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    We've been asked to source a tablet for nearly every member of staff. What are the best options? They must be able to 'mirror' to a projector.

    Thoughts/Suggestions? The obvious ipad has been mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    You do not need permission to use an app on learnPad you just need to get a site licence. It is just an android tablet with a different skin and also has access to Google Play Apps. Most schools I now love them.
    Yes, you can install individual apps and add a shortcut to them from within Learnpad. But the whole point of learnpad for me was that it would act as your MDM making application deployment easy and centrally managed. Meaning you should be able to bring Apps from the Play store into Learnpad and distribute them from there within a profile.

    Using the shortcut way, you would still need to deploy the Apps to every tablet, meaning you either do it manually or get another MDM. I suppose you could use Meraki as a higher level MDM and use Learnpad for classroom management.

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    I haven't had this problem, I just ask learnpad if they can add an app to the store. Generally they do it within a week. If I am in a rush I will get the APK of the app and install/deploy manually. It's not difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    We've been asked to source a tablet for nearly every member of staff. What are the best options? They must be able to 'mirror' to a projector.

    Thoughts/Suggestions? The obvious ipad has been mentioned.
    Unfortunately, this might be the best option, integration with Apple TV's to do mirroring etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by SovietRussia View Post
    Unfortunately, this might be the best option, integration with Apple TV's to do mirroring etc
    or any windows tablet with a hdmi out

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    Quote Originally Posted by simpsonj View Post
    1, Primary/secondary?
    2, What are you guys using in your school?
    3, How are they used?
    4, Are they managed?
    5, Why did you choose that particular device?
    Price? can be managed? SLT made me? other
    1) Primary, managed sets of iPads & Secondary, BYOD

    2) teachers were given an incentive to buy and use an iPad.

    3) we use then mainly for use with our VLE firefly. There is a student app for both iOS and Android.

    4) our junior school iPads are managed by AppleConfigurator. We don't managed the senior school devices.

    5) iPads are child friendly for junior school, and can be locked down, and because staff use their own iPad they are familiar with the devices.

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    Those ASUS units mentioned earlier look very good for primary schools.



    ASUS Transformer Book T100 Windows 8.1 Hybrid - HotHardware

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    We are looking at surface pros for govenors to read documents etc,

    anyone know any better ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    We are looking at surface pros for govenors to read documents etc,

    anyone know any better ones?
    See the post above yours. The Asus Transformer is cheaper and will do just as good a job.

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    Hi Pooley
    Saw your post today re. Learnpads. We have one to play with, with view to class purchase, but are struggling to make the network share work. Have you tried this? Basically I'd like the Learnpad to access and save Office-docs (through Kingsoft Office app, supplied) from our server. We've set up a share and allocated it to a lesson, but when we try to access it's requesting a network password (which obviously we don't want the children to have to do). Also, I can't see anywhere obvious, when using the Kingsoft app, that the share appears as a Save location.
    Any help appreciated!
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    (ICT co-ordinator, primary)

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    Yes, I have had the network share working but not sure if it's integrated into the office as a location, we just used it as a location on a QR code with the send to feature. Think the password is set up when you create the share?

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    When creating a network share it gives you then option to enter a username and password to use by default.

    See http://learnpad.co/support/manage/network-shares.cfm

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    or any windows tablet with a hdmi out
    My Tesco Hudl has. I'm very impressed with. Not sure about school use though.

    Oops, sorry I missed the Windows bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marci View Post


    Twitter requires users to be of legal contractual age in their country of residence. Beware. Encouraging staff to get students aged 15 or less on to Twitter may not be perceived as a good move. We only allow staff to use twitter with pupils in lessons if they're Yr12 or 13.
    That's an interesting one, some of our departments have recently started using twitter (against our will sadly, we were forced from the top down to unblock it for staff use) one department in particular has started sticking up posters about joining them on twitter. Could this be a cause for concern from a legal point that i may need to raise?

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    We've just had a demo of Learnpad and I have to say I was impressed. Anyone out there actually using them?

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