Ready for Student Casting?

posted Feb 28, 2017, 10:31 AM by David Kimball   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 10:32 AM ]

One of the great pleasures here at the Technology Training & Coaching Center is trying out new tools and getting them to work for you in the classroom.  And this new tool you have at your disposal is a wonderful edition.  It is called Google Cast and allows any of your students to show what they are doing on their Chromebook to the class through the projector.  From the technical standpoint, there is a wireless connection made from the student Chromebook to your Desktop computer which then takes that image and puts it through the class projector in the same way you show things to the students now.  There are no wires or equipment, just a setting adjustment to be made on each student Chromebook.

 Imagine the “check for understanding” possibilities you will have when any student can show to the class what they are currently doing, their thought process for arriving at a conclusion, or just showing off their latest creation.

 Watch this video I made that shows what you need to do on your teacher desktop and the student Chromebooks to make this all happen.  And if it still appears to be a daunting task, then I will gladly drop by and help you get it all set up!