A quick review on using Apple TV with an iPad in the classroom

A quick review on using Apple TV with an iPad in the classroom


Hey everybody, Dominic here. And in this video I want to do just a quick recap of what I talked about with regards to using Apple TV up in the LINC classrooms. So right now I am in a room 220. This is a room that has the collaborative pods in it. OK. And right now I’m in front of the teacher station. I got the computer right here. I got my iPad right here. Here’s the Crestron to control the room. Now the first step to using Apple TV is to make sure that we choose Apple TV on the Crestron. Now in the case of this room, we’ve got just a single Apple TV. There are rooms that have Apple TV’s for each individual pod as well. So the thing to bear in mind is if I want to have just the teacher Apple TV display on all the computers, I would hit it right here. So hit that right now and then I’ll turn on the TV as well. Ok, so the TVs are coming on and they’re going to switch to the teacher’s Apple TV. For rooms that have Apple TVs for each pod you would see the Apple TV option for each individual pod. So there are some options that you have there. But in this case, I want to have just the teachers Apple TV displayed. OK so once you have Apple TV up on the screen, they’ll have a little screen saver like that. And you can see the room number is mentioned right there. That’s gonna be important. We need to make sure we know which room we’re gonna be using. So now on my iPad what I can do is I can swipe from the corner. OK. And in here I have a number of different controls. And I’m going to choose the screen mirroring option. When I choose that you can see all the different room numbers start to pop up. And again, the one that I want is 220. So I’m going to swipe through here to find 220. OK. There it is. Click on that. And now it’s going to put a code up on the screen. So that code. I’m going to enter in on my iPad. OK. OK. And now my iPad is being mirrored onto the screens in the room. OK so I can get out of here by clicking on the background and now my iPad is up on the screens. So now from here I can take my iPad and walk around the room, and I can manipulate whatever is being displayed up on the screens. And just to kind of demonstrate this a bit… So let’s say that I’m doing a slide deck. If I launch Google slides right here, I’ll click on the slide deck I want display. I’ll click on play. I’ll click on present to external display. And now you can see my slide deck is on the TV screen. And here on my iPad I’ve got the speaker’s notes on the right. In the top left I have the current slide. Down below I have the upcoming slide. And if I want to progress the slide deck, I could just click on that upcoming slide and it progresses it. I also showed you the apple pencil that you can use with the iPad. Depending on the model of iPad that you have there might be different ways to pair it with the iPad. For this model, I actually undo the back of the pencil… I just pop it off and there’s this little port right here. I plug that into the back of my iPad… or the bottom rather. That does two things. That’ll charge the pencil and it’ll also pair it with the iPad. I believe with the newer iPads the pencil will actually charge just by sitting on top of it, but that would be something to check with IT about is how you charge the apple pencil and how you pair it with the iPad. But now I can write on my slide. So if I go up here and click on a little pencil. And now I can start writing. OK. So that’s a pretty cool feature. The ability to annotate over top of your presentation like that. Other things that I had shown were how to do the same thing with PowerPoint. So I can open PowerPoint. OK so here’s a PowerPoint presentation. I’ll click in the upper right to present it. OK. And now just like with the Google slide deck, you can see it up on the screen there. And then just like with the Google slide deck, I can click the pencil tool and I could start annotating as well. OK. So those features are all available there. You can play YouTubes through your iPad and the sound will come out in the classroom. So that’s an option as well. Jamboard. I did feature that in my presentation, where you can pull in documents from your Google Drive. You can do drawings, annotations, and do shareable links. I have another video all about Jamboard. So make sure to check out the video if you want learn more about how to use Jamboard. And then lastly Padlet also works very nicely. I can bring Padlet up on the big screens, and I can do stuff with it here on my tablet. So that is really the main things to be aware of with the Apple TV. And so you want to think about the benefits of being able to do this. I mean the the biggest benefit I suppose is just getting you away from the teacher station, getting you moving around with your students. That’s kind of nice. But beyond that, just being able to be more collaborative. You could, if you’re students have iPads while using an application like Jamboard or Padlet, you can do collaborative activities in which students or student groups are all contributing to the same space. And you can have that displayed up on the TV screens. So a lot of really interesting and cool potential with doing that. So the Apple TVs are available in every second floor room that received a renovation. So it should be available in a lot of them. If you are in a room that does not have it available, couple of things that you could do… You could talk with your dean to say, “Hey I’m very interested in utilizing that technology. Could you perhaps schedule me in one of those rooms?” Or see if there’s a possibility for I.T. to add an Apple TV to other classrooms. That’s a conversation that could be had. And if you need an iPad, first of all remember that we do have checkout iPads available in the LINC. But as Lynnette mentioned there is the possibility of some iPads for faculty who want to use this technology. So I would highly encourage talking with your dean and seeing what what could be done to get you that technology. And if you want to brainstorm ideas on how to use this stuff please reach out to me. I’d be more than happy to talk it over with you. So thank you very much for watching.

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