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    As a teacher, I make use of a projector in my class.
    Before buying an Ipad, I want to inquire how to link my Ipad to my xp desktop, mirror the image on the projector screen, and a learner can solve a math problem on the whiteboard, while sitting at his desk using an ipad.

    I understand how the remote desktop aps function, but it is not clear if changes can be made on my pc or whether I would be able to see the cursor moving.

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    I don't quite understand why you need the iPad connected to your PC, couldn't you just connect the iPad directly to your projector.........or, if the projector has an HDMI port, connect wirelessly by combining with an Apple TV and an app like TVout genie?

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    Or.......you could use an app like splashtop if you are looking to control the PC screen with the iPad?

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    Thanks for the advice but I am still in the dark.

    I have a NEC projector linked via vga to my laptop.
    I prefer a hands on approach with my class.
    Writing on the board cast a shadow and I normally stand in front of some of the learners. Another problem is that the learners can talk while I am facing the board.

    My projector does not have a hdmi port. I do not have an apple tv. I am using a Interactive whiteboard.

    I do not have wifi or internet in class, therefore I want to control my laptop, edit word documents and save changes remotely.
    Money is unfortunately a problem, so freeware will really be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauritz
    Thanks for the advice but I am still in the dark.

    I have a NEC projector linked via vga to my laptop.
    I prefer a hands on approach with my class.
    Writing on the board cast a shadow and I normally stand in front of some of the learners. Another problem is that the learners can talk while I am facing the board.

    My projector does not have a hdmi port. I do not have an apple tv. I am using a Interactive whiteboard.

    I do not have wifi or internet in class, therefore I want to control my laptop, edit word documents and save changes remotely.
    Money is unfortunately a problem, so freeware will really be appreciated.
    In that case I'm think an RDP like Splashtop is the answer, it will control your laptop, many on here use it, I would suggest a search for splashtop on the forum (and the results will provide you with alternatives). The apps are either free or low cost so a solution is there for you, anyway, have a search here and then post any questions that you still have.

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    I'm also a teacher and I plan to use a projector on the first day of class and throughout the semester.

    I bought the Apple VGA adapter to connect my ViewSonic PJD5111 projector with my iPad 2.

    Although the projector was already an old model when I bought it a few years ago, connecting it with the adapter was simple and what I see on my iPad screen is mirrored on the wall. All I have to do is tap on the screen to advance the slides.

    I can view a wide variety of documents and apps such as Mail, Pages, Keynote QuickOffice Pro HD word files and PowerPoint presentations, forum postings, Safari, etc as well as the iPad home screen.

    Please note that I haven't tried using a presentation for which sound is required.

    As already mentioned, the iPad 2 replaces a laptop for presentations.

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    I am a teacher and trying to hook my iPad up to projector to show some pictures. I have the avg adaptor and nothing happens when I plug it in. I also have selected VGA a as the source. Projector works great with MacBook. Is there anything I need to do in settings to fix this? Can an ipad1 hook up to an adaptor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kknixon
    I am a teacher and trying to hook my iPad up to projector to show some pictures. I have the avg adaptor and nothing happens when I plug it in. I also have selected VGA a as the source. Projector works great with MacBook. Is there anything I need to do in settings to fix this? Can an ipad1 hook up to an adaptor?
    I checked on the Apple website and the Apple VGA adapter is supposed to work with both an iPad 1 and 2 (although mirroring is only possible with a 2).

    The Apple VGA adapter works with my iPad 2 and projector without my having to change any settings. I also use the same projector with my MacBook Pro.

    Unfortunately, I don't have an answer. Although I think you'll need a more experienced person than me, I will check the back of my projector (when I get home) to check the label above the slot I use to see if that will make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kknixon
    I am a teacher and trying to hook my iPad up to projector to show some pictures. I have the avg adaptor and nothing happens when I plug it in. I also have selected VGA a as the source. Projector works great with MacBook. Is there anything I need to do in settings to fix this? Can an ipad1 hook up to an adaptor?
    I don't understand what you mean by selecting the "VGA as a source." My projector setup is a lot simpler: I plug the VGA adapter into the "COMP IN 2"? port, the other end to my iPad and turn on both devices.

    Hopefully someone can give you an answer soon.


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