How do you do....it? Thread, iPads in Secondary School class in Technical; Hi guys,
we are planning to introduce 15x iPad's into the English classroom and possibly order more iPad's into classes. ...
27th October 2013, 11:15 AM #1
27th October 2013, 03:10 PM #2
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In my experience iPads are a data protection minefield in secondary education, especially when sharing them between students. I'd check out this site which has loads of useful information for managing iPads: Deploying iPads in Education - ClassThink.com
Also, check out the iPad category which has further information: iPad Archives - ClassThink.com
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27th October 2013, 06:20 PM #3
We have all of the above problems and having looked we haven't found an answer as you really need user logins or profiles . Best we have come up is to have WebDAV setup with pages for downloading , editing and saving back to the network
27th October 2013, 09:49 PM #4
There's no easy answer to sharing devices that are basically not designed to be shared.
I use Apple Configurator to configure the iPads that we have. On connecting them back up via USB, Apple Configurator automatically wipes the iPads and re-images them from a backup I created. That way when the next group of Students use them they wont have access to the previous users work so plagiarism etc. is ruled out.
Some teachers love them, others not so much as the websites they wanted to access on them doesn't work properly on them either due to them not supporting Flash or a mouse is really needed to interact with the website and a touch screen doesn't really work on them such as dragging and dropping things.
When you use the Apple Configurator you cant then plug the iPads in to a computer and get the images and videos off of them as it's locked to the Mac you have used Configurator on.
You could always leave them 'as is' but then they'll be full of each users files and they can then install/delete apps as and when they like so they'll all soon be full of nonsense from silly fart apps to selfshot photos of themselves.
At least with Windows RT (which is the Microsoft equivalent of the iPad) you could connect up a USB flash drive and copy and files across to that.
Let is know how you get on.
Last edited by Fazza; 27th October 2013 at 09:54 PM.
4th November 2013, 02:26 PM #5
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Thanks a lot for the feedback guys! Great link unmode, real useful website. xenonive, I don't know too much about WebDAV but i've had a look and it looks like it run on an Apache Web Server. Are you using Windows Server in your school? If so is it a complex setup? As this is what effectively what we want to do.. get students to edit their work on an iPad and then save them.
Fazza, are you using a sync and charge trolley with the Mac book connected and turned on all the time for the wiping of the iPad's to happen every lesson? Because the trolley we are looking to buy is from Lapsafe and it has a section in the trolley to store away a macbook however I don't think the trolley will allow the macbook to switched on all the time. I was under the impression that you would turn the macbook on only when you need to push a new app or wipe the iPad with a new image.
Thanks for the replies guys, appreciate it
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