Brother QL-700 Label Printer
iRig Mic HD
The iRig Mic HD is the microphone I use with my iPhone or iPad when I broadcast using the Periscope app. It connects to the Lightning port and does a fantastic job of reducing background noise.
8 Pack of Microphone Foam Covers
I bought these windscreen foam covers for my iRig Mic HD, and they will fit other handheld microphones as well. They are super cheap and it's fun when my audience notices that I've switched colors.
This cube slips onto my handheld microphone. I can affix logos, web addresses, and social media information to the cube, making that information visible to my live audience.
Ampridge MightyMic S
This shotgun mic connect's to my iPhone or iPad's headphone/microphone port. It's very small and does an ok job of reducing background noise. I like to use it when having more than one person on camera.
Mevo Live Event Camera
The Mevo camera is a wide angle 4K camera with iOS software for zooming, panning, and cutting. Mevo works with Facebook Live and is great for live streaming interviews and presentations. When viewers watch, it appears that you have a camera crew working for you, but in reality it's one high-resolution camera image that is being edited live!
Voice Booth Isolation Box
Putting my iPad, tablet, phone, or microphone into a voice isolation booth significantly reduces background noise and echoes. I use an isolation booth when I record voice overs because it gives my productions a crisp clear recording. One of these would make for an excellent classroom recording center! A cheaper option is to buy acoustic foam and make your own isolation boxes.
Grifiti Nootle Adjustable iPad and Tablet Tripod Mount
I use the Nootle to mount my iPad on a tripod for recording videos or for using my iPad as a teleprompter. The Nootle is adjustable and fits small Android tablets, iPads minis, and other tablets. It does not expand large enough to hold an iPad Pro.
Universal Smartphone Hold Mount
I use this to mount my iPhone on a tripod for recording videos. It's is adjustable and fits large smartphones.
Ricoh Theta S 360° Camera
The Theta S has dual 180° cameras that take seamless spherical photos and videos. You can view the photos and videos in the Theta iOS or Android app or upload to the Ricoh website. You can also upload (after your Mac or Windows computer processes the video) to YouTube for 360° viewing in a Google Cardboard viewer.
If you don't already have a tripod, this one is sturdy and can be adjusted to be very tall or very short. Its three-way pan head allows it to work perfectly with the Grifiti Nootle to mount an iPad.
Square Jellyfish Metal Spring Tripod Mount
I used the Square Jellyfish mount back when I recorded my Periscope broadcasts in portrait. Now that Periscope allows for horizontal videos, I don't use this mount. But if you prefer to broadcast vertically, this is the mount for you.
Quick Compact Tripod Connex
The Quick Connect is the tripod I travel with. It's very compact and takes seconds to set up because it instantly springs open. At 44 inches, this tripod isn't as tall or as adjustable as a full sized tripod, but I love that it fits in my backpack.
YOPO Universal Clip Camera Lens Kit
While this lens kit comes with 3 lens, the only one I really use is the super wide angle lens. It clips onto my iPhone, iPad, Surface, or Android tablet to cover the front or rear facing camera. The lens allows the camera to show a wider angle, which is great for Periscope broadcasts because I can fit multiple people in the shot.
Lanparte HHG-01 3-Axis Hand Held Gimbal
I use the Lanparte HHG-01 to stabilize my videos. I've got some amazing shots with my and this gimbal. It uses motors to stabilize my phone. My videos look so smooth—they look like they were filmed using a camera crane. Unfortunately, I cannot use a microphone with this gimbal because plugging in a mic will cause imbalance.
Logitech Cube Wireless Clicker + Mouse
While I could use my smartwatch or phone to advance my presentation slides, I prefer a clicker. I use a Logitech Cube, which is actually a rectangular prism. It's small and connects through a tiny transmitter I attach to my computer's USB port. There's only one button, so to go back in a slideshow, I click while the Cube is flipped upside down.
I carry a lot of little gadgets and cables with me, and Grid-It helps keep them organized. It's a board with lots of elastic straps. I use the largest Grid-It they make, and it can fit my USB cables, power adapter, hard drive, power bank, presenter remote, adapters, and portable speaker. When traveling, I just pull out my Grid-It for easy access to my stuff.
