Yesterday, I talked with Jamie about iPads and what he learned at ISTE. He told me about Doceri.
What is Doceri? (from their website)
- Doceri is a revolutionary iPad software suite for classrooms, conference rooms, and auditoriums – any place where you give presentations, teach, or collaborate. In a nutshell, Doceri is the ultimate tool for presentations and lessons. Through the Doceri Remote iPad app and Doceri Desktop software, you can control a computer (Mac or Windows), easily launch any document or application, and annotate over them at any time. You can save drawings and play them back in the future allowing even better presentations to be created from your existing PowerPoint or Keynote slideshows. If you just want to use it as a whiteboard, you can create any handwritten/drawn content on any background of your choice. And with additional room control hardware, Doceri can even be used as the remote control for projectors, DVD players, and all other audiovisual devices in your room.
They also have come out with a cool stylus for the iPad, featuring a point AND an eraser! I’ve been doing a bit more research and really love the SCREEN RECORDING FEATURE available with Doceri. They also have a nice blog, featuring a recent post by a math teacher (video included) and there is also a post showing the stylus.
Some other good posts that I’ve found talking about Doceri:
- iPad + Computer + Projector + Doceri = Interactive Whiteboard System for $50iPad
- Doceri Remote – The Interactive Whiteboard for the iPad (featuring 2 nice videos)
A cheaper alternative seems to be Splashtop Remote Desktop for the iPad, but it doesn’t have the screen recording feature. But if you’re on a budget, this might be something to look into also.
Those of you interested on using iPads in the classroom, I would suggest joining the iPads in Education ning, set up by Sam Gliksman (@SamGliksman on twitter).
Another cool app to think about: Air Display. It allows you to use your iPad as a 2nd display. A nice use for students and teachers: surf the web on the iPad while creating a presentation or typing up notes on the desktop.