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Splashtop Classroom & Mirroring360 Extends Support to Chromebook

September 24, 2014 - Written By Cory McNutt

Splashtop, Inc. developed several products to deliver the best-in-class crossed-screen productivity and collaboration experience – they bridge the gap to wirelessly connect smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs and clouds.  By using your mobile device, people can control their favorite apps, files and data – more than 16 million people have downloaded Splashtop products from the app stores and Splashtop has also partnered with hardware manufacturers, such as HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer, Sony, Asus, Toshiba, AMD, Intel and others to ship Splashtop products on more than 100 million devices.

Today, Splashtop announced new support for Chromebook for two of their programs – Splashtop Classroom and Splashtop Mirroring360 – both of which are educational technology solutions.  After this announcement that the programs were compatible with Chromebooks, Val Verde Unified School District in Southern California – with more than 800 teachers and nearly 20,000 students – expanded their Splashtop apps to more than 5,000 Chromebooks designated for the students. Matt Penner, Director of Information and  Instructional Technology, CCTO, Val Verde USD, said:

“Chromebooks have become an integral part of our instruction.  Achieving seamless interaction with PCs and iPads, however, remained a challenge.  Splashtop Classroom  and Mirroring360 break through this barrier.  Mirroring360 allows individual students to mirror their Chromebook screen on the main display.  Splashtop Classroom then broadcasts the teacher’s screen to all student devices – even inviting students to directly interact with the lesson.  Seamless.  Easy-to-use.  Platform Agnostic.  Splashtop covers it all.”

Splashtop has ported over two separate apps to work with Google’s Chromebook.  The first one is called Splashtop Classroom that allows the teacher to share their lesson plan directly to the student’s Chromebooks, Android devices, Windows PCs, Macs and iPads.  Splashtop Classroom was just released in January and is already used in over 50 school districts worldwide.  The latest release includes cloud support, streaming audio, and allows multiple students to control and interact with their lessons using their Chromebooks, as well as the other devices.

Mirroring360 allows both teachers and students to display their Chromebooks screens wirelessly to a projector via their PC or Mac with no extra hardware or cables.  This allows students to BYOD, increase student engagement, and can even put less stress on classroom equipment, such as projectors or interactive White Boards.  By using Mirroring360 and Splashtop Classroom, they claim your benefits include:

Sharing anything instantly between teacher and student Chromebooks and other devices – Placing content directly in front of students, which is invaluable for visually/hearing impaired and disabled students – Letting students share their screens from anywhere  in the classroom without leaving their seats – Enabling teachers to teach from anywhere in the classroom while staying in control of the lesson – Turning tablets into interactive whiteboards at a fraction of the cost of traditional IWBs – Allowing   IT to support hundreds of teachers and thousands of students using cloud or on-premise  solutions. Take a quick peek at the video below for a short demonstration and click on the source at the bottom to find out more and Splashtops products.