iPads and Network Storage
Afternoon all! :)
We're on the brink of ordering several (read: 50!) iPad 2 devices for students to use in various different departments. I have to admit I'm not particularly keen on the idea; I would have liked to have trialed a smaller number (4-5) first, as I think they will be difficult to manage, but the school wants to buy in bulk whilst prices are low ...
One of my main concerns is saving files and how to access network stores in order to use the files elsewhere. For example, what if a student takes photos/videos during a lesson and then wants to access those files elsewhere, perhaps on another iPad or networked computer ... I see that there are Apps that will allow you to connect to a Windows network store, a generic folder, but I'm guessing you cannot have it pointing to home folders with username and passwords ... ? :confused:
I was also thinking about whether it would be possible to have some web-based storage for each individual student, provided either by Apple or maybe ourselves? I'm thinking this method is going to be expensive and is another set of username and passwords that students have to remember! Could you upload files to Google Docs from the iPad (something I haven't tried), and then access them on another iPad/networked PC?
Has anyone else solved this problem with their iPads/network, or do you solely use your iPads for Internet and Apps etc? If we can't find a solution, it could be a deal breaker ...
Any suggestions are much appreciated! :D