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How To Restrict IMessage | Be Web Smart. [Updated December 2012 and December 2015] Contrary to popular belief and contrary to my earlier version of this article, you CAN restrict iMessage on an iPod touch or iPad. I did not find this documented on the Apple web site, or anywhere else on the internet. I discovered this by accident after updating to iOS 6.

Setting parental controls for iMessage is a 2-step process: Disable iMessage (Turn it off).Lock the ability to change account settings. This is done under Restrictions settings. Note that you will need iOS version 6 and possibly the updated iOS 6.0.1 or over for this to work on your child’s iPod touch or iPad. I’m updating this article (December 2015) having confirmed this still works. Turn Off iMessage 1. 2. Lock Ability to Change Account Settings in Restrictions 1. If you’ve already set up restrictions, you’ll be prompted for the passcode. 2. 3. Confirm that iMessage is not allowed Now navigate back to the Home screen. What happens if someone tries to iMessage my child? What does research really say about iPads in the classroom? – eSchool News.

Two educators put the research to the test. When (and how) are iPads most effective? Popular mobile devices may come and go, but the iPad has remained a hit in the K-12 classroom. But even though they’re in schools, our work with teachers has led us to understand that while many of them would like to use iPads meaningfully in their classrooms, they can’t because of time, access, and training.

So for the past year and a half, we’ve both been working with teachers and university students integrating iPad technology into the classroom in a controlled way. While doing this, we came across several outcomes that made us question and dig deeper into what the research actually says about using them in the classroom. Do students and younger teachers use them more effectively?

Do they work better for some student populations? First, a note about who we are. Much of the work done on iPads in the classroom is anecdotal and practitioner based, with limited research on student use of iPads. What does research really say about iPads in the classroom? – eSchool News. Learning and Creating with iPads in Kindergarten. iPads in Schools. SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD's use of bonds for iPads. By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times April 20th, 2015 Questions remain on whether LAUSD’s bond use for iPads was legal The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project. In particular, the agency was concerned with whether the L.A. Unified School District properly disclosed to investors and others how the bonds would be used, according to documents provided to The Times.

District officials said they were optimistic that they had addressed the SEC concerns. The news of the SEC inquiry came the same week that L.A. That fall, problems immediately plagued the rollout of devices to campuses, and questions soon arose about whether Apple or Pearson had an unfair advantage in the bidding process. Apple has not responded to requests for comment. With the help of an outside law firm, L.A. The L.A. L.A. L.A. Kids Who Have to Share iPads Learn Better Than Kids Who Have Their Own. Kindergartener Hugo H. works on an iPad in his New Jersey school, which provides each student with their own device.

Zach Frailey/AP Students who share digital devices do better academically than their peers who have their own devices or no devices at all, a team from Northwestern University has found. The study, conducted by communications Ph.D. candidate Courtney Blackwell, focused on three Chicago-area elementary schools. One school had iPads for each of its 100 kindergartners, another had roughly one iPad for every five students, and a third had no iPads at all. Students who shared iPads discussed their lessons with their peers, which reinforced the concepts they were learning. Blackwell attributes the success of the sharing group to "the collaborative learning around the technology. " That collaboration enhances learning may seem obvious. Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5.

What I’ve learned about Apple Configurator… so far | edtechstandish. I’ve been working with our team learning Apple Configurator as our district deploys iPads. The following is my understanding of how the program works and some suggested ways each piece will benefit particular configurations of use for the iPads. This is not a perfect document. It is simply what I have learned through experience and asking Apple Engineers and searching the internet for information.

Hopefully this will offer insight to others. Prepare: This is where Apple Configurator makes all the iPads uniform. The Settings Tab This area will push the device name on to the iPad. This is also where you choose to have the iPads have “supervision” which is different than the “Supervise” section of configurator.

You can choose which version of iOS you want to load. This is where the backup of the one iPad comes in. I could write a whole other document about this one… it looks just like iPhone Configuration Utility. The Apps Tab Paid Apps: All of the following are Paid Apps: Assign: Like this: Using iPads in a Cart Model - Apple Configurator | Skaffl. If your school isn’t ready to go 1:1 with iPads and you are considering iPads in carts there are a few best practices and options to make this a success. Before we get into the details there are a few things that need to be said about cart-based iPads.

