Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
The Belkin Stage for the iPad is an iPad accessory that has the convenience of an ergonomic iPad stand. When used in conjunction with the Tablet Stage app, it also offers all the features of a document camera.
The Belkin Stage app can be downloaded free from the App Store and utilizes the iPad's camera to display any object in a video feed. Use the app's tools to sketch, annotate and label directly over the video. Display and annotate books, articles or any other 3D object while you project your iPad's display wired or wirelessly to an entire classroom. You can also record directly within the app and create video tutorials that can be shared with any audience.
The Stage carries an MSRP of $199. While that's not inexpensive, it has features such as a flexible tray that can accommodate different sized devices, a post that allows you to move the tray up and down vertically to change focus and a small lamp that can help illuminate and detail objects. The Belkin Tablet Stage is a flexible accessory that can be shared between classes and serve a multitude of valuable purposes.