Displaying iPads in the Classroom

Reflector_iPadInsightI have found a great software package  called Reflector which you can download onto your computer to allow students to mirror their iPad’s onto your screen.

The free trial allows you to use it for 10 minutes  and the full version costs  $12.99.

Your computer will need to have a wifi connection.

For me this is fantastic because I do not have Apple TV in my classroom but I do have my laptop, Data Projector and wifi.

I love using this because it not only allows me to display my students work for the whole class to see, it also allows me to take screen shots of their work and save to my computer straight away instead of trying to get my students to email it to me.

I have created an instruction pdf for you to download. Download here Reflector display Instructions.pdf

I would love to hear your thoughts on how you have used this or similar software in your classroom.

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Teach to transform!

Cheryl

But I don’t have an Interactive Whiteboard!

have no fear… there are other ways around it!

In the current school I work at I do not have an interactive whiteboard in my room.

Having just invested in an iPod I came across an app called Air Display which allows you to control your computer remotely from your mobile device, trialling this by using one of the school’s iPads I then invested in an iPad myself.

I now successfully run my lessons with my laptop attached to a data projector and pass my iPad around the class for the students to interact with the screen.  The students love this and I feel it is just as interactive as if I had an IWB. In fact I like it better as my students remain seated and I take the iPad to them.

computer attached to data projector, iPad mirroring the computer through 'Air display'.
computer attached to data projector, iPad mirroring the computer through ‘Air display’.
student manipulating the computer screen via the iPad
student manipulating the computer screen via the iPad

below is a handout I wrote for my Interactive Music Room presentation at MTEC in Melbourne in April.

air display handout

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Teach to transform!

Cheryl