Using your iPad as a document camera

I did my second Periscope today about using your iPad as a document camera.  My ELMO (visual presenter) died a few years ago and I wanted to use something to replace it that didn’t have cords attached to it and that was so easy the kiddos could use it too!

I started looking for solutions and found a stand made out of lightweight PVC pipe.  I showed the directions to my husband and by the next afternoon, I (along with 10 other people) had new iPad stands. 🙂  He started taking custom orders for other teachers in my school and in my township.

Here is the link to my Periscope explaining how I use it:

Sorry about the wobbly camera! It was hard to put the iPad in with one hand and without dropping it! 🙂


I will tell you that I had my husband make me a new center pole for the stand this summer because the camera angle wasn’t wide enough to fit an entire 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper under it.  If you decide to build it, I would extend the center pole that gives the iPad height by 4-6 inches.  That has helped a lot already!

Here is the link to the directions we used to build the stand:

Its SUPER EASY to build and cost us under $15 to build. 🙂


About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on July 28, 2015, in Document Camera, iPad, iPad Document Stand and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Do you happen to have video for iPad mini holder?

    Sent from my iPhone



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