Splashtop Remote Desktop
It is extraordinary what small tools loosely joined can do. Take interactive whiteboards, please. Wes Fryer’s post synthesizes several tools that tie together iPads, laptops, and projectors into a single unit that outdoes one interactive whiteboard (iwb) for less than half the cost. In fact, a 1-to-3 iPad initiative might be managed if the money spent on iwb’s were diverted to Fryer’s interesting rig. While this is not nearly as edupunk as Johnny Wang’s wii whiteboard kludge, it is still manageable. In fact it took less than two hours to get the set up going. All I need for mine is a stylus. Steve Jobs can go hang. I didn’t spend fifty years learning to use a pen in order to give up that skill just because he doesn’t like a stylus. Give Fryer’s plan a go. It isn’t free and if you don’t have a laptop, ipod/ipad, and a little money for software, then I guess you will have to scrounge around in order to have a little fun, but it really is worth the effort in order to have a mobile interactive virtual whiteboard. Really. I am going to use it next week for the last week of school to annotate some videos as we study Othello.