One way to hover a smartphone or tablet above a surface is with books and a wire shelf. Positioning the device’s camera between the wires allows it to get a clear view of what’s below. Apps that access the camera can capture whatever is under the shelf, which is great for “scanning” documents and filming explainer videos. If your device is mirrored to a big screen, then students can see whatever the device’s camera sees: You can highlight text in printed books, display illustrations in picture books, show science experiments, demonstrate art techniques, show proper handwriting, celebrate student work, etc.
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  • learninginhandOne way to hover a smartphone or tablet above a surface is with books and a wire shelf. Positioning the device’s camera between the wires allows it to get a clear view of what’s below. Apps that access the camera can capture whatever is under the shelf, which is great for “scanning” documents and filming explainer videos. If your device is mirrored to a big screen, then students can see whatever the device’s camera sees: You can highlight text in printed books, display illustrations in picture books, show science experiments, demonstrate art techniques, show proper handwriting, celebrate student work, etc.

  • learninginhandI saw @BarbinNebraska tweet a photo of her setup last year, which I used for my illustration. She learned about it from Lisa Pack at #NETA16. Barb says, “Attend a tech conference and you could find an idea you can use right away!”
  • learninginhandou might consider positioning a lamp to reduce shadows and make what you’re capturing brighter.
  • learninginhandUse Seesaw? You could set up a scanning station for when students submit photos of things they’ve done on paper. #iteach #teachersofinstagram #edtech #neta17 #ipaded #iteachtoo
  • learninginhandSee my previous post about IPEVO Whiteboard for iPad and Android. It’s a free recordable whiteboard app that can use a live image from your camera as the background (like a telestrator).
  • laurabalzerAww!
  • herc78It's so affordable too
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