Turn your smartphone into a document camera

IPEVO IDocCam is a great tool for repurposing your iphone or an ipad into a document camera. The app costs .99 a month or $9.99 a year. Once you download and install the software the only trick is creating a stand. Of course IPEVO sells a really nifty smartphone stand for $59.00. You can also use a cookie rack and a stack of books and position the camera through wires. A piece of plexiglass is also a good tool.

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IPEVO Annotate

IPEVO AnnotateIPEVO Annotate. This is a free download from IPEVO. It allows you to mark up anything that displays on your computer. I use a Wacom tablet to annotate but this will work with a trackpad or a mouse. You will see I am using a mouse in the demo. This is a great way to screen record and annotate on PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Slides. You can also pop up a whiteboard to solve problems.

Note you cannot annotate in a full-screen presentation. You need to present in the window. This took me a while to figure out. Here are the directions for doing this in Keynote, PowerPoint and Google Slides. 



You can also use IPEVO Annotator in Whiteboard mode. Here is a video to explain this.



For an ipad like experience, you can use a Wacom graphics tablet that comes with a pen. This will allow you to annotate with the pen and is much easier to draw equations with.