Reflection App updated for Windows XP now!

For those of you like me who work in a school where there are Windows computer all around you but you have an iPad you are using in the classroom there is now another tool available to make the use of that iPad more effective!

The ReflectionApp has now been updated to work with Windows XP! For those of you that are not quite sure what I am talking about let me fill you in. How often have you had something on your iPad that you wanted to show your entire class or maybe you had a Keynote you wanted to show the Board of Education? Of course if you have a projector in the room you can use Apple’s little dongle to hook the iPad directly to the projector. Believe me, back when this capability came out there was much rejoicing! The problem is that meant you had to take time to walk up front of your classroom, hook the cord up, and then you had to pray that the adaptor did not come out! The better solution has been to use an Apple TV hooked up to the projector. That meant you could wirelessly show whatever was on your iPad to the classroom, instantly from wherever in the room you wanted to be. The problem with the Apple TV was that you had to have a projector with an HDMI plugin or buy an adaptor.

This past spring two other options became available. Both are software solutions. AirServerApp and ReflectionApp. When the software came out there was only Mac versions, which did those of us living in a PC school no options. Then AirServer came out with a Windows version that mirrored (no audio yet) but you had to have Windows 7 or Vista. OF course my school is still running Windows XP. Now though the ReflectionApp has been updated with the ability to run on Windows XP or higher! You can buy one license for $15 or 5 licenses for $50. The app on a Mac is very efficient and very easy to install and use. I have used it in class for the past few months as well at home and I love it! I have not been able to try it on the Windows machines at school yet so I can not tell you how well it works. If someone out there HAS tried it please leave a comment below and let us know how it works.

Being able to show your entire class what is on your iPad opens a whole new world of possibilities for the one iPad classroom. Being able to do that wirelessly and quickly makes it very useable.

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9 Responses to “Reflection App updated for Windows XP now!”

  1. Shirley Lacroix Says:

    I read this was out yesterday! I was going to use Reflections for a Tech Training but was concerned about what to tell PC users. Then I saw the announcement. Yea! Do you have both installed on your Mac without issues? Reflection and AirServer?

  2. Paul Shimmons Says:

    I do have both Reflection and AirServer installed on my mac at the same time. I’ve even used both programs at the same time! No problems! As well as Reflection has been working…. I wouldn’t hesitate to tell people about the possibilities! It is so much cheaper than the hardware route.

  3. Kevin Gilpatrick Says:

    Love all of your articles, not sure if you had seen this new item coming out to hook up your AppleTV to your projector:

    http://www.kanexlive.com/atvpro

    Now that I finally have a wireless connection in my band room, it is all coming together. I use the projector every day and have been looking to use my iPad sans wires.

  4. Jerry Says:

    We are having troubles with reflections on many of our XP machines at our school. Some work very well and some do not. I would love to talk with anyone having the same problem.

    • Paul Shimmons Says:

      Jerry,

      I was hoping someone else would jump in and comment on your issues. Our school is “hoping” to install windows 7 this next summer! So in other words…. We are not even able to use reflection app on the majority of our school computers! Good thing I have a Mac in the band room!

      The ReflectionApp people are pretty quick with getting back to me with answers and help though. Try contacting them see if they can help!

      • jerry white Says:

        Paul Do you have a name or phone for someone in your IT dept. I would enjoy talking with them about the problem. I work for a private school in Chattanooga Tn. in IT dept. Jerry White 423-267-8505 ext 586

        Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:32:49 +0000 To: jerry_28094@msn.com

  5. Sonia H. Silva Says:

    The school for which I work for would like information on purchasing information. Vendor name, specifically. Can you help?

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