CONTROL YOUR COMPUTER AND SMARTBOARD WITH YOUR IPAD!!!!!
Splashtop is an application that you download on your ipad and computer.
Teacher computer mirrored onto Student Device!
GO AND CHECK IT OUT!!!
Additionally, students can use the Splashtop Classroom feature so that they can see what the teacher is writing on their ipads. I personally have not tried this feature because it is currently $29.99. I anticipate purchasing this component to Splashtop and using it more in the future.
Darby and Abby
Darby and Abby can see what is on the Smartboard in their ipads.
Isaiah and Samantha
Isaiah and Samantha can use mirror their problems to the Smartboard as they work them out.
Savanna and Alex
Savanna and Alex are also able to see what the teacher puts on the lecture notes as they are written. This really helps when they sit in the very back of a crowded classroom.
Isaiah and Samantha
Here's what I think about Splashtop:
I love the FREEDOM that Splashtop gives me in the classroom. I am glad that I can use the ipad to control my computer so that I can use all of my EXISTING Smartboard tools and lessons. The only problem that I found with controlling my Smart Notebook technologies through the ipad is that there is quite a delay in the writing process from the ipad to the Smartboard. Therefore, my handwriting ends up looking like a child's handwriting in my Smart Notebook Lessons.
I also can not wait to use the Splashtop Classroom component. This will allow all students to interact with the teacher during the lecture with their ipads.
BUT WAIT! IT GETS BETTER!
MIRRORING 360 LETS YOU MIRROR YOUR IPAD ONTO THE SMARTBOARD!!!
Furthermore, you can give your students a code that will allow you to mirror your ipad ONTO THE STUDENTS' TABLET DEVICES!!!!!!
Here's what I think about Mirroring360:
THE BEST PART of the mirroring360 application is that the ipad airplay is essentially a new window on my computer. This means that I can minimize that window, have it open at the same time as another program (such as my TI-84 SmartView emulator), and ACTUALLY TOUCH the Smartboard to control the computer applications.
I cannot control the ipad with the Smartboard, but I can simultaneously use features that I control with my Smartboard as well as use features that only my tablet can provide!
MAJOR DRAWBACK (right now) is that this Mirroring360 application is VERY NEW!!!! That means that there are "bugs" in the system. I currently have a problem where my ipad keeps getting "disconnected" from the computer. (The Splashtop program is MUCH further along in its engineering; therefore, it does NOT have the problems that the new Mirroring360 program has.
Aledo High School
1000 Bailey Ranch Road
Aledo, Texas 76008
AP Statistics teacher and Math Department Chair at Aledo High School