i-pad to Smartboard

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  1. Rabbitt

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    I am looking into Chromecast to connect my i-pad to the Smartboard. Someone suggested Apple Tv instead. Any thoughts? I'm not even sure either is possible.
     
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    you can hook up Doceri and use it LIKE a smart board.
    Is that what you mean?
     
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    Maybe but I do not know what Doceri is? :blush:
    I will be googling it shortly.

    I want to be able to walk around my room and write on my I-pad for the kids to see on the Smartboard. Or when I want to quickly and briefly show the kid something we are doing on the I-pad. Maybe I am able to do this already but just don't know how?
     
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    Doceri will do that. Google it and let me know if you have questions. :) happy to help.
     
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    I have wondered that myself.

    I am confused about how Doceri would work. In my case, the interactive whiteboard works BECAUSE of my computer. It's connected to the laptop. If I wanted to control what's on the screen through my iPad, it would need to mirror what's on the computer, which requires an Apple TV (or Chromecast, but since I have a Mac I just default to Apple Tv). I don't know how other boards work, like SMART boards and ActivBoards. (I have an Epson BrightLink interactive projector in my room.)

    I have an Apple TV at home, but since it's so expensive I don't really want to bring it in...of course the iPad is MORE expensive, and I would be using my personal iPad.
     
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    Doceri displays what's on your iPad and from desktop to iPad. I pull up power points on my computer, they are also displayed on my iPad, and if can walk around the room and use the iPad like a remote. Hope that makes sense.

    There is a component you have to download onto your desktop and login so Doceri can "connect".
     
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    That's interesting! That definitely sounds very cool.

    I saw this on their website: "or mirror anything you’ve created to Apple TV via AirPlay." so I wasn't sure if that would be possible since it seemed like you would still need Apple TV.
     
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    Don't need Apple TV. :)
    I apologize for my typos. Was bouncing my 3 month old son on a yoga ball as I was typing.
     
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    I didn't know about Doceri. I use Airserver. It mirrors my ipad to the computer and therefore to the projector. It does not (as far as I know) mirror in the other direction. BUT you can connect several (i want to say up to four?) devices at a time.
     
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    Chromecast or Splashtop are both good options
     

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