Monday, November 19, 2012
Screenleap - Easily Share Your Desktop
Screenleap is a website that allows a person to share their desktop for viewing with any device with an internet browser. Great for districts allowing BYOD!
The first thing I think of is sharing presentations out to the devices in the students' hands for easier viewing. For students sitting in a large classroom, trying to take notes from the board, having the capability to snap a screenshot of the slides of a presentation to refer to later is a great tool.
A middle school math teacher in our region recently used this app with students in her class. "I have the clickers out and students are working on problems and sending in answers. It has been wonderful. Students are watching their iPad screens while I'm using Activeinspire and writing without any problems."
Ease of use for this site is great - no sign up required. Once you choose to share your screen it gives a 9 digit access code.
Students access your screen on their device by going to the same site (www.screenleap.com) which could easily be added as a bookmark on their home screen. They then enter the same 9 digit access code to view what the teacher is doing on their screen.