Posted 28 May 2014 - 10:34 AM
I preached with an iPad two Sundays ago filling in for my pastor who was out of town. Accordance went into the preparation of my message naturally (I couldn't imagine preparing a sermon without it), but I did not use Accordance directly in the message.
However, I did use my iPad and Keynote. I placed the Keynote slide deck on the iMac in the sound booth in the back of the auditorium, and I connected to it using the remote feature in Keynote on the iPad. Not only could I see the current slide on my iPad screen, but all my sermon notes as well. I was completely able to control the advance of the slides rather than depending someone in the sound booth to do that as our pastor does.
I've actually been using this method in the classroom for quite some time. In the classroom I connect my MacBook Pro to media center, which connects to the projector, but control Keynote from my iPad. This allows me to freely walk around the room with my notes in hand--it's actually quite freeing.
Previous to the current version of Keynote, I used Apple's old remote app. It was actually an iPhone app and I used it on my iPad blown up to 2x. It wasn't elegant to look at, but I had access to my notes and I could control the slides. The new remote is actually in the Keynote app itself. It's really well done and gives access to a faux laser pointer and drawing tools.
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2013 iPad Air, 128 GB, T-Mobile, iOS 8.x