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    iPads and DropBox

    Hello,

    On our site we currently have 90 iPads for students to use. Some staff now want students to be able to save the research work that they do on the iPads to be able to access it from the PCs in the school. The way I was thinking of doing this was through using dropbox, but this would obviously mean a lot of hassle setting up every student with a dropbox account. Also being able to share work with their teachers would mean the staff having to set up a shared folder and typing in each individual students account.

    We do have fronter, and I wondered if anyone had any ideas for a solution that would be quicker and better than using dropbox before I get to work setting up approx 900 student dropbox accounts...

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    Get the students to set up their own dropbox accounts. Share the workload out.

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    Webdav on an internal server and an ipad client might be a slightly less intensive solution?

    Installing and Configuring WebDAV on IIS 7 : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

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    You could use something like - FoldR as well which I know some people on EduGeek use - Foldr | Remote File Access From Any Device & Workflow Solution For iOS from Minnow IT

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    Foldr looks like it could be good. I will have to take a further look into it, cheers

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    Check out HTTPCommander too, Links with OWA, WebDAV, iOS and Android :-)

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    Novell filr and google drive as well

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    How much is Foldr?

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    I saw a product called AirCatch at the BETT show last week. Looked interesting. Google points a search to AirCatch . I plan to try this out for our school this week.

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    We use FileBrowser for iPad, it allows you to connect to windows shares, drop box, google drive etc.

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    Whatever it is we decide to go for I think ease of use is going to be the main factor. Bearing in mind that 11 year olds are going to have to be able to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfarmilo View Post
    Whatever it is we decide to go for I think ease of use is going to be the main factor. Bearing in mind that 11 year olds are going to have to be able to use it.
    Its not the 11 year olds you need to worry about - its the staff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibiru View Post
    Its not the 11 year olds you need to worry about - its the staff
    Haha, very true. Fortunately we don't have any staff iPads

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    I will ask you what I ask myself in this situation. Are these shared iPads or 1:1? If they are shared how are you going to deal with the next user having access to all the previous users documents if they haven't signed out of the app properly (if at all).

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    Quote Originally Posted by foofighterjim View Post
    I will ask you what I ask myself in this situation. Are these shared iPads or 1:1? If they are shared how are you going to deal with the next user having access to all the previous users documents if they haven't signed out of the app properly (if at all).
    I have thought about this as they are shared but I think the students will just have to look after their own accounts and remember to log out.

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