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!