The iPad becomes a great whole-class teaching tool when it is connected to a projector. However, that hasn’t always been easy to do...
For a couple of years now (since the introduction of the iPad 2), teachers have been able to display their iPad on a projector using a $29 VGA adaptor. It was great for sharing, but the teacher was tethered to a specific location - and the adaptor didn’t stay attached to the iPad very well.
Shortly after, it was discovered that you could do a wireless display with the help of an Apple TV ($99) and an HDMI to VGA converter ($30). A nice option, but rather expensive.
Now there are two great and inexpensive (less than $15) options for doing a wireless display from the iPad (or an iPhone 4S or 5) to a projector. Actually, you will need to display to a computer that is connected to a projector, but you probably already have that setup.
The two apps that are available are:
1) Reflection - http://reflectionapp.com/
2) AirServer - http://www.airserverapp.com/
Here are the general directions. (You’ll find more specific instructions at the website for each tool.)
a. Double-tap the home button.
b. Swipe your finger across the bottom of the screen from left to right.
c. Tap the AirPlay icon.
d. Select your computer.
e. Turn on Mirroring.
- computer. You do not need to install anything on the iPad.You need to install the software on your
- not show up on the iPad unless it detects an airplay device on the same wireless network.The AirPlay icon will
- original iPad does not do video mirroring. This only works with the iPad 2, the new iPad, the iPhone 4S, and the iPhone 5.The