Connecting the ipad to the classroom whiteboard

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I’ve attempted too many sessions attempting to run an activity where most of the group members cannot really see the ipad in front of them. Now I have figured out how to connect the ipad to the whiteboard, there is a lot more potential for class activities where pupils can be more engaged with what they are creating.

The programme I’ve used is Airserver, which you can access free for a 7 day trial. You can set up a few free trials using a different email address each time if it takes a while to get the new software approved (though it is relatively cheap).

Once installed, the software can be easily used during a lesson by doing the following (this is for use on PCs);

  • Connecting the iPad to the whiteboardActivate Airserver by clicking on the icon in the start menu
  • Type in the email address which is linked to the software.
  •  If using ios7 on the ipad, swipe up from the bottom of the ipad screen to access the Control Centre tab
  • Tap Airplay and you should see a link to the computer that you want to link it to. For ios6 and older, have a look at airserver.com for further instructions.

So far I’ve been using this software to show the class movies that they have created – more on this in future blogs.

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