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Splashtop Collaboration Software Expands Chromebook Support

SplashtopSplashtop today unveiled new features that integrate its Splashtop Classroom and Mirroring360 collaboration software with Chromebooks.

Splashtop Classroom now allows teachers to share their lessons and apps to student Chromebooks in addition to iPads, Android devices, Windows PCs and Macs. The latest release includes new features such as cloud support, streaming audio and the ability for students to control lessons using Chromebooks and other devices.

Mirroring360 enables teachers to display their iOS screens wirelessly to a projector via their PC or Mac with no extra hardware or cables. With this latest update, students can also mirror content and stream live video from their Chromebooks to classroom PCs and Macs.

With this announcement, Val Verde Unified School District (CA), which has more than 800 teachers and nearly 20,000 students, is expanding its Splashtop deployment to more than 5,000 student Chromebooks.

According to Matt Penner, the district’s director of information and instructional technology and CCTO, “Chromebooks have become an integral part of our instruction. Achieving seamless interaction with PCs and iPads, however, remained a challenge. Splashtop Classroom and Mirroring360 break through this barrier. Mirroring360 allows individual students to mirror their Chromebook screen on the main display. Splashtop Classroom then broadcasts the teacher’s screen to all student devices – even inviting students to directly interact with the lesson.”

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Christopher Piehler is the former editor-in-chief of THE Journal.

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