AirServer 2.0 for PC has been released, bringing with it some essential new features for teaching.
If there’s one thing that has made iPad the killer tablet for teaching it’s AirPlay. The ability to wirelessly share your iPad’s screen with a class to display content, show work with the camera, or demonstrate the latesst app turns the iPad from a standard tablet into a revolutionary teaching tool.
Apple’s official AirPlay screen mirroring solution, Apple TV, works well but it’s expensive, and unless you’re only using Apple TV can be slow and confusing when switching between PC and Apple TV. How many teachers do you know who have trouble switching sources on their projector or TV? It’s just another hassel that you don’t need during a lesson and I deploy it on all my teacher desktops and laptops.
For a price comparison, Apple TV costs $99, an education AirServer license costs from $7.99 per computer. For the price of one Apple TV you can cover more than 10 classrooms with AirServer. And because AirServer runs in the background of your computer it’s always ready to go. There’s no more switching source on your TV or projector, and sharing your iPad’s screen with the class is just a couple of swipes away. We found that AirServer is the most cost effective and advanced AirPlay receiver.
AirServer 2.0 features:
- Quad HD desktop mirroring
- Built in recording for PC
- 1080p Full-HD mirroring on all devices
- Side by side iOS split screen functionality
- On the fly post processing
- Microsoft Certification for Windows 8/8.1 compatibility
- Lossless quality audio streaming
- Ad-hoc networking capability
Record your classes with AirServer
The biggest feature in AirServer 2.0 is the ability to record your AirPlay session for playback later. Teachers can now record their lesson and upload it to a VLE or share it online from within the AirServer app. This is great for demonstrations, video guides, or for students who missed the lesson. AirServer is an essential tool for any iPad teacher.