Slide advancer and pointer are installed in all general classrooms and the USB connector is plugged directly into the back of the room computer and are NOT missing. There is a switch on the side to turn it off/on. Please leave in the classroom for your colleagues to use. One note though if you are recording your class the laser pointer does not show up in the recordings it is better to use the mouse and or pen attached to the monitor. Need to borrow one for a room not equipped? Contact this office.
SLIDESHARK! Per their website “SlideShark is the leading app for viewing and sharing PowerPoint® content on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. With SlideShark, mobile users can easily view and present PowerPoint slides the way they were meant to be seen—with animations, fonts, colors, graphics, hyperlinks and videos intact.”
By using the broadcast feature to the computer in the classroom you can control your presentation via your IPad – see your slide notes, timers, animation counter and next/previous slides. Go to the app store to download and stop by me office for a demo!
Kudos to Christine Lysaght from PT for bringing this neat feature to my attention!
Android users I have not found a similar app, any suggestions?