In this digital age in the classroom, one of the most talked about technologies that is entering the classroom is the iPad. Teachers that I know that have one, want four; if they have four, they want ten; if they have ten, they want a class set. And why not? The app store is filled with a gazillion apps geared for all ages, levels, subject areas and learning styles.
In the interest of saving money (cuz really, how many classrooms have a full class set at their disposal for the entire day?), one of the questions that I get most often from teachers is "Can I project what's on my iPad/iPhone?" Until recently, I had to shake my head yes while telling them that legally there was no way to do so.
Well, no more mixed message sending. With the dawn of the iPad2 and the iPhone 4S came a new era -- the era of mirroring. With a little device sold in the Apple Store Canada for $45.00, you can easily mirror your iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad or iPad2 on a TV.
So easy. So many possibilities:
Demonstrate an app, have a group of students collaborate on an app with a larger viewing surface, surf the web, rent a movie on iTunes -- the list is as limitless as your imagination.
Wanna have some fun on your down time? I hear Angry Birds is super fun played on a big screen ;)