Thursday, January 15, 2015

Using Air Server in an Interactive Classroom

Mrs. Burke's students had a fun, new experience.  They were all the teacher!

The iPad cart came to math class.  Using the app educreations, students solved their math problems in their Math in Focus lesson. 

Educreations acts similar to a white board allowing the user to draw, write, erase, and create.  As the problem was given, students were busy solving their problem in multiple ways.  Students illustrated the equation and then they were ready to share the solution with the class.

Air server is an app downloaded to the teacher's laptop which then wirelessly mirrors the iPad through the laptop on to the smartboard.   This allows the teacher to monitor what is happening in the classroom as she walks around the room.  This is the point where students become teachers.  As students mirror their screen on to the smartboard, they can explain their work.  Students eagerly taught their peers how to solve the problem.  Students were also challenged to solve the problem in multiple ways.  this is a powerful experience as students master new skills.
"Who would like to share?"
" I can draw a picture to solve the problem."

Turning on Air Server.  Now I am the teacher!

How many screens can you share at once? The whole class!

Tech Help:

On your iPad the AirPlay feature is located at the bottom of your screen.  It is hidden until you pull up the AirPlay tab.  
Then find the room you want to display it in and turn mirroring ON.

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