iPad Camera Table-Ryan Wiggins, Juniper Elementary

Ryan Wiggins, a first grade teacher at Juniper, is an excellent example of many creative uses of technology in class.  As a first grade teacher, Ryan does NOT have iPads for every student in his class.  Instead, he makes the most of the shared iPads and equipment available to all teachers at Juniper.  On this particular visit, Ryan showed me a table that he built with the help of the local Maker Space workshop near the school.  The “iPad Camera Table” is a workspace, tripod, stopmotion studio, and light system all in one.  The table itself has 4 plexiglass windows cut into the table surface.   The legs are cut off so that the iPad camera gets the optimal size, lighting, and detail.   For the students in Ryan’s class, it is a center for kids to quickly set up and share their work with their teacher and family using the app SeeSaw.

This video is from Ryan’s twitter feed and shows how students made a stop motion Haiku Poem using the iPad Camera table.

There is just so much that can be done when students have access to a camera in the classroom. Reach out to Ryan if you have any questions about this project, the table, or his classroom.  You can also follow Ryan on Twitter @1stgradetech

About Scott McDonald

Instructional Technology Coach for the Bend-La Pine School District.