Google have just launched Google Cast for Education

     


Google Cast for Education is a free Chrome app that allows students and teachers to share their screens wirelessly from anywhere in the classroom. Cast for Education carries video and audio across complex school networks, has built-in controls for teachers, and works seamlessly with Google Classroom.
 

  • Students can wirelessly share their screen to the classroom projector, even from a different wifi network
  • Teachers can control in real-time who has access to the projector to prevent pranks, and can invite students by Google Classroom class
  • Schools can continue to use their existing infrastructure (projector, desktop computer, network)

The Cast for Education app runs on the teacher’s computer that’s connected to the classroom screen or projector, and it doesn't require new hardware. Teachers receive casts through the Cast for Education app, and students share their screens using the latest version of the Cast feature in Chrome.

Unlike the Chromecast for home use Cast for Education does not have to be on the same wireless network as the student device.. A lot of schools will have the teacher PC or laptop on the wired network with the student devices using the wireless network which is not problem for Cast for Education. It is important that the version of Chrome is 52 or later is used.

Cast for Education is a great addition to any classroom and makes it simple to display student work on the screen from their Chrome device or browser.

For more information visit the Chrome Webstore