Listed and pictured below is a list of accessories that can be used in conjunction with your iPad.
Note: These are not accessories that I’m endorsing insomuch as compiling here for your information as a teacher, and your needs in the classroom.
Ideally, when I do a workshop at your school, the students will need either iPads supplied by the school or iPad’s they bring (BYOD). Students will also need their own headphones. (Listening to 20 students creating music on their iPad through loudspeakers can get overwhelming 🙂
If there are not enough iPads for each student to work on, dividing the class into groups also works. I actually prefer students working in groups of two in oder to promote collaborative ideas and sharing.
In addition, a large classroom monitor is necessary in order for the children to see the screen output of my own iPad.
Closed ear headphones are great because they’re more comfortable than ear buds and limit excess noise. That said, if all that’s available are earbuds, that works too! There are many brands of headphones to choose from. I’d suggest a sturdy pair, especially if they are owned by the school. Kids tend to not be so careful and cables can become easily cut or detached.
Splitter jacks are inexpensive and allow two or more headphones to be plugged into one device.
Two Styles of Mini Jack Headphone Splitters. Two students can work from one iPad together.
Apple’s Lightning Digital AV Adapter
Use the Lightning Digital AV Adapter with your iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation) with Lightning connector. The Lightning Digital AV Adapter supports mirroring of what is displayed on your device screen — including apps, presentations, websites, slideshows, and more — to your HDMI-equipped TV, display, projector, or other compatible display in up to 1080p HD.
It also outputs video content — movies, TV shows, captured video — to your big screen in up to 1080p HD. Simply attach the Lightning Digital AV Adapter to the Lightning connector on your device and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable (sold separately).
For Older non- HDMi Televisions
Some older televisions are not equipped with HDMi inputs and rely on
either component video inputs/outputs and/or S~Video inputs/outputs
(Rear I/O panel of an older TV)
Component Video (Yellow) S-Video (Black)
APPLE TVThe best overall selection of devices for your connectivity needs. Compatible with all iPads.
If you foresee any technical difficulties or are not quite certain what your classrooms technical needs are, please Contact Me to discuss.