I put together a brief slideshow to compare the amount of screen real estate being used on a LCD or HD monitor when streaming the iPad to AirServer or Apple TV. Caution: your mileage may vary but I still endorse AirServer as the way to go.
Using an LCD projector with 1024×768 resolution:
Slide 1: MacBook Pro with VGA output connected to LCD projector, Area in blue not covered by projector
Slide 2: iPad Mini streaming to AirServer on MacBook Pro – No Change in viewing area
Slide 3: iPad Mini streaming to AirServer on MacBook Pro – No Change in viewing area
Slide 4: iPad Mini streaming to Apple TV. HDMI to VGA with Audio converter (KanexPro) – Significant reduction in viewing are
Slide 5: Horizontal squeezing is obvious
Using an HD Monitor with 1080P resolution:
Slide 6: MacBook Pro connected to HD monitor with HDMI cable – resolution set to Best for External Display – No loss of screen area
Slide 7: MacBook Pro connected to HD monitor with HDMI cable – resolution set to Best for Retina Display – Some loss of screen area
Slide 8: iPad Mini streaming to AirServer on MacBook Pro and connected to HD monitor – Either Display option – Definite loss of screen area
Slide 9: Apple TV connected to HD monitor with HDMI – No loss of screen area
Slide 10: iPad Mini streaming to Apple TV connected to HD monitor – Significant loss of screen area
The second meeting of iPads in the Classroom Community (iPCC) has arrived! Join us on November 7th from 12-1:00PM in 115 Stillman. This brownbag session will open the floor for discussion on hardware, software, apps, device management, pedagogy, and more! For more information please join our group on Yammer or e-mail Jacob Bane at email@example.com.
The September 20th kickoff event for iPads in the Classroom Community at Ohio State University was a great success, SRO. A two-part recording of the presentations is available on YouTube and includes: Welcome and introductions – Anand Khurma, What you can expect – Cynthia Dassler, OSU Status – Cory Tressler, Pedagogy – Tim Rhodus, iPad use in H&CS – Tim Rhodus, iPad use in EEOB – Cynthia Dassler, iPad use in MBOE – Jacob Bane, iPad use in OSUMB – Charlie King, Update from Mike Hofherr, Deployment – Mike Kaylor, Communications – Jacob Bane and Group Logistics – Cynthia Dassler.
The iPads in the Classroom group will be meeting face-to-face multiple times per semester, yet our hope is that the discussion of ideas is ongoing.
The OSU Yammer site at, https://www.yammer.com/osu.edu, is the primary means of communication for the group. If you have not enrolled in the OSU Yammer site you will have to create an account. You can search for the iPads in the Classroom group once logged in to the OSU Yammer site. The group is open and will show up with a search. Once in the group, you will see all of the related discussions and planning.
The iPads in the Classroom group is also using Twitter to share ideas, #LTosu is being used to identify group topics.