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For those of you using ipads in schools, how and what ...
6th October 2011, 10:05 AM #1
General query - how do you use your iPads?
Just a general query, so not after technical explanations.
For those of you using ipads in schools, how and what are you using them for?
We've been asked to investigate possibilities of tablets being used and since I know quite a few of you have had large banks delivered was curious how they are being put to use.
What apps are loaded? what functions are they fulfilling?
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6th October 2011, 10:08 AM #2
I'd like to tag two more questions onto your thread, sorry!
How are you storing them? How are you docking/updating?
6th October 2011, 10:08 AM #3
We use an app called 'door wedge'. It's really handy, just place the iPad down between the bottom of the door and the floor, and it will amazingly keep the door open for you.
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Edu-IT (6th October 2011)
6th October 2011, 10:11 AM #4
well at the moment we aren't looking to have very many so storage isn't a problem for us, most likely just in a locked room and out the way. again as we would only be looking at a few for now, updating isn't an issue (yet) but i'd still be interested in how larger numbers do it
Originally Posted by tommej
i've just checked on my "sarcastic f***er" app and it says theres a 75% chance you aren't being serious
Originally Posted by Hightower
6th October 2011, 10:17 AM #5
6th October 2011, 10:23 AM #6
I'll try and drag this back on topic
At the moment we're looking at a couple in the library as instant research tools. Come in, research on the internet quickly then go sort of thing. They can also view our library catalogue system so the kids can use it to see if books are out. thats the library uses
alternatively we're thinking that for open days/tours of the school we could have a sort of kiosk app which has general info on the school on an intranet page, and perhaps the prospectus on pdf for parents to flick through. also it can stream the school marketing movie for parents to watch.
we're also looking at it being used for notices. we have xibo at the mo on one screen but thinking perhaps one of these as another kiosk type app that kids can go to, read certain notices and go.
those are our ideas so far, what do others do?
6th October 2011, 10:25 AM #7
6th October 2011, 02:32 PM #8
Well that's a lie - there's no tattoo's on your arms, and out of all the times I've seen you you've never wore long sleeves. I'm not buying for a second that that's you in the photo!
Originally Posted by Domino
6th October 2011, 02:36 PM #9
I never said it was!
Originally Posted by Hightower
I said "I use it like this"
6th October 2011, 02:41 PM #10
Back to the matter in hand.... I would be interested in know how other schools use them too. Other than emails, internet and possible remote desktop - what else could they be used for?
6th October 2011, 02:52 PM #11
I'd also really be interested in any classroom uses that folk are making of iPads or other slate devices.
Personally, I'm a bit sceptical of slates as a "catch-all" device. Very much for consuming rather than creating. Do kids really get that much more with a slate PC rather than a netbook or a laptop?
6th October 2011, 03:27 PM #12
exactly, if we can't find any uses for them we wont get them, but if someone can come up with an idea that we could implement here i'd be more than willing to test it out
Originally Posted by gslapp
6th October 2011, 05:07 PM #13
Between the departments here, 8 pages of apps have been requested. They are used every day, almost every other period (on average). We have 28 in an UnoCart-32, which we use to charge and sync them all, via a MacBook which is in IT Support. So far they've made numerous videos etc and taken pictures to attach to their work. Languages use several apps, history make extensive use of Google Earth to identify battle sites etc, English use several different literary apps (mostly Shakespeare) with both spoken and annotated apps... I'm sure there are more, but I've been a bit busy recently!
6th October 2011, 05:40 PM #14
- Rep Power
I know its a big ask but any chance you could post the names of the apps you are using ? maybe take screen shots if thats easier.
Thanks in advance
6th October 2011, 05:59 PM #15
No worries - I'll try and get it up tomorrow..
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