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TEACHTOWN Adapting the Program to a Tablet Application Marcia Boberg, Assistive Tech Coordinator Sue Schulz, Administrative Liaison for Autism November.

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1 TEACHTOWN Adapting the Program to a Tablet Application Marcia Boberg, Assistive Tech Coordinator Sue Schulz, Administrative Liaison for Autism November 2011

2 TeachTown Basics Must have student license for TeachTown Must start TeachTown from the teacher host computer (desktop/laptop) for either of the options to be presented today You will sign on to TeachTown as usual on the host computer

3 What Youll See In This Video Two Options for remote access on a tablet Directions for remote access using Air Display for Mac (iDisplay for PC) Directions for remote access using Splashtop Remote Desktop for Mac/PC Equipment and Apps needed for remote access

4 Big Picture Demo Quick walk through so you can see what we are talking about

5 Vocabulary Host Computer – Teacher Laptop/Desktop Remoting – the process for moving TeachTown from the host computer to the tablet Connection – Using existing LAN WiFi connection not Bluetooth (IT person may need to support access) Tablet – iPad or Xoom (or similar portable device)

6 What You Will Need Student license Host computer running Mac OS or above for Air Display Mac OS 10.6 or above for Splashtop Splitter and audio cable for Air Display application Tablet with Air Display and/or Splashtop installed From AEA website – Directions, troubleshooting handout and video clip for desired method when youre ready to give it a try

7 Two Options For Remote Air Display for Mac/PC to iPad – iDisplay for PC/Xoom Screen extension of host desktop Drag TeachTown to the iPad/Xoom TeachTown plays on tablet, while allowing work on host computer For this method you need a splitter and audio cable that comes in the iPad/Xoom kit Splashtop for Mac/PC to iPad or Xoom Screen mirroring of host desktop Project TeachTown on iPad/Xoom TeachTown plays on tablet taking over the host computer Connection between host computer and tablet requires same WIFi connection and may require security code for screen sharing and/or log on

8 Ensuring WiFi Connectivity Before starting any process make sure the tablet you are using and your host computer are both connected to the same WiFi network. On the ipad you will find the WiFi connection in your settings Demo

9 Air Display on the iPad Walking through a Demo When you turn Air Display on within iPad – see a welcoming screen which includes directions for downloading the installer Downloading instructions can be followed from the iPad or from the directions on the following slide (arrow forward) Click on the arrows at bottom of each screen to learn more about how to connect the two devices. Mouse directions, basically turning your fingers into mouse – watch video

10 Air Display Steps Learn more about it at: Go all the way to the bottom of the screen and find the Download button Click on the correct button to download the application compatible with your operating system running TeachTown (host computer) – free install This will download the program installer and youll follow the steps for installing (unique for each computer)

11 Communicating Between Devices Begin by making sure both devices are connected to the same WiFi network Look for the icon on your top menu bar Turn on the Air Display using the icon on top task bar

12 Opening & Moving TeachTown Open TeachTown on the host computer Complete a typical login including the length of the session and the command to start the program Click and drag the TeachTown dialog box (screen) to the right so that it looks like it is going off your computer screen Note that as you drag it off your computer screen it begins to appear on your tablet – you can complete the screen transfer by dragging the frame on the iPad

13 Demonstration Embed video clip

14 Hide the Cursor in TeachTown During Tablet Session TeachTown: Basics allows you to hide the cursor on the screen during a session in which a student is using a touch screen or tablet session Open your TeachTown application and sign in Click on the student name Click on the Current Student tab in the top navigation tabs Choose Mouse Settings Click Hide Mouse Cursor During Trials Click Done Repeat to enable the cursor for a session using a mouse See screenshot on next page for visual instructions

15 Hide the Cursor (cont.)

16 Transferring Sound for Air Display Since the program is running from the home computer, each kit includes a splitter and audio cord Take the splitter and insert one end of the audio cord in one jack and the headphones into the other (doesnt matter which one) Plug the splitter into the headphone jack of the iPad Plug the other end of the audio cable into the headphone jack for the host computer

17 Headphone Set-up Splitter + Audio Cord =

18 Headphone Set-up (contd) Place one end of audio cord in computer headset jack Place other end of splitter in iPad headset jack

19 Headphone Set-up (cont.) Insert headphone plug in to second splitter jack Splitter set up looks like this

20 Voila! The childs session may now begin with the child selecting a town location just like they do with the mouse, but now its with the touch screen of the tablet

21 Now Lets Move to Splashtop Go to Splashtop website - Get the streamer software for your host computer Download and install like you would any software

22 Splashtop on Host Computer Double click on the Splashtop application (the first time you may need to go to your Applications folder) A splash icon should now appear on your top task bar Click on the icon and select Preferences and a new window will appear

23 Setting Preferences Select Settings and take off the check mark for starting Splashtop automatically Select Security – You will enter a password of your choosing. Enter it twice. You will need this password for your tablet device so make sure you record what it is. Video Demonstration

24 Splashtop App on Tablet Start Splashtop on the ipad See your device name on screen Type in your password Both screens should now have Hints visible – hit continue Use your mouse to scroll to your doc to find your TeachTown application, if you dont already it open (Note: It might be wise to have all applications other than TeachTown closed when you start Splashtop)

25 All Set You now have two methods for running the TeachTown application on your tablet device. Video clips of each method are posted at the site where you obtained this overview demo. Be sure to select the video you need for the app (AirDisplay, iDisplay, Splashtop) and platform (Mac, PC) you are using Questions/Ideas? Marcia Boberg – Sue Schulz – Christy Burnette –

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