Impact Super Collapsible Background
This is my green screen. At 8 feet tall, it's very large and needs to lean against a wall. I love that it's collapsible, so I can easily store it when not in use. Unlike my old green screen that I had to iron to get our wrinkles, the tension in this green screen stretches the fabric so it's smooth. FYI: The secret to a really great green screen effect is good lighting.
Impact Collapsible Black/White Background
I use the this background for some of my videos, photos, and webinars. The white side looks like a sheet draped behind me, but the black looks pretty classy. When opened, the tension stretches the fabric to make for a pretty smooth surface. I use this clip and stand kit to hold up my background.
StudioPRO S-600D Ultra High Power Dimmable 600 LED Light Panels
Proper lighting helps my Periscope and green screen videos look more professional. My pair of StudioPRO lights are extremely bright, so it's a good thing they are dimmable. Having two light panels positioned correctly reduces shadows. The lights come with diffuser covers, which I help me control the lighting, and the stands are completely adjustable.
LimoStudio 2 Piece Photographic Lighting Kit
These lights are powered by AA batteries and I use them to light myself when I record webinars. I also use them for when I film in front of a green screen. These lights come with a variety of diffuser covers, which I use to control the lighting. The included tripods are very short, so you may need to place them on tablets, chairs, or taller tripods.
Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone
I've been using a Yeti microphone with my computers for years. It's great for recording podcasts and voice overs. I've seen it used in lots of classrooms because several students can huddle around the mic to say their parts. Yeti requires too much power to work with an iPad or iPhone using Apple's USB Camera Adapter–unless you use plug it into a powered USB hub.
AmazonBasics Portable Power Bank
I like to carry extra power for my devices that charge through USB. The higher the capacity, the larger physical size and weight of the battery. I keep the largest (16,100 mAh) power bank in my backpack. It has enough capacity to give an iPhone 8 full charges, or an iPad two full charges.
Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter
Apple's adapter allows me to attach both my iRig Mic HD (using its USB cable) and an external power bank (using a Lightning cable) to my iPhone at the same time. This is particularly useful for live broadcasting—I can continue to broadcast with my microphone while also charging my iPhone. Furthermore, I can use this iPhone/iPad adapter with other USB microphones like a Logitech USB headset microphone or a Blue Yeti.
Sugru Air-Curing Rubber
I've used Sugru to fixed my frayed cables. It's great for repairing and reinforcing MacBook power supplies and USB cables, Each 5 gram package can fix 2 or 3 cables.
ASUS Chromebook Flip 10.1-Inch Convertible 2 in 1 Touchscreen
This is my favorite Chromebook! It's a notebook and a tablet computer in one affordable device. It features a touchscreen that flips around to become a tablet. Disclosure: ASUS sent me this Chromebook to review.
Osmo Gaming System for iPad
Osmo expands interaction to the area in front of an iPad. It does this by providing apps, a white stand, and a red mirror that works with iPads. The reflector lets the front-facing camera recognize what is placed in front of iPad. Something to know is that iPad must be removed from any case in order to fit into the stand.
Apple Lightning to VGA Adapter
I use this adapter to mirror my iPad's display to a projector by connecting to its VGA cable. Yes, there are wireless ways to mirror an iPad, but using an adapter is the most reliable method for getting my screen projected in front of a class or audience. There are actually 4 different kinds of iPad adapters, so use this chart to figure out which one you need.
I take my BatteryBox on every trip I take. It's a big battery that can charge my MacBook Pro, giving me about 3 extra hours of use. BatteryBox is one of only a couple battery packs I know of that can charge a MacBook Pro. BatteryBox has come in handy in airports, on airplanes, and at conferences.
Justand v2 Document Camera Stand
I use this stand to hold my iPad above a surface so I can use it as a visualizer. Justand's height and angle are fully adjustable, so it can be used to hold large and small tablets in a variety of positions. Read more about using iPad (and other tablets) as a document camera.