Share your Whiteboard Screen on Student iPads with TeamViewer

I’ve been looking into some solutions for a visually impaired student who wanted to be able to see the teacher’s whiteboard screen on her iPad as it was easier to see. The various options I knew of, Splashtop and Log Me In, all gave the student control of the teacher’s computer, which is probably not an ideal solution.

I discovered a very neat application called TeamViewer – which has an ipad app called Team Viewer for Meetings. I thought it would be useful to share it here.

Basically the teacher installs the free TeamViewer client on their computer and starts a meeting. The student runs the free TeamViewer for Meeting app on their iPad and then enters the meeting room code the teacher gives her. She can see the computer screen, and zoom and pan around it. But importantly, not interfere with what the teacher is doing ;)

Team Viewer Meeting

This could also be a good solution for letting students access a lesson from a different location – if they’re absent from school for any reason. Apparently the meeting could have up to 25 participants.

And the best bit is, both pieces of software are free for non-commercial use. To download, use the links below:

Team Viewer software for the teachers PC

Team Viewer for Meetings app

If you’ve used this in the classroom, I’d be interested to know how you found it. Let me know in the comments below!

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Author: Danny Nicholson

Danny is an author, Science teacher, ICT Consultant, PGCE lecturer and computing / interactive whiteboard trainer. He has delivered training courses across the UK, in Europe, and in Canada. Please get in touch with your training requests.

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4 Comments

  1. Have you tried the iPad class solutions with the NearPod apps?

  2. Haven’t used Nearpod yet. Wasn’t quite what was wanted in this case, but looks interesting. Downloading now!

  3. I have tried Nearpod and I like it EXCEPT it allows only 10 NPP (presentations) at a time to be available. That means that there is no way to store one and then reuse it later.

    This is a major problem – a deal killer, actually. I have already been to the Nearpod folks about this and they are not at this time appearing to be receptive to a change.

    They said they’d to send me the Gold upgrade information but it never arrived. It’s also a premium service which they don’t discuss at all on their site.

  4. I have the same situation here. I’ve tried out several different options and the one that I like the best is join.me It has a free and pro version. I did the free trial of the pro version and loved it (so did my student). It allowed me to create a code that lasted the entire trial. I was able to get all of her teachers (6) on the trial. The meeting code was as simple as their name. It was wonderful. It does the a free version as well, only down side is that the code to join the meeting changes everday.
    The pro version is a bit pricey for my school district, but I’m working at it to see what can happen. Check it out. It’s a great piece of software. Good Luck!

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