He asked for it. Here it is. 🙂
I’ve been fairly obsessed with “tablet teaching” as of late. Initially I was more than happy to plug my iPad into the projector (or podium) and use it like a laptop. Then I found out about Airplay, which allows you to stream content from any iOS device to a TV–or projector with an HDMI port.
The secret is AppleTV: arguably a tool to sell/rent rich content. And yes, I’ve done that a couple of times. But it’s the wireless sharing of content via a common wifi network that makes it all come together. Sadly, AppleTV’s wifi connectivity isn’t compatible with UBC Secure’s security requirements. D’oh!
I am not that easily defeated. So here’s my work-around: tethering. I activate personal hotspot on my smart phone (iOS, Android, I think even Blackberries can sort of do this), and connect both my iPad and AppleTV to my personal wifi router.
What does that allow me to do wirelessly? How about:
- Using 2Screens to deliver rich PowerPoint and web content with live annotation?
- Streaming content from any of the media apps?
- Collaborative writing with any of the writing productivity apps?
All while not being tethered to a cable. So long as I remember to recharge my phone and iPad…