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Tech in the Classroom:

Apple TV

What is it?  Apple TV is a device that wirelessly streams content from the Internet to your television. When paired with the AirPlay feature of iOS devices, Apple TV can wirelessly display, in real time, what the mobile device is displaying.

How does it work? Apple TV works as a go-between, receiving the WiFi signal from the mobile device and sending it to the television.Apple TV

How hard is it to use? It is as simple as setting up a WiFi network - in other words, not very hard at all. You merely pair Apple TV to both the mobile device and the television, and you’re done.

How well does it work? Very well. Given that Apple TV was designed to relay signals across entire homes, accomplishing the feat within the relatively small confines of a classroom is easy.

How do I use it in the classroom? In classrooms that have Apple Devices like iPods and iPads, teachers can display exactly what they are doing on those devices. This is perfect for adding variety to instruction—teachers can demonstrate apps, display images, play video from the Internet, and more.

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Tech in the Classroom is a recurring feature that examines widely available technology, software and gadgets and how they might be used in a school setting.

 

Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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