Cast Your Chrome Screen For Free Without Hardware
Google Cast for Education is a new product that enables teachers and children to share their screens without having to buy software or hardware. You can cast a Google Chrome tab from one screen to another from a Chromebook, PC or Macbook. This is a great way to share work from a browser. This could be any web based content such as Purple Mash, DB Primary, Google Docs, Scratch and so on. It works both ways, a pupil can share their work to the whiteboard at the front of the class via the teacher’s laptop. A teacher can send their screen to all, some, or one of the pupils’ laptops or Chromebooks. This could be a great way to share content with visually impaired children.
You’ll need Google Apps for Education, which is free to do this. Cast for Education is free and doesn’t require a Google Chromecast device. There is a guide to follow here and a short introductory video below. If you want more advice on setting up Google Apps for Education, Google Cast for Education or Chromebooks then please get in touch via twitter (@idletim) or email