Tuesday, August 13, 2013

PowerPoint Mirroring onto Your TV

For our homeschooling book club, I like to prepare a PowerPoint presentation to post pictures and discussion questions. It's nice to bring in visuals, but it also keeps me on track. (I tend to let kids stray into tangents.)

I'd been attaching my PC laptop to the TV via a cable, but thought that our Apple TV should be able to handle the hookup wirelessly. I tried AirParrot, but without success. I suspect my Apple TV is a first generation, which won't work for that. I tried an iPad app (can't recall the name) which was supposed to be able to open a PowerPoint presentation on the iPad to then mirror onto the TV via Apple TV. Another failure. (Not sure if it was me the or app.)

Finally I decided to go basic.

With the PowerPoint presentation open, I did "Save As" --> other formats---> TIFF and then emailed them to myself. I opened and saved them onto the iPad and stuck them in their own folder. Voilà! I now have a slide show I can mirror from the iPad to the TV.  No more squatting on the floor with my laptop attached to the TV.

2 comments:

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

That's awesome, Amanda. You are one smart cookie. I'm trying it now. Thanks! And hope it's fun.

Amanda Borenstadt said...

Thanks, Joylene. :)

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