First and foremost: The iPad was not designed to be a shared device (repeat 3x). After this sinks in we can move on. The problem is that the iPad is meant to have a personalized Apple ID on it, it has no way to log on to a network directory or even differentiate between local users. Apps typically stay logged in unless you go through the trouble of logging out. All this being said, it is possible and can be a success when implemented properly. Apple Configurator Apple Configurator is an app available on the App Store for Mac running 10.8 or later. Apple ID’s Install/Remove Apps Installing/Removing/Updating apps is all a function of the Apple Configurator and the Mac.

End users cannot install apps since no Apple ID is set on the iPad. The Cart. Blog Archive » Enhancing Workflow on an iPad. Posted by Allanah King on May 17, 2013 At the end of last term I was asked to lead a couple of presentations for the Learning at School Conference Roadshow run by CORE Education here in Nelson. It was the first time such an event had been held in the provinces and was really well supported by locals and from those further afield as well. The presentation that I had not done before was Enhancing Workflow with an iPad- combining apps to share the learning.

Here it is below. I didn’t want to just spend the time just talking to the teachers at the workshop I wanted them to talk to each other- to share the learning that they already knew and become teachers themselves. I went down to the local supermarket beforehand and bought a package of the now famous iPad cleaners as prizes and made up a bingo board for each person. I was surprised the number of people who carried on just as eagerly after they had got a prize because they wanted to learn more.

iPads in the Classroom. One Transformed Classroom. School iPads: Not a bust—but not yet a boon | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2. “I haven’t seen anything like this in the 10 years I’ve been doing this work,” said Leslie Wilson of the Michigan-based One-to-One Institute, a nonprofit that provides technology guidance to schools and districts nationwide. “Did they have a desired goal beyond the ever-present, ‘We want our kids to be 21st-century learners?’ Why do we want every child to have an iPad?

Because it will do what?” Many school districts now want to get their rollouts right from the start and are calling to ask, “How do we prevent going down the same path as these major debacles out there?” In Los Angeles, the district and school board disagreed over whether or not students had been allowed to take the devices home and who was responsible if they were lost or stolen. Other school districts also are learning from bad experiences. The Guilford County school district in North Carolina is delaying a tablet program paid for with a $30 million Race to the Top grant from the U.S.

Hard lessons. School iPads: Not a bust—but not yet a boon | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2. 55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content. School iPads: Not a bust—but not yet a boon. High-profile mistakes have marred some classroom rollouts of iPads; here’s what school leaders can learn from these missteps Ed-tech advocates say LAUSD failed to ask basic questions that must be addressed before schools introduce large-scale technology programs. “D” is the letter of the day in Maria Martinez’s kindergarten class at Maywood Elementary.

On a recent weekday, Martinez drew a capital and lower case “d” on the whiteboard. Her students used their fingers to form a “D” on the wide writing lines that appeared on their iPads. “I can’t imagine teaching without iPads,” said Martinez, whose classroom provides a window into how technology is being used successfully to help children learn—even as the Los Angeles Unified School District attempts to salvage its botched attempt to distribute the pricey, high-tech devices. Under pressure, Deasy called for a delay of the rollout, which means all schools aren’t likely to get the devices until 2015, a year later than planned. 12 Advanced iPad Tips All Educators Should Learn. Mobile Learning | Feature 12 Advanced iPad Tips All Educators Should Learn By Luis Pérez04/23/13 It's no secret that the iPad has become a big hit with educators, due in part to its ease of use and the more than 20,000 educational apps available in the App Store to meet a wide range of learner needs.

But are you and your students really getting the most out of its use? At FETC 2013, Jennifer Hart and I presented a session where we shared a number of advanced tips to make finding, sorting, consuming, and creating content on the iPad easier and more efficient. Since I work in the field of special education, many of these tips mention the built-in accessibility features of the iPad. 1. 2. 3. 4. Tap and hold the keyboard key (lower right corner of the keyboard) and choose the option to split the keyboard (you can also undock it to move it out of the way if you need to see the bottom of the screen while the keyboard is visible). 25 Ways To Use The iPad In The Classroom By Complexity - 23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom By Workflow.

