Finally, I have figured out how to project my iPad at the Annapolis Valley Regional Library! It really was very easy. All I had to do was hook up my iPad 2 with an adapter and an HDMI cable to mirror my iPad through the projector (or an HDMI enabled TV) to share apps, books etc with an audience. If you don’t want to pay the $45 or so for the adaptor, (plus a few bucks for an HDMI cable if you don’t already have one) and you already have a laptop and projector, you can pay $14.99 for this cool app: Reflection. Then you’ll be hooking your projector up to the laptop. I decided to go the adapter and cable route so I don’t have to carry around the laptop as well as the iPad and projector. The beauty of the Reflection app is that you can move around the room with your iPad, since it is using WiFi to connect to the laptop. I am tethered with the cable, but my cable is 10 feet long, so I am going this way for now!
My first plan is to offer an App Class for parents to show them some of the cool apps I’ve gotten for free and for very cheap, so that they can get good stuff for their kids. With the iPad Mini available this holiday season, I hope to share some quality stuff with parents so that their kids can have good eBook and app experiences, and I can share some tips and suggested uses at the same time!
Youth Services Manager
Annapolis Valley Regional Library