Mirroring from the Pro to an Air?

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  1. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    The use I've come up with for an iPad Pro is writing notes that my one-to-one students can see in real time. At the moment they watch me write them on a physical piece of paper.

    Is there any way to mirror the iPad Pro screen to an iPad Air, so that while I'm writing on the Pro they can see the notes being written on the Air?
     
  2. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    I will assume your air is connected to a projector - http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/
     
  3. profmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've not seen anything that let's you mirror TO another ipad. I've used Reflector 2 to mirror to an iMac, PC, and projector.
     
  5. profmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I could mirror to my MacBook, but it would probably look comically small and not easy to read.

    I'm basically looking for an excuse to buy an iPad Pro because I want one and I like the idea of writing notes electronically so that I can keep copies of them. If I could easily "broadcast" the notes while I was writing them, that would make a stronger case for buying an iPad Pro.

    Of course it's all moot while we wait for Apple to get its act together with making Pencils.
     
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Easy to use AirPlay to mirror the screen to an AppleTV connected to an LCD TV or a projector, but nothing to mirror the screen to another iPad.

    There may be some whiteboard apps that will 'broadcast' to other devices, however, and you may want to peruse the Appl Store. The shared image will of course be limited to just that one app and not across all apps, however, like it would be with AirPlay.
     
  7. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing I can find is always with the same basic function.. mirror to a pc/mac and then to other iOS devices.
     
  8. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    Get AirServer (AirServer.com). It allows your Mac or PC to be targeted by AirPlay. You then treat your computer as if it were an Apple TV. You can stream video and audio or just audio. Works great. You don't need any software on the iPad, only on the target computer. On the iPad swipe up from the bottom of the screen and under AirPlay options you'll find your computer.
     
  9. profmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've had a genius idea. I've tested it and it works fairly well.

    I write on my iPad Pro using the Apple Notes app. My student has my iPad Air with the Notes app open. Thanks to iCloud, as I write on the Pro, the text is updated on the Air. It's not in real time: it comes in chunks. But that might be good enough.

    Are there any other apps that update via the Cloud like this? I'm not a huge fan of the Notes app.
     
  10. JonSarge3108 macrumors regular

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    Could try a shared notebook on OneNote via OneDrive, I think it's the same, chunks
     
  11. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    Google Docs?
     
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    That's basically like all the others.. mirrors to a computer/mac... it doesn't mirror iOS device to iOS device.
     
  14. 960design macrumors 68000

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    The simple ( costs money ): Use something like DyKnow to live stream your content to all devices connected. You get reports for on task ( for viewing later ), what you type or display immediately sends to all devices. You can draw on the screen, send a private message to a device, create a pop quiz that gets answered in real time, so much more.

    The complex ( free way ): Build your own local(better) or remote Node.js server, write a couple thousand lines of code and viola, a custom LMS.
     
  15. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    That, again, requires more than "simply" iOS device to iOS device, which is what the OP wants.
     
  16. dyn macrumors 68030

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    Lay the iPad flat on the desk and write on it just like you'd do with paper.

    If you need an excuse for the iPad Pro I'll give you one: Apple Pencil.
     
  17. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Can't you use something like Google Docs and share the document with your class?
     
  18. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    I know this is a couple months old, but just to bring it back since the info on 9.3 is out there...

    Read up... LINK...
     
  19. 960design macrumors 68000

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    Wow! That looks very promising... thanks for sharing. I completely missed it and the Apple Systems Engineer I work with didn't even say a word about it on Monday. They are so sneaky.
     
  20. yillbs macrumors 6502

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    Spend 140 bucks and get an apple T.V, I do something similar with my kids for story time, and i got TWO toys for the justification of one :p
    --- Post Merged, Jan 16, 2016 ---
    He probably wasn't really " aware " of it himself. Their is a special group that encompasses apple enterprise, and education. Those guys are the guys you ALWAYS want to get. Any time you have a problem with your device, immediately tell the agent you're trying to connect to your work VPN with a global proxy, but you noticed you can't change the global http proxy address. They will say uhhhhh okay, then you'll get transferred, once transferred tell the enterprise guy you figured it out, but you had a few more questions :)
     
  21. 960design macrumors 68000

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    Guess, I'm just lucky. That's the one. Lives right down the road. He's just good at keeping secrets, even though I pester in a friendly way.
     

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