It's nice, but giving ipod touches to staff would be a nightmare :P They'd want to use them to listen to music, install a ton of fart apps and generally use them for anything but SIMS....
Apple don't offer anyway of totally locking them down do they?
That would defeat the object of locking it down though - I think you can get an app or something to manage what apps go onto them but not sure how or w/e
Wasn't sims on windows enough lol
agree with making it a web app and then you can access it through any device that has a connection and is able to access that page(s)
Maybe iPhone support is more of a marketing ploy / USP: think how popular SIMS can sometimes be in this forum, and think how "cool" an iPhone app could seem. Maybe it's about that?
Well it's good to see so much interest but this isn't about marketing it is about trying to produce applications that teachers want to use. I've been to a few schools now and spoken to a lot of heads that are excited about the prospect of using mobile devices in schools. HTML is OK for an average application but specific apps for Android or Apple are special.
Fair enough Phil - it wasn't meant as cynically as it probably sounded!
Mobile provision would be a serious improvement, especially for things like taking registers. I love my iPhone and the apps, but I can't help thinking that there must be cheaper mobile devices out there for deployment of this kind of thing though.
I'm guessing it's not hard to have a flagship prettied-up version though, especially if it's a webapp type thing.
LocalUK agreed and Matt no problem!
Teacher's Web Folder
Has anyone had any experience of it??
Why don't Capita sort out some of the annoyances in SIMS.net, like having to add users to groups 1 by 1 as opposed to adding multiple group membership to the user account like in Active Directory! And a proper silent deployment with easy and less annoying automated updates, instead of doing something that would be considered by most as vastly unnecessary! SIMS on an iPod? Why? Just why?
Just on two points:
Zoom7000: "SIMS on an iPod? Why? Just why? "
1. For PE Teachers. See many postings on trying to get PE teachers to take registers on smart-phones and others. This claims 'zero client installation'!
2. Accessing SIMS.Net via web browser on laptops/PCs/iMACs for teachers: This is also discussed in many thread how browser is a 'must' for low cost of ownership and above all rolling out client side installation.
It will be also intersting to see how well it will work on netbooks.
If you have somthing like the SIMS Learning Gateway this should work without a specifc application on certain phones as its web based.
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