AirServer

AirServer gives the educator the ability to:

  • Use the iPad as a document camera

  • Showcase and discuss student work

  • Model using any iPad app

AirServer + iPad Stand = Document Camera!

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How do I connect to AirServer?

When I search for AirServer on my computer, the program doesn't yet appear. How can I get it installed?

Navigate to airserver.nisdtx.org to download the current version of AirServer.

How do I find AirServer on my iPad?

New version:

AirServer is now accessible by dragging down from the top right of the iPad to open the Control Panel. Within this menu, you will select the icon for Screen Mirroring and then connect to your iPad. Do you see too many devices in the list which is causing trouble knowing which iPad is yours? Follow these instructions to rename it so it is more easily identifiable.

Previous version:

AirServer was automatically pushed to all iPads on the current iPad management system. The app on the iPad has the AirServer arrow icon, but is simply labeled "Connect" in the app name. This version is no longer supported by NISD as the AirServer software has been upgraded.

Can I password protect my screen mirroring?

YES! This is a recommended security setting which prevents unintended users from screenmirroring to your device without your permission. Follow these instructions to set up a password and learn a few other helpful tips.

Am I able to request an iPad stand so that I can use my iPad as a document camera?

Yes. iPad stands are becoming the new standard tool for displaying content that an document camera traditionally would. To request an iPad stand, visit your campus tech room or submit a Helpdesk ticket.

How can I make the AirServer window larger, or Zoomed in, to easily see what is being displayed?

Tips for enlarging the AirServer window/content:

  • Turn the iPad sideways so that it is landscape-oriented

  • Click on View > Full Screen to have your AirServer window take up the whole screen

  • When using the Camera app to act as a document camera, pinch the screen to zoom in closer

Aside from using the Camera, what other apps can I model while connected to AirServer?

Using the iPad camera allows you to use AirServer as a document camera. While connected to AirServer, you can also model from any iPad app! See a full list of approved NISD educator iPad apps here.

Can I use AirServer with Zoom?

Yes, you have two options to display your iPad screen when in Zoom:

Using AirServer:

  • Connect AirServer, then when screensharing in Zoom, select the AirServer screen instead of your regular Chrome window. See this helpful video for more information.

Not using AirServer:

  • In Zoom, you can also share your iPhone/iPad screen itself (without AirServer connection). See this helpful video for more information.

Doceri

Doceri gives the educator the ability to:

  • Remotely control educator laptop

  • Annotate on a presentation or digital whiteboard

  • Record presentation annotations and voiceover

Scroll to see how educators in NISD are using Doceri.

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What does Doceri do?

How do I connect to Doceri?

Utilize Your Teacher iPad

When I search for Doceri on my computer, the program doesn't yet appear. How can I get it installed?

Search your computer to open Software Center. This houses all software that has been pre-approved for download. Scroll to find "Doceri Desktop" then click Install.

My iPad doesn't have Doceri yet. How do I get it added?

Doceri is automatically pushed to all iPads on the current iPad management system. If you do not see this app (or the Company Portal app), visit the campus tech room or submit a HelpDesk ticket to have your iPad updated.


I have Dual Monitors and Doceri appears off screen and cut off when it is being projected. How can I fix this?

See this video to adjust the screen size settings.

Pear Deck

Pear Deck gives the educator the ability to:

  • Remotely control a Google Slides Presentation

  • Formatively assess every student in the room

  • Display anonymous class responses to show selected answers and give whole class feedback

  • Respond to individual students for personalized feedback

Scroll to see how educators in NISD are using Pear Deck.

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How do I build a Pear Deck?

How do I run a Pear Deck lesson?

Can more than one teacher share the same set of Google Slides, but keep Pear Deck session data separated by teacher?

Yes. Pear Deck requires the educator to be logged into their own Google Account, so each session's (Present with PearDeck) data will be available to only that teacher. Each teacher must have editing access to the Slides in order to launch the Pear Deck.

How do I access the session data after the Pear Deck session has been closed?

Go to www.peardeck.com > Teacher Log In > Sessions. Select a particular session. Open the Teacher Dashboard view to mimic the same experience seen in class to view student responses per slide. Once a session has been Closed, you can also click the 3 vertical dots and select "Export to Spreadsheet" to sort and format data in a Google Sheet.

Additional iPad Resources

How do I add more apps to my Educator iPad?

NISD has several apps pre-approved for download. These can be found within Company Portal (NISD's equivalent to the App Store). Check out this video for how to navigate to Company Portal and easily install apps.

Is there a resource that shows all available iPad apps?

Also accessible at deviceprofile.nisdtx.org, this iPad Profile gives an overview of all apps that are already installed on the educator iPad and which are located in Company Portal for download.

I'm writing on my iPad often. Do you have a suggestion for an affordable fine point stylus?

While it easy to write with your finger on your iPad, a fine point stylus will give you more precision and control over your writing. Here is the Amazon link to an option for purchase.

Can I screenshare my iPad as a document camera in Zoom?

Yes, you have two options to display your iPad screen when in Zoom:

Using AirServer:

  • Connect AirServer, then when screensharing in Zoom, select the AirServer screen instead of your regular Chrome window. See this helpful video for more information.

Not using AirServer:

  • In Zoom, you can also share your iPhone/iPad screen itself (without AirServer connection). See this helpful video for more information.

My classroom projector has been replaced with a TV. What resources are available adjust to this transition?

  • Watch this video "Introducing your New TV" to understand how to connect your computer, adjust sound, and choose your source input.

  • Explore AirServer and Doceri to use your iPad to supplement your instruction