Turn your Android Device into a Smartboard

One of my most popular videos on EdTech.tv is How to Turn your iPad into a Smartboard, also followed up by the version requiring the Apple TV. Smartboards are great, but not everybody has access to them , and I’ve always been disappointed that my solutions never really worked for Android devices as there are a huge number of teachers who don’t use Apple devices but want the same functionality from their tablets or phones.

That’s why I was so happy to find that Google had updated the Chromecast to include direct transmission from Android devices to displays like TVs or… projectors.

Chromecast

In order to make this work, you’re going to need a tablet or phone and a projector in your class (I’m going to assume you already have those). Additionally, you’re going to need Google’s Chromecast:

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