February 25, 2016

How To Wirelessly Mirror An Entire Chromebook Display to Apple TV or Reflector 2

Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 3.54.46 PMMany educators and consumers use Reflector 2 to wirelessly mirror their Chromebook screen to another computer. People often ask us why they can only mirror a single internet browser window (the Chrome browser) instead of the entire Chromebook screen. We’ve got good news: It is possible to mirror an entire Chromebook display to any Reflector-enabled device or Apple TV.

To mirror your Chromebook screen to a computer running Reflector 2:

  1. Click the control menu in the bottom right corner of your Chromebook screen (near the clock)Screenshot 2016-02-23 at 3.53.40 PM
  2. Select “Cast devices available” to see a list of all Reflector-enabled computers that are available
  3. Select the computer that you would like to mirror your Chromebook display to
  4. Then select “Internal Display” from the Google Cast windowScreenshot 2016-02-23 at 3.54.13 PM
  5. Your entire Chromebook display is now wirelessly mirrored to your Reflector-enabled computer

Remember, you can mirror audio and connect multiple Chromebooks to Reflector 2 at once, as well as iPhones, iPads, Surface Pros and Android devices. You may also change mirroring quality in the bottom right window to best fit your preferences.

To mirror your Chromebook screen to Apple TV:

For a greater range of Chromebook mirroring features and capabilities, check out AirParrot for Chrome OS. AirParrot for Chrome OS allows you to wirelessly mirror a Chromebook screen to Apple TV. Simply download AirParrot for Chrome OS on your Chromebook, select your Apple TV from the AirParrot menu and begin mirroring.

Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below!

February 24, 2016

Squirrels Increasing Edcamp Efforts in 2016

Are you hosting or starting an Edcamp without all the resources you need? Look no further! The Squirrels team is always searching for opportunities to work with teachers and educators from across the country, so we decided to increase our Edcamp sponsorship efforts in 2016.

A Squirrels sponsorship can make a big difference for Edcamp organizers and attendees. We can provide you with a monetary donation, swag or both to make your Edcamp unforgettable. You just have to let us know! Monetary and swag donation amounts depend on the number of anticipated attendees for the event.

Another perk of a Squirrels Edcamp sponsorship is that we will arrange for each organizer to receive a free license of Reflector 2, our wireless screen-sharing software, to use in their classroom and review on their own professional blog. Who doesn’t love free products, right?

Additionally, each attendee is given a coupon code for Reflector 2. We think every school should be equipped with Reflector 2, and we’re committed to making that happen.

Even after all of the benefits listed above, we still have a few more treats for Edcamp organizers!

We take great pride in providing the education industry with the tools they need to succeed, so we want to make sure it is just as much a fit for us as it is for you. To apply for a sponsorship, log in to our website and fill out the Edcamp Sponsorship Form and tell us why you want us to sponsor your Edcamp!

February 15, 2016

Reflector 2 Now Available For Android TV

Reflector Android

We’re excited to announce that Reflector 2 is available on Android TV for the first time. Users can now enjoy the same Reflector mirroring experience on their TV screen that they’re accustomed to on their computer screens.

Newer Sony, Sharp and Phillips TVs come equipped with the Android operating system. In addition, Reflector is compatible with any set-top box using Android TV.

It’s now possible to mirror and stream content from a wide range of devices directly to your TV screen. Devices include:

Mirroring provides a real-time view of mobile devices on the TV. Streaming allows users to play movies, music and any other type of media files through the TV, wirelessly.

How to get Reflector 2 for Android

Download Reflector 2 for Android ($6.99) by visiting the Google Play store on your TV. Our recent updates include quality enhancements, many miscellaneous bug fixes, Android TV compatibility and YouTube, Vimeo and Hulu streaming support.

It’s safe to say this is a pretty major Reflector for Android update. Enjoy!

February 9, 2016

Squirrels to Attend Ohio Education Technology Conference

OETC 2016 logoMembers of the Squirrels team are excited to accompany more than 4,000 education technology professionals and enthusiasts this week at the Ohio Education Technology Conference (OETC) in Columbus. Educators come from all over our home state of Ohio for this annual event. We’re traveling the quick two-hour drive from our North Canton offices for our third OETC experience. We expect it to be the best one yet!

OETC provides educators with a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends, tools and thought leaders that are revolutionizing the education landscape. We always enjoy connecting with tech-minded educators and showing them how to use Reflector 2 in the classroom.

We’re also lucky enough to have Blended Learning Coach and first-class Alpha Squirrel Marcia Kish present at OETC this year. She’ll be discussing Reflector 2 among other apps that increase classroom productivity at her pre-conference session, “AppSmashing 101,” today at 2 p.m. You can contact Marcia directly on twitter (@dsdPD) or email her at kishmarcia@gmail.com to learn more.

Don’t be afraid to stop by booth 638A to learn more about Reflector 2 or even just to say hi! We’re always eager to demonstrate the latest classroom screen-mirroring magic. Here’s to a great OETC week!