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 

Tim Bleazard

Tim has over 20 years experience as a primary school teacher, twelve of them as an ICT co-ordinator. In 2009 he was seconded to Challenge City Learning Centre and used the opportunity to assist schools in their understanding and use of a range of new and emerging technologies. He joined the team as a Curriculum Innovation Consultant in 2012. Tim is a qualified E-Safety Mark Assessor, CEOP Ambassador, Apple Professional Development Authorised Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher. Tim’s role includes evaluating a range of mobile devices (Apple, Android and Microsoft) and advising on their appropriate use in schools. Tim is passionate about blogging, programming and using creative digital technology such as video, animation, photography and audio to raise attainment across the curriculum. He leads the very successful ‘Media Literacy Leaders’ project in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film, the British Film Institute and Cape UK.

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