Technology is my passion!

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It’s easy to connect an iPad to an Apple TV (ATV). First you need to connect your ATV to a large screen TV with an HDMI cable. If you have an LCD Projector, you will need a cable to connect the ATV to the Projector. See my June 2012 post about the ATV Pro by Kanex. Once your ATV is connected to a projector or screen, you are ready for the next step.

Here is the trick, the ATV and iPad must be on the same WiFi network! You may have to work with the IT person in your district so s/he will allow the ATV to be on the school network. Once you know the ATV and iPad are on the same WiFi network, you are ready to share the content on your iPad through the ATV to the screen.

If you have iOS7 on your iPad, all you do is swipe up from the bottom of the iPad to reveal some additional tools. (You can do this with an iPhone or iPod Touch but the screen is a bit smaller to navigate.) After swiping up to reveal the tools, you will see the words AirPlay. Select AirPlay and the ATV and click Mirror. Swipe the tools back down and everything on your iPad magically appears on the screen. If you don’t see AirPlay when you swipe up, your ATV and iPad are probably not on the same network.

Word on the street is that the new iPad/iPhone iOS coming out this fall won’t require you to be on a network to do this. Check back as I’ll be sure to blog about this exciting new feature!

Be sure to post a comment and let me know if this was helpful!

Boone 2014

The team is getting ready for the Boone 2015 Summer Music Institute. Everyone is excited about seeing “old” friends and making NEW friends!

We hope you have a wonderful week in the lovely Appalachian Mountains and at the beautiful ASU campus.

Click HERE to access digital copies of your daily handouts. Handouts for the next day will go live at 4:00 pm EST each day.

I have been spending lots of time on my iPad preparing for a presentation next week. During this weekend, my activity confirmed what I already know –  Dropbox is an App that I just can’t live without! If you don’t have Dropbox, you can click on the link below to setup your account. Yes, I will get some additional free space but you will be so happy that you’ve added this great storage solution to your daily routines!

Get Dropbox here!

Hot Cross Buns Activity

Click on the link below to access the Noteflight Score

Go to File > Save a Copy to create your version of this score.

Play the Song on the Screen.

What is missing?

Drag the notes up or down to create the melody for Hot Cross Buns

Play the song again to see if you are correct.

Be sure to save your version of the song.

Copy and email the link back to your teacher.

Hot Cross Buns Activity

Click on the link below to access a template for a B-A-G Recorder Composition. Do not change the beginning and ending of this piece. Use only the notes B-A-G. You must be able to perform the piece you compose.

Recorder Composition

Dave at JamStudio has offered to provide the music teachers who attend the Lewisville ISD Training on August 16, a FREE Access Pass. Please click on the link below to submit your information. All questions are required.