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Re: question

So - with the Explain Everything app, the pdf is loaded into the app - essentially as a whiteboard with your content -  and you can write on the presentation with your pen and of course use it as a whiteboard and then save it with the notes you have written in.

The best way to use the app is to have the Zoom on a computer and have the presentation on your I Pad - you can then click a button to Broadcast to the Zoom conference.  In the classroom - it is a way to use a tablet as a Smartboard - your Explain Everything app is broadcast to the computer which, of course, is mirrored with the projector.

There are also apps that allow you to "write" on a presentation on the Mac laptop, but the pen does not work on the laptop so you would have the write with the mouse (which is OK) and you could try something like the Wacom tablet.   I have tried the tablet and it is awkward for writing.  

On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 10:29 AM Taylor, Tomasz <t taylor northeastern edu> wrote:

Yes, my problem with zooming on ipad was that I had to stick to one screen and although I have a pen I could not switch easily between whiteboard sharing and pdf (or goodnotes that I prefer) presentation and just the usual conference screen. Also the screen is very small, so maybe a bigger ipad like pro or air would be more suitable? Or simply go for MacAir laptop which is also affordable (it costs same as  overhead projectors used to 😊) . Please let me know. I would like to have some type of standard setup and purchase one or two so teachers can test before school resumes. The goal is to make presentations more interactive.



From: srg42 <srg42 comcast net>
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:15 PM
To: Michael Hirsh (NHS) <michael_hirsh needham k12 ma us>
Cc: Taylor, Tomasz <t taylor northeastern edu>; physicstheorynet cosmos phy tufts edu
Subject: Re: question


The new iPad (midrange) now supports the stylus natively. The price is not too daunting. 




I would definitely like to hear more about  Mike’s setup and workflow with Explain Everything





On Jun 20, 2020, at 8:23 AM, Michael Hirsh (NHS) <michael_hirsh needham k12 ma us> wrote:




I have been using an I Pad and Logitec pen during the remote learning and with the right apps (I use Explain Everything) and set up it can be very useful.  It would be something the our professors could use if they are doing remote presentations  - it easy to present through zoom on from the IPad.  And it can be used in the classroom.  Again though- it does require the right apps and set up (especially in the classroom).




On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 10:43 AM Taylor, Tomasz <t taylor northeastern edu> wrote:

Dear Friends,

I hope that everybody is enjoying beautiful weather. I am writing to ask you about your opinion in the following matter.


We are running this program since 2004. I just looked at our first minutes and I see Michael Hirsh and Mike Wadness among the founding fathers of the program! Thank you for your commitment! Anyway, some of you remember that in the early days we used to provide overhead projectors to schools as an aid for Theorynet presentations. We still have a similar budget which includes not only demonstration equipment but also visual aid equipment (in addition to stipends which are now $150/meeting). Of course, overhead projectors are obsolete now because they are standard part of school rooms, but with COVID-19 pandemic, many of you have faced the challenge of teaching online and hosted virtual Theorynet visits. I would like to know if the state is providing adequate support like good laptops for virtual classes and extracurricular use. It looks like online will remain with us for a long time. I am thinking about substituting old overhead projectors by some basic laptops to aid in virtual presentations. Do you think it is a good idea?

Best regards,


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