As more school districts begin deploying the iPad to teachers and students it has created a small industry focused on how to best engage one’s class.
Doceri has become one of my favorite applications for doing this. Its strength relies on its good set of whiteboard-style tools combined with the flexibility to connect remotely through a computer. This solution is ideal for those who can not connect wirelessly to a projector or have a school network that blocks AirPlay.
While an interactive whiteboard is a powerful tool, the flexibility of being able to walk around the room is equally beneficial. It can create a more compelling classroom presence for monitoring behavior and engaging more directly with students.
Beyond the connection solution is the strong set of tools for enhancing lessons or other presentations. You can annotate over the desktop and use the iPad as a mouse to control a Windows or Mac computer. [Read more...]