Google Cast for Education Turns Your Laptop into a Cast Receiver

Google has just published a new web app on the Chrome Web Store that allows your laptop to cast to another laptop, a useful asset in the classroom.

Cast for Education allows you to turn your computer into a wireless projector for screen sharing from another device. Just install the app, give your device a name, and invite your students to cast.

Cast for Education is easy to setup. You only need to install it on a single receiving device. All other laptops can just use the native Cast option built into Chrome.

After installing, you just have to give your device a name and a home window appears.

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Then, on another device, simply find the media you want to cast and then select the target device.

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Then, a window will appear on the target displaying the same content as on the sender. For example, I was casting a tab with Feedly.

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Unfortunately, it seems to only support laptops, not phones or tablets. Still, this could be a handy asset for some who want to make it easier to share information in your home or in the classroom.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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