Okay, you are ready to start another new year and, like many other educators, your principal has given you a shiny new iPad. But you really aren’t sure how you can use it. Here is one thing you can do quickly, easily, and with great results: Use your iPad with your SMART Board in class using the Reflection App.
Reflection is not an app for your iPad, but rather an app for your computer that allows you to share your iPad screen with your SMART Board. The best part of the app is that it allows you to pick up a pen and annotate over the top of the image from your iPad, with your annotations immediately displaying on the board. Capturing the image is as easy as clicking the Smart Ink on the top (Notebook 11) and selecting the camera button. This will send the image of your iPad along with the annotations you have made into Notebook. From there you can continue annotations or save the image. This strategy will make using your iPad as a document camera even more effective. You can use the camera app to capture the document and put it on your iPad. Then, just use Reflection and Smart Ink to capture that into Smart Notebook. From there you can model with or have students interact with that document.
So, this gives you one strategy you can use to make your both new iPad and your SMART Board more versatile, maximizing the technology you have to maximize your teaching!