If you have tried projecting from your iPad you already know that there
are very few things that you can actually project. That is, you can’t
simply plug your iPad in and have all screens display. Keynote
slideshows, yes; web pages in Safari, no.
It was with great delight, then, to discover that GoodReader, the pdf
and file reading app ($2.99) can not only project pdf, html, doc, and
text files but can also project web pages. You can use the “Browse the
Web” feature, go to a web page, and display the results. Not only that,
you can go to a site like Blackboard and display it but you can also
edit your course.
In GoodReader you must click the VGA Output icon on the main GoodReader
screen. Like other apps it will not project that opening screen, but as
soon as you open a file or browse the web, the results will project. We
noticed some disply problems with our projector: jitterbugging shaky
text. So far the workaround seems to be to give it a "kick" by going to
Settings: Brightness: flipping the brightness switch off/on and changing
the brightness, then going back to GoodReader. This is a minor annoyance
but not too bad considering what you can then project with this app.
P.S. Also tried iPad OneNote: started documenting the experience but it
can be summer up as too much buck and not enough bang.