video or stop motion animation. See why it's my new favourite thing? :)
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