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Present with Apple TV
With AirPlay and the Apple TV, it has never been easier to put what you want on the big screen, making the Apple TV a fantastic device for giving presentations.
In this chapter, I show you how to connect your Apple TV to a projector or SMART Board (an interactive whiteboard and projector commonly used in schools), as well as suggest what a traveling presenter should assemble in order to Make an Apple TV Presentation Kit. I also give you some ideas about how you can use an Apple TV to display presentations, project paper documents, Run Conference Room Display, engage in video conferences, and even keep a rowdy class in line.
Connect the Apple TV to a Projector
If your projector or SMART Board has an HDMI input, you’re all set! But chances are good that you’ll need an adapter to connect from the HDMI port on your Apple TV to a VGA or DVI port on the projector or SMART board.
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