By Emily Money
The Design Tech students at Walnut Creek Middle School have manufactured iPad
stands for sale throughout the district. For a mere ten dollars, an iPad can be transformed into a
document camera. This is especially useful for teachers, many of whom have already purchased
“I thought it was an innovative idea, and for ten dollars, it provides me with a document
camera, which will revolutionize my teaching,” stated Melissa Borgquist, AP Lit teacher who
bought one of these stands.
This innovation was originally just a way to make the most of a grant for one document
camera. The students at Creek managed to turn this into a big operation. “Trust me when I say
students are gaining some REAL world experience in manufacturing processes and business
operations,” said Gina Sartor, the Design Tech instructor at Creek, in a mass email to district
Teachers across the district have jumped at this opportunity. They can even request an
unfinished stand if they would like to paint it a color of their choice.
Delivery of these stands has already begun. This is a great opportunity and a wonderful
experience for the Walnut Creek students.