Every classroom needs an Apple TV
I have owned an Apple TV for the past 6 months and have not used it for much more than streaming a few Movies and as a YouTube player and for viewing Photos. Enter Apple’s AirPlay and I become acutely interested in ways to use Apple TV at school for education and at home for fun and entertainment.
What is Apple TV?
Apple TV is a tiny Black Box which has built Wireless and, enough storage for about 8 Movies, an HDMI connector to attach to a Flat Screen Television or a Data Projector with an HDMI input. It comes with an Apple Remote and costs $129 in Australia.
Apple TV uses AirPlay
Using AirPlay you can wirelessly transmit Movies, Video, Photos, Radio and Presentations to your TV or Data Projector from an iPad, iPod, iTunes or any Apple Computer.
How can this Apple TV be used in the Classroom?
- Teachers can easily transmit directly to the Apple TV from their iPods and iPads.
- Students can wirelessly display presentations, directly to the Data Projector, Interactive Whiteboard or Classroom TV.
Consider the following
- Show / Share Movies, Presentations and stream Music wirelessly
- A convenient way to broadcast Media from any AirPlay compatible Application.