Mirroring your iPad

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I use my Apple TV in my classroom on a daily basis. I demonstrate on the iPad and my students share their creative work on the iPad to the whole class via Apple TV and our Promethean Board. I do know that some teachers can’t afford to spend the $99 on an Apple TV. Enter a very nice and inexpensive solution: Reflector.  Reflector is an AirPlay receiver that allows you to wirelessly display your iPad or iPhone on your computer. Mirror your device on a big screen without wires or complicated setups. Play games, watch movies, demo apps or present on the big screen from your iPhone or iPad. With Reflector, everything you do on your iPad is wirelessly streamed to your computer, which is connected to your board, in real time! The best part is that it is only $12.99! You can’t beat that and it is a great solution for the teacher who is having a hard time coming up with the $99 for Apple TV. Additionally, all of my screen recordings that I create on the iPad are recorded using Reflector. Students can use Reflector to do their own screen recordings and app tutorials. You can record your screen but also need to use QuickTime to record your audio and can export your movie and edit it in iMovie. So many great possibilities for teaching and learning…time to start exploring!

 

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