23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom by TeachThought Staff The iPad is not magic, and as many educators have found integrating them meaningfully is by no means a just-add-water proposition. The same applies to Project-Based Learning. Project-Based Learning is a method of giving learners access to curriculum in authentic ways that promote collaboration, design, imagination, and innovation while also allowing for more natural integration of digital and social media. Below we’ve offered 23 ways that the iPad can be used in your classroom. While given strategies may or may not fit exactly into your curriculum or grade level, consider them instead as a kind of board of ideas to inspire your own thinking. If “Designing a tire” is beyond the ability of your 4th graders (and you’re certain of that), what else might they design instead? Note that the visual is also arranged in a kind of visual spectrum, as our past visuals have been.

Six Things We Know About iPads in the Classroom. The school year is off to a great start and we as trainers are deep in the trenches with our iPad Academy Participants. After last year’s experience it felt great knowing what was ahead of us as trainers. It was also nice that our apps, Apple Configurator and iTunes have improved with updates. Our comfort level is such that nothing really throws us off course anymore. Here are six things we know for sure will happen with iPads in our schools…. Reflection Reflection becomes a key piece of this experience. Pace Helping our teachers realize that the pace of their instruction must slow down while the iPads are being introduced. Obstacles We know now that there will be moments of rethinking processes and overcoming the inevitable obstacles that will arise.

Change One thing is for sure; the teachers that we get to work with evolve in a way the others do not. Creativity Students have access to a variety of apps that allow for creativity. Collaboration Written by: Jenny Krzystowczyk @jennykbps. 10 best history apps for iPhone and iPad. The days when history was considered a lifeless, irrelevant subject are long gone. Today, people understand the importance of history, both from a global perspective and in terms of our everyday lives. History is about who we are and where we came from, and when it comes to bringing the past alive, your iPhone and iPad are the perfect tools for the job. History apps allow you to combine the best of all worlds, giving you access to all the key details of a past period while allowing you to explore it through photos, video and even interactive 3D. If television made history popular again, your iPad allows it to express itself fully.

Despite the fact that apps were made for showcasing history, there aren't that many historical apps out there. Thankfully, the emphasis has been on quality rather than quantity, as the ten apps in this roundup demonstrate. 20 best iPhone 5 apps and games 2013 We've got slices of history for every one of you to enjoy! 1. Price: £6.99 / $9.99 Works: with iPad 2.

Home | Excel with Business - App Design. 10 Important Questions To Ask Yourself Before Deploying iPads - 10 Important Questions To Ask Yourself Before Deploying iPads by Terry Heick Usually, iPad deployment will focus more on budget issues, apps, networking logistics, check-in and check-out procedures, school and district tech-use policies, hardware precautions, and aspects of classroom management. To begin thinking more broadly about iPads in an educational environment, consider the following questions. 1. What are the goals for iPad implementation? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Also worth considering: How committed are you to overcoming unforeseen challenges? These kinds of questions can help you get the most out of the iPad’s use in your classroom. Would love to see others we missed in the comments section. Image attribution flickr user flickeringbrad. 7 Tips for Managing Your iPad Classroom. Mobile Learning | Feature 7 Tips for Effectively Managing Your iPad Classroom The author of iPad in Education for Dummies offers solid advice for unlocking the possibilities of iPads in a classroom.

By Dian Schaffhauser04/10/13 iPads are a great tool to encourage continual sharing and collaboration in the classroom, says education technology consultant Sam Gliksman. Gliksman runs iPads for Education, a Ning network that has drawn several thousand educators and other people interested in exploring the use of iPads in schools. 1. iPads Aren't Meant to be Shared From its earliest days, the iPad was designed for personal--not "institutional"--use, Gliksman said.

"In grades one, two, and three, you're probably fine with that. Gliksman's advice: If you're thinking about implementing a shared iPad program in a classroom fourth grade and above, "you're much better off with a one-to-one" that uses some other kind of device that will be more manageable. 2. 3. It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program.

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