Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Sorry I've been MIA for a while....this year is STRESSFUL to say the least!  WOW is all I can say! 

Anyways, I was lucky enough for Christmas to get an iPad2 from Santa :)  I had written a grant to get some in my classroom and didn't receive it :( but now I have ONE!  Needless to say, 24 students can't share 1 iPad.  SO, this is where the help comes in.  I asked the computer man (notice not "tech guy") how I can connect my iPad to my projector to show the AWESOME apps made for education!  He tells me to download the airdisplay app for $10.  He's the computer man, so he should know right? RIGHT? WRONG!!  All AirDisplay does is allow me to use my iPad as a 2nd monitor....meaning I'm only seeing what I would normally see on my laptop.  AND he doesn't even have that working correctly....I only get a blank blue screen on my iPad. :(

SO...I took this into my own hands and did a bit of research.  I googled how to connect iPad to Smart Board, and basically I can use my smart board just as a screen to show my apps (not interactively) but I need to get an adapter.  Does anyone know if my iPad will still be wireless at this point?  I think it said a VGA Adapter.  I don't want to run a cord all over my classroom.

Any help you guys have with how to use iPads in the classroom would be GREAT!! THANK YOU!!

Hope everyone's New Year is off to a great start! My kids students started off well, but that lasted all of TWO DAYS! Pray for me! SERIOUSLY!