Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Untether Yourself

“We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
-    Dr. Carl Sagan
I don't know if you're going to call this profound, but it is very cool.   Here is a tech tip someone shared with us at the eLearning DevCon last week.  You can use your iPad to wirelessly project your content to your projector.

You will need an Apple TV and use its AirPlay function ( ).  Simply connect the Apple TV to the projector, and using the AirPlay menu connect them.  Now your Apple TV is streaming your iPad to the projector.  You can move anywhere in the room and use anything on your iPad - SlideShark, video, or anything really.

One note of caution, unless your projector has an HDMI input (many do today) you will need to get a HDMI to VGA convertor.  Keep in mind that you are going from digital to analog so a cable only won't cut it.  You will need a convertor box.  You can shop online for the best deals.  This is a good reference:

There are a ton of blogs, suggestions, and apps designed for using this technology in the classroom.  Explore away.

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