Reposted: Mirror your Computer on to your iPads


NOTE: I recently learned that although TeamViewer is free to download, in order to use TeamViewer in your classroom there is an expectation that you purchase a license. Please contact TeamViewer about acquiring an individual license if your school is interested in using this service.

You may be thinking… but I have Air Server??? Remember that Air Server allows you to mirror the content on your iPad on to the computer that is connected to your SMARTBoard. TeamViewer allows you to mirror what is on your computer screen on to one or more iPads, tablets or Chromebooks. So why would you want to do that?

I had the pleasure of connecting with Tracy McPherson-Zachar, Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/ Itinerant Teacher of the Blind and Low Vision for AMDSB. She has been looking for a solution to support the children in her care who require a “close-up” copy of the texts they are reading. Tracy and I spent the afternoon experimenting with TeamViewer, which is a free app that allows you to project what is on your computer screen on to one or more devices in your classroom. Of course as Tracy and I talked further I couldn’t help but think if it’s good for one, how might others benefit from this kind of technology?

We all have students who require preferential seating close to the front of the room in order to meet their learning needs. TeamViewer makes it possible now for those students who used to need a “special seat at the front” to interact with text no matter where they are in the classroom.

If you would like TeamViewer downloaded on your computer, you must first purchase a license. Your next step would then be to ask your TRA to submit an eBase request for the install. All that’s left for you to do is download the app on your iPads and follow the on screen instructions to get started.

If you have any questions, or would like to share how you are using TeamViewer in your classroom, please leave a comment below!



Mathies Math Apps and Resources for Ontario Ts and Ss

Mathies resources are designed for Ontario K-12 students, teachers, and parents. The Mathies site hosts a large collection of educational Games, Learning Tools, and Activities organized by strand, as well as Additional Supports like online practice modules and FREE Homework Help and tutoring for Ontario students in grades 7-10.

I first learned about Mathies when I was working with Jackie Harrison at Bedford. I am always curious to see what apps teachers have loaded on their student devices and more importantly, how they are using them. Jackie learned about Mathies at an OAME (Ontario Association for Mathematics Education) sponsored PD session earlier this year. The session was facilitated by ADE Kristen Wideen @MrsWideen about how to Innovate with iPad…

Mathies Math Apps feature Canadian content for our Canadian kids and include a variety of features to provide your learners with virtual manipulatives to create visual representations and work with standard algorithms, as well as options to view your work history, and record thinking using built-in annotation tools. Screenshot your work to share on with others via your student and class blogs, and/or on your class Twitter feed. Here is a small sample of some of the apps they have available:


To learn more about the Mathies apps and other Mathies resources, you can visit their website. To learn more about how Mathies apps are being integrated into Jackie’s mathematics program, connect with @madameharrison on Twitter.

Are you using Mathies Math Apps and/or Resources with your kids? Leave a comment below and share your ideas!


iTunes U & iBooks Content Links for Teachers and Students

The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program created a list of iTunes U / iBooks URLs which include links to popular Apple websites, iTunes U content and more. I highly recommend checking out the Apple Distinguished Educator Courses (these are lessons in all subject areas organized into courses for you and your students), Evaluating Apps for the Classroom, Everyone Can Code, and Lesson Ideas (integrate apps that augment, modify and redefine learning into curriculum-based lessons in all subject areas for all ages).


Apple Distinguished Educator Books:

Apple Distinguished Educators Courses:

Apple Education:

Apple Teacher:

Books for Educators:

Courses and Collections by Language:

Curriculum Standards:

Digital Literacy & Citizenship:

Education Collections:

Education Solutions (Curriculum & Assessment):

Evaluating Apps for the Classroom:

Everyone Can Code:

For Educators:

For School Leaders:

Free Books by Educators:

Learning at Every Level:

Lesson Ideas:

Special Education:

Teachers’ Favourites:


Tools for Formative Assessment:

Tools for Teachers:

Please share your favourites by leaving a comment below! Sharing your ideas helps others…