This is Kaitlin Trujillo from Netop with a quick tip for the Chromebook classroom. One of the great things about Vision for Chromebooks is that you can take advantage of the ability to share. Not only does Vision allow you to demo your own screen out to student devices, but it increases collaboration by allowing you to demo student screens out to their peers’ devices.
This can be great for a presentation that’s already prepared, a discovery that happens on the spot that you want to share out to the other students in the group or the rest of the class. Demoing out a question that a student may have and working through it together, or demonstrating a process that the student is going through.
I’m going to show you today, how to demo Victor Strong’s screen. He has a presentation ready to go to share with the class, but this can also be used on the fly. Maybe a student has a great discovery or realization, and you want to share that out or an example paragraph, an example way to solve a problem, etc.
So since Victor’s the student I want to share, I’m going to select him first. Then I’m going to invert that selection. That means I’m going to select everybody, but Victor. Once you go into demo mode, the students who are selected will no longer be able to use their device. So we don’t want that to apply to Victor. You could go through and just click every single person in the class besides Victor. But I think that invert button is a lot faster. Now I’m going to demo the screen and the students are going to have the chance to see my extended screen and all students, but Victor will receive that view. Now I’m going to take Victor’s live view and I’m going to drag it over to my extended screen and I’m going to enlarge it so it takes up the whole device.
Now remember that Andy and Maria have a limited access to their device, so they can’t use their mouse, hey can’t use anything in terms of their keyboard, and they can’t navigate around their device at all. But now when Victor goes to share his presentation with the class, and clicks through that presentation, it shows in a full live view on the student’s device and they have that front row seat. They’re also guaranteed to have that focus on what’s happening on Victor’s screen because they can’t use their device in any way.
So let’s do that one more time. Victor is the one who’s going to present. So we’ll select him first, invert that selection so that we’re sharing everybody but Victor, demo mode. I’m going to demo my extended screen. If you don’t have an extended screen, you can still just demo your singular screen.
Now I’m going to go into that live view of Victor, and I’m going to drag that live view over to my extended screen. And now the rest of the class has a chance to see a front row seat of Victor’s presentation. Anything that Victor does on his device will be reflected on the devices for the rest of the class. So even if I minimize Victor’s presentation or exit out of it completely, that same thing will be happening on the rest of the students’ devices.
I hope that was a good tip for you to think about how you can use Vision to increase collaboration, take advantage of those on-the-fly learning opportunities or present out to the class from a student screen.