Teacher Review For Splashtop Whiteboard

Helpful for unchaining you from behind your desk.

Chad S.
Technology coordinator
Perris High School
Perris, CA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Splashtop to control my computer from my iPad while I move about the classroom. I am able to play presentations and videos from my computer while I am circulating around the classroom, thus preserving my proximity to students. In addition, I can use the on-screen annotation tools to highlight items on my computer screen.
My Take
Splashtop unchains me from standing behind my desk so that I can run presentations while standing amongst my students. The load time is sometimes slow and I'm not sure if this is a network issuer or an issue with the app. Some of the controls and gestures are not very self explanatory which makes it sometimes difficult to use. I wish you could change the settings to turn off certain gesture functions. For example, a 2-finger tap will turn on trackpad mode (which seems like an utterly useless feature) and it's difficult to switch back once it's activated. Despite these annoyances, I depend on Splashtop daily in my classroom.