SWOT for introducing iPads 1:1 in school
i am currently trying to put together a SWOt for introducing iPads 1:1 in our school. We may never go ahead and do it but need to do this anyway.
My problem is it is mostly negative at the moment. Can anyone suggest any other items to add in any of the four Headings?
Do we know if introducing ipads will improve the students' progress?
Student forgets to bring it to school, ipad lost or out of charge - how do they then participate in lessons
A cheaper device, such as a laptop, could probably do most of the things an iPads can do but also has a keyboard and the ability to use office. One of the biggest iPad evangelists, Frasier Spiers at Cedars school of excellence, is currently looking at chromebooks for his students!
Could the addition of all these devices cause a large work load to the IT support department. Would we need to employ an extra technician?
Cost of upgrading wireless
Extra hidden costs for MDM, extra training for staff
Controlling the ipads in classroom, e.g. how do we stop them playing angry birds during lesson? If they are the ones buying would we have to ensure they had full control of the device offsite e.g. to play angry birds?
Stand out from other schools who do not have this sort of technology.
Angry parents annoyed about having to pay for the device
Device become redundant before student leaves school? Would they pay for one over three years and then again over two years?
Could devices be stolen when students are not using them e.g. during PE or on way home from school?