iPad Document Camera

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So many teachers in one iPad classrooms love using Educreations as a SMARTBoard simulator. Another fantastic presentation tool is Stage: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera.

This app works as a document camera and allows you to switch from a whiteboard, picture background, and camera while leaving text on the screen. It also has a laser pointer feature that allows the user to point out details on the screen without leaving a mark on the image.

20130111-082401.jpgI’ve heard of teachers creating a document camera using an iPad in place of an ELMO projector, and there are products that do just this for you. I’ve used Stage Interactive in whole class instruction and small groups but I can definitely see the benefits of having an iPad on a stand when using this app.

Check out one of my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching with iPads!

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  1. I’m not sure if you can snap a picture while using the app (the photograph in this post is a screen shot). You can definitely insert pictures from your camera roll and write all over those.

    1. (Update from Jon Roepke, Senior PM at Belkin Education):
      We recently launched v1.1 of the Stage App, including one-click snapshot, improved usability, and a recording feature (available as an in-app purchase) Now you can record lessons (audio + video) and share via classroom collaborative sites or YouTube. Hope you enjoy these improvements.

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