I want to use my ipad as my whiteboard in a small classroom. How do I do this?
I have an ipad. I have a large screen TV in the front of the classroom and can hook a laptop (PC) to it. If the laptop were a mac, I would use airserver, but since it's not a mac, I'm wondering how I could do this. I want to use the explain everything app.
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Surface Pro vs iPad? Some Thoughts
A couple of weeks ago, I was nearly 100% convinced I would be getting a Surface Pro and selling off my iPad Pro. It's the laptop that can be a tablet, is super light, super powerful, runs all the apps you need, etc. However, since Microsoft's supply chain is running behind, I was not able to capitalize on my impulses and pick one up at the store. Instead, I played around with it to get a feel and it was what I expected and was expecting. And so to kill the time while Microsoft increased it's store stock, I started trying to use my 12.9 iPad Pro some more...and that's where things changed.
Now I had one primary use I wanted to use the Surface for - photo editing. And like many people, I was like "iOS doesn't even run Photoshop!". But then Affinity Photo launched for iOS. It's not Photoshop, but wow - a built-for-touch, tablet-first workflow. Photoshop doesn't have that. And then I tried Astropad Studio for the times I wanted a Cintiq experience but leveraging my iMac to run Photoshop / NIK Collection / Luminar. And once again, wow - a new use for the iPad I hadn't envisioned previously (I believe you can try something similar with AirServer with the Surface Pro and iMac, but never tried it). And then iOS 11 and native file management was announced and I realized, this along with the A10X processor, opens the door to many more powerful native iOS apps - potentially even ones for my secondary use case, web development (though as I realized, I don't really need to be mobile in that scenario - the iMac does fine. And if one day I do, I'd probably want to pick up a MacBook Pro instead).
So now I'm not sure about the Surface Pro. In fact, I'd say I'm more sure that I don't have a need for it. Yes, the hardware is cool - but add the new Logitech keyboard to the iPad and it has the same form factor essentially. Yes, it runs desktop apps...but it also doesn't have as many tablet-focused apps compared to iOS. And for a photography workflow, iOS has some killer apps now - and I imagine more will certainly come given how powerful the hardware is. There's no USB port, but transferring via the lightning port works fine - and the exact same workflow I'd have on the Surface .The battery life and simple USB charging of the iPad Pro is a wonderful benefit when using it as a travel device. And Microsoft essentially avoiding future-proofing the Surface Pro with it's I/O selection has made me more interested to see what the Eve V brings.
Anyway, I believe many other folks are contemplating these two devices for similar scenarios, so wanted to share my thoughts.
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