We now have iPads at the podium of every single classroom, connected to the projection. We are very excited about this, and for the potential for easing in new technology options in a simple and user-friendly way. The first and most obvious use is for showing slides, but there is a lot more you can do. These iPads have Apps installed for digital whiteboarding, document camera, in-class polling, presentation recording, video conferencing (BlueJeans, FaceTime, Skype, etc), reference (Lexis Advance and Westlaw) and more. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Also, check out the latest improvements we’ve added to our iPads.
Presenting Powerpoint using the iPads
The easiest way to get your files to the iPad in your classroom is to email them.
After emailing them to your room prior to class, follow these simple steps to bring up your slides on the iPad:
- Launch ‘Gmail’ app
- Tap your email message
- Tap on your file attachment to preview it
- Tap on the Share icon and choose ‘Copy to Powerpoint’ (or Keynote if it’s a Keynote file)
- Once in Powerpoint, tap the play arrow in the upper right to present
- Swipe to advance slides
For confidentiality reasons and simplicity, all messages will be automatically erased from the iPads two weeks after being sent.
Watch this video to see what the process looks like on the iPad, and to find about a few extra PowerPoint features:
Classroom Email Addresses
Each room’s iPad has it’s own email address. These addresses are in the campus directory, so they should auto-populate as you begin to type them into the recipients field, in most email programs. The addresses are listed below, and also displayed on each iPad: