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How to record and display active demonstrations on your iPad screen


With its large display, the iPad is a great demonstrative and teaching tool–especially in the classroom.  However, there may be times you find yourself trying to describe a procedure, or possibly where to locate a hidden iOS feature, and the person you need to share this information with is not in the same room.  Writing for a tech blog, I find this to be an invaluable tool that is rather easy to reproduce–and best of all, it’s free, too!

Start by connecting your Lightning / USB cable to your iPad or iPhone.  Unfortunately this procedure will not work with older devices that utilize the 30-pin dock connector.  In addition, your Mac needs to be running Yosemite (10.10) or El Capitan (10.11).  Now  launch QuickTime Player, and choose File–> New Movie Recording.  QuickTime will open with the default iSight Camera active.

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