I have had several e-mails and questions lately about just how I connect my iPad to my Smartboard. So I put together a few pictures. I apologize for the blurriness but the lighting in my classroom is not the best and my phone sometimes doesn't take the best pictures.
First, you will need an iPad and a VGA iPad adapter (iPhone 5 or iPad Mini will work too although you may need a newer adapter).
Once I have my iPad and VGA adapter, I pull the cord from behind my laptop (it may connect into your monitor if you have a desktop). This cord connects directly to my projector.
It connects right into the VGA adapter.
And the other end connects directly into my iPad.
Then I choose which app or book I want to project. Today I chose Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs which I purchased through iBooks.
And here it is on the SmartBoard. You can see the black cord running from the projector that I connected into the VGA adapter.
The only downside of connecting to the SmartBoard is that the SmartBoard is not "live" when connected to the iPad. By "live" I mean that you can't flip the pages but touching the SmartBoard, I have to touch the iPad. And since the iPad is connected to that big cord, I usually sit on a stool right in front of the SmartBoard with it in my lap when I am projecting.
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