By Brent Warner
Many of us in the ESL world are regularly watching well-to-do schools getting the latest and greatest in smartboard technology while we are left with the computer someone dusted off from the basement. But never fear! If you've got a projector, your iPad is going to take you to the next realm in EdTech, and I'd argue that in some ways it's even more flexible than a smartboard.
While there are many approaches to turn your iPad into a smartboard, here I will present the three most common: You can go for the wired approach, which is a virtual guarantee that things will work out, or you can go with a wireless approach which will give you the freedom to walk around the room with the iPad in tow.
If you want to know how to connect your iPad to a projector using these methods, please visit me at http://www.edtech.tv where I have created tutorials on how to do it. For now, I’ll assume you are connected and offer a few resources for getting something productive and useful up and running.
The magic of the iPad is, of course, in the apps. Your ability to bring the wonders of modern technology into your classroom is only limited by your awareness and understanding of how to use the ever-growing plethora of apps available at your fingertips. There are more apps than we could ever hope to follow, let alone gain a mastery of, so here I would like to present a simple list of 5 which can start you down your journey.