Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, Extracting files from phones in Technical; Lately (could sort of see this coming anyway), there seems to be an increasing amount of students/users who are taking ...
22nd November 2011, 12:17 PM #1
22nd November 2011, 12:21 PM #2
can you get yourselves a bluetooth dongle or two and have the students bluetooth you, or a teacher, the photos that can then be put wherever? We are starting to use bluetooth in the music dept to push required listening lists as an html document to phones that can then access the internet.
22nd November 2011, 12:29 PM #3
open access nas box connect and allow them to connect phones to wifi at least on android i can copy files to windows boxes/nas boxes quite happily
22nd November 2011, 12:37 PM #4
we make3 them email themselves them to theeir school email
22nd November 2011, 12:40 PM #5
All our staff laptops have Bluetooth thatís the most universal way, but if the phone supports mass storage then thatís always quicker and the student can obviously do it themselves then.
22nd November 2011, 12:58 PM #6
we disable the bluetooth on the laptops the kids use as they have a habit of creating bluetooth pans which don't require admin rights to set up, and then viewing whatever they like on the internet and caning their data allowance. Whole big can of worms there!
22nd November 2011, 01:02 PM #7
Bluetooth is likely to be a problem for iOs devices as (at least the last time I looked), the devices only support about 2 of the many bluetooth standards. The one's used by apple headsets. Try and bluetooth anything off my iP4 and it won't/can't be seen or see any of the other devices in the house (laptop, other mobile and a dedicated bletooth dongle for my PC), a quick google told me the above.I can't even transfer files to my mac via bluetooth, it'll only allow the phone and mactop to talk if I set my phone up as a 3g access point and even then I can't transfer files. Some would argue iOs users deserve all they get As one, I can't really even argue )
22nd November 2011, 07:16 PM #8
In good in theory, but remember this could be an easy way for the students to get all sort of *nasty* material onto the network. I am all for students using their own devices within school, in a managed environment. I would be against taking material of the students phones on their behalf... some of the images which end up on generally lads mobile phones is not the sort of thing you want appearing on your screen in your room. You need some sort of get out clause disclaimer if you were to be downloading content onto your network... also, if you plug a phone into your network and it goes bang or the phone is lost or stolen - will the parents be knocking on the door wanting the school to purchase a new phone? Make sure your mobile phone policy is water tight as it can be.
22nd November 2011, 07:30 PM #9
with google apps it's as simple as 'share on picasa' once Students have linked their phones to their school account.
30th November 2011, 01:42 PM #10
- Rep Power
We have some laptops for staff, but they're mainly used off-site. The laptops we do use have bluetooth disabled as it was creating problems with authenticating over wifi.
As mentioned iOS devices aren't the best with Bluetooth. I've just looked on my iPhone 4, and there's no option to send a picture to another device via Bluetooth.
Sending anything larger than a single picture isn't the best idea either due to lack of 3G on-site, and wifi only allows users to browse the web, so smartphone apps won't be able to communicate with the outside world.
The mass storage idea is a good'n, but I've yet to get this to work across all phones (even Andriod phones are hit and miss).
I guess maybe a intranet site/page where students could upload files from their device, and staff can access to download would be a nice idea
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