Many of us use the freeze feature on the remote control for the projector. That way a still image is frozen on the big screen while we continue to work on the laptop. A morning message or directions could be displayed on the board while you have the attendance or email open on your laptop screen. Super efficient use of space and time.
Want to take that to the next level? Check out what Becky Donze showed us yesterday. She could play a video or have a webpage on the board and still have full use of her laptop at the same time! Seriously, this is amazing!!!
I could picture teachers getting into Google Classroom to edit papers or add materials while something else entirely different is happening on the board. How can make this magic happen in your classroom?
Extending The Screen
Dock/connect your laptop like normal. Make sure you can see your computer screen on the board.
Hit the Windows key on the keyboard and the letter P at the same time. The image below shows what should pop out on the right side of your screen. Click Extend.
This treats your projector like a second laptop screen. Just drag a presentation, video, website, etc to the second (projector) screen and see the magic happen.
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