Monday, January 21, 2013

Mobile Mouse

Mobile Mouse Lite is a cool (free) app that turns your iPad (or other iOS device) into a mouse/interactive slate for your computer.  It allows you to walk around your classroom and control your computer with your iPad.  Run PowerPoint presentations, navigate websites and even type... all via your iPad!  


To Setup the Software:
1.  Go here to download and install the software for the computer: http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/26891-mobile_mouse_server

Using the App:
1.  Open the software on the computer from the Applications or Programs folder.  Set a password if desired.  You can tell it to open on startup so that you don't have to do this step again.
2.  Open the app on the iPad.
3.  Click the gear icon in the top left corner and choose your computer.  Enter the password if you set one. 
4.  The iPad will now function as a slate/mouse.  When you're showing a PowerPoint, just tap the screen to advance to the next slide.  You can also tap the keyboard icon in the top right corner to type.

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