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14 January 2013

HOWTO: Apple TV in the classroom

by Steven B. Combs, Ph.D.
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On Monday, October 22nd, I was the presenter for a local brown-bag at the Columbus Learning Center for the three institutions of higher education on our shared campus: Ivy Tech Community College, IUPUC and Purdue College of Technology. The topic of my presentation is the use of the TV in the Classroom. See, even Vice Chancellors can stay current in the use of instructional technologies!

This post provides the slides used for that presentation as well as the presentation outline. If you have something to add or a comment about the content, please drop in a comment after the post. Check out the entire presentation content after the break below.

Google Docs Presentation:

Presentation Notes: TV - Out of the Living Room and into the Classroom:

Agenda (slide 2): This 45 minute presentation will discuss the Apple TV and its use in the classroom. Major topics include:

Background music before presentation provided by TV Radio, Classical, A1900 Classical

Why an TV (slide 3):

Hardware (slide 4–5): Below is a list of the hardware you may need based on your classroom:

Remote Control (slide 6): You can control the Apple TV with the following devices:

Out of the Box Capabilities (slide 7) and Demonstration: Without a connection to any other device, the TV provides the following features to enhance instruction (brainstorming time!):

AirPlay Demonstration: AirPlay is the process of transmitting audio, video and apps to the TV. The following are discussed:

Network Requirements: The TV has the following network requirements:

Questions and Discussion:

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