Splashing the iPad Across the Big Screen
Scholastic Tech Tools
August 3, 2011 | Author: Brian Nadel
One of the great weaknesses of even second generation iPads in the classroom is the continued lack of support for Flash media and the limitations placed on what you can display with a large-screen monitor or projector. Splashtop Whiteboard app puts an end to these shortcomings by doing tag team class-work between an iPad and a host computer.
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Splashtop Whiteboard Testimonials
"I am a big fan of any new technology and a proponent of technology in the classroom. Splashtop Whiteboard is one of the coolest new gadgets I've come across as of late. I love being able to remotely control my laptop while it is connected to my data projector. It allows me to interact with my students and not be stuck on my computer at the front of the classroom...a big bonus at the elementary level. Being able to annotate documents and pictures adds greatly to the students' learning and understanding of content. Thank you Splashtop!"
- Chris S., 3rd Grade Teacher, MERIT graduate, and Technology Professional Development Team member, CUSD.
"We are in the process of equipping a state of the art, media equipped seminar room in which we teach advanced graduate courses in sociology including some specialized courses in qualitative and quantitative techniques and advanced data management. The seminar table will be equipped with HDMI ports enabling our students to attach IPads or other tablets. The instructor will control two independent, large screen monitors where either two student displays, one student and one instructor display, or two instructor displays, may be generated. A central focus of the pedagogical plan is built around Splashtop Whiteboard. This will give students and instructor alike dynamic communication capability with the added capability of maintaining a digital record of the narrative. Splashtop Whiteboard capability provides us a functionality that will raise our pedagogic toolbox well above the mundane!"
- Martin L. Levin, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, The University of Memphis.
"As an administration we were debating whether to get all new interactive whiteboard setups which would have been astronomically more expensive than purchasing iPads and the Splashtop Whiteboard app. Our teachers were very enthusiastic about getting the whiteboards, however when we modeled the app and then had several teachers pilot the application on iPads and the product spoke for itself. We had one teacher who already had an interactive whiteboard ditch it and want to switch rooms to where the Splashtop app was being used. It has been a marvelous tool for our teachers, doing even more than an interactive whiteboard ever could and saved us an enormous amount of money in the process."
- Chris Clausen, Administrator Diablo View Middle School
"The use of IPADS in the classroom is new to our school district. We wanted to implement them in conjunction with our Smart Boards in grades k-8. Splashtop Whiteboard was an exciting find and we couldn't imagine a class without it. The ease of roaming around the classroom while using the app and watching student work is fascinating. We are no longer limited to the front of the room. Splashtop has created a tool that is changing in how educators can teach and display and/or monitor work."
- Jennifer Baker and Peter Moran, Frenchtown Elementary School.
"Flash apps on the iPad? The only thing cooler – combine the Splashtop Whiteboard app with the #1 kids’ animation tool to help boost literacy skills in the classroom. And now they can annotate their work? Wow, classrooms just got a whole lot more creative!"
- Peter H. Reynolds, creator of Animation-ish™ and founder of FableVision® Learning.
"I am a high school math teacher for students on probation or recently released from serving sentences. So I'm always searching for tools to help me motivate and engage my class. I use Splashtop Whiteboard as it helps me to not only engage them with the SMART Board at the front of the room, but I can also have them use the board while I use Splashtop Whiteboard to write on the iPad at the same time. Now, even the most unmotivated student can be nudged into doing the warm-ups from their seat by just using the iPad. It 100% makes classroom management and student engagement so much easier!"
- Scott Swanson, District 287 Math Teacher and Innovation Coach.
"I really like Splashtop Whiteboard. The remote desktop access is very functional and allows me to just carry my iPad as opposed to carrying my clunky laptop. That alone made it worth it... the whiteboard capability and the ability to annotate documents and drawings make this an invaluable tool that I will recommend to others"
- Jim Russell, Assistant Director of Business Technology Services, Pinellas County Government.
"The Essa Academy in the UK are known for innovation and technology. Splashtop has helped us redesign our 20 million pound building – redefining how learning happens at the academy. Using Splashtop Whiteboard, teachers are now free to wander around the class to help students but still have full control of the front of the room as well as annotate lesson content through their iPads"
- Abdul Chohan, Director, Educational Innovations.
"Equal parts remote desktop, whiteboard, and interactive tool, Splashtop Whiteboard adds an amazing amount of functionality to how educators can teach with an iPad. In these tough budgetary times for schools, it's essential that we find multi-function tools that can be utilized for several possibilities. A computer with an iPad and Splashtop Whiteboard provides teachers with options for communicating visually with students."
- Ted Lai, Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) 2003, Director, Technology & Media Services
"As an ex-fourth grade teacher this is the best software I've seen. Splashtop Whiteboard enables teachers and students to reap all the benefits of mobile technology. I love that teachers and students can now sync a classroom desktop with an iPad to annotate, view, and share content making this a breakthrough technology for the differentiated classroom."
- Katherine Burdick Vice President of Learning A-Z® and co-organizer of the Mobile Learning Conference.
"This is exactly what I needed. This is perfect because I can now see what is on the slide without turning to look at the screen. I can now face the class and go through my slides in a totally professional manner!"
- Ben Dale, Principal.
"This app allows me to not only control my computer remotely but I am able to see my entire desktop on my iPad and then mark up over ANY text or video!"
- Harendra Goonetilleke, Instructional Technology Coach.
"We discussed how teachers can use the iPad in the classroom effectively and everyone agreed that using their iPad with Splashtop Whiteboard as a slate in the classroom during their instruction is a great way they can use it every day!"
- Anna Adam, Instructional Technologist, FableVision Ambassador and Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE).
"As a technology educator, I am constantly looking for new and innovative ways to deliver course content and engage students to increase knowledge retention. With most products, it requires expensive and time consuming training to learn how to use. With Splashtop Whiteboard, you just download and go. With Splashtop Whiteboard, not only does it make it easier to view complex information, but the students and I can both interact together with that information. Over the past ten years I have used many different interactive whiteboard products from leading manufacturers and have found the experience with the Splashtop Whiteboard software to be far superior in not only speed and flexibility but most importantly the price. Many teachers already have computer connected projections systems in their classroom and many have a personal iPad they use. With the Splashtop Whiteboard app, these same teachers now have the latest technology in their hands. I can see many opportunities for the retrofitting of older classrooms as well as new and amazing uses of this product."
- Alan Lynch. Instructor, 3D Animation Technology, Digital Media Arts Dept, Orlando Tech
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