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A Quick Guide To Managing A Classroom Full Of iPads

A Quick Guide To Managing A Classroom Full Of iPads
The following is a sponsored post by Datamation Systems, Inc. . They’ve worked with more than 10,000 schools to help deploy and secure classrooms full of technology. Want to learn more? Check out their ad in the Edudemic Magazine or visit the Datamation website here . iPads are fun. Apps are fun. But when the bell rings and the fun is over, what happens then? While the iPad’s potential in formal learning environments is clear, there is a practical side to its implementation that is not often recognized until after they’re purchased. Teachers and administrators are, to put it lightly, pushed for time as it is. Datamation Systems is a company that specializes in technology storage and security. Planning for Deployment Where do I put them? The best solution is to use carts or cabinets to store and secure. How do I make sure their batteries are charged? If iPads or other devices are stored at school, they should be re-charged or topped-off when they are not being used. How do I manage syncing?

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The Unsexy But Important Thing To Consider With iPads In The Classroom It’s no secret. Everyone and their mother wants an iPad. Apple sells one like every other second 24 hours a day… 7 days a week. Everyone seems to want to be able to deploy an armada of iPads to harness the power of the tablet. But the expense is more than just the initial purchase price of the iPads. iPad EdResources As 2011 winds down, I have spent a good deal of time thinking about all of the online resources and tools that have helped make this past year a successful ‘Year of the iPad’ in my school district. And with an upcoming winter vacation ahead for many educators next week, I thought it might be nice to share out some of my favorite resources for using iPads, iPods, and iPhones in the classroom. Although there are many, many fantastic resources available online, the list below are the ones I have come to rely on… I hope you find them as useful as I have! IEAR: The IEAR community is a solid resource for locating and discovering appropriate educational apps for the classroom.

Managing a Classroom Set of iPads Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! guest Join | Help | Sign In Celly Friendly and Safe for Educators Updating the cell phone agreement for nonteaching school personnel as found on page 122 of "Teaching Generation Text: Using Cell Phones to Enhance Learning" is a joy due to the use of Celly. When using Celly there is no exchange of personal phone numbers. All of the texts go through the Celly site and are documented, which adds a further safety net for educators concerned about texting with students. With Celly students text to Celly at 23559 with the Cell name of the group. Wiki Walk-Through: The Basics Basics: What in the world is a wiki? Roll over the questions at left to unravel the wonderful world of wikis. I know the basics. Take me to some ideas for how to use a wiki in my teaching. What's a wiki? A wiki is a web site that lets any visitor become a participant: you can create or edit the actual site contents without any special technical knowledge or tools.

Some iPad Management Tips, Part 2! We have FINALLY gotten cases for our iPad 2s! Hooray! In honor of these new accessories, I wanted to share some quick iPad management tips with everyone: How To Choose The Very Best Device For Your Classroom The following is an excerpt from our upcoming issue of the Edudemic Magazine. We’ll be featuring just a few of the many articles over the coming days. Look for this article and the full issue in the Edudemic iPad app very soon ! Chances are pretty good you’re reading this on an Apple iPad. Blubbr - Create Interactive Quizzes Using YouTube Clips Blubbr is a neat quiz creation service that I recently learned about on Danny Nicholson's blog. Using Blubbr you can create interactive quizzes that are based on YouTube clips. Your quizzes can be about anything of your choosing. The structure of the quizzes has a viewer watch a short clip then answer a multiple choice question about the clip.

Quick iPad Management Tips! Here are some helpful hints for your classroom iPad device management: - If you want to see what recent apps your students were using (to make sure they were on task, etc.) - simply double click on the home button (the only button on the face of the iPad) and a dock will appear. This dock lists the apps that were opened in chronological order (with the most recent being the one farthest to the left). - If you want to multi-task between several apps, you can double click the home button from within an app and tap an app from the bar below. This app is still "running" and therefore none of your progress will be lost. (This is helpful if students are filling out an exit ticket and want to switch screens to look up a word, or use a calculator -- when they switch back to Safari, their form will not have reloaded and they can continue from where they left off.)

What it Takes to Launch a Mobile Learning Program in Schools A successful mobile learning initiative requires a thorough analysis of the capacity of the existing technological infrastructure, with careful consideration and planning for the demands of the new program, including broadband access, hardware and software, and technical support. This analysis should include projections of demand and a review of recommendations for broadband requirements based on the number of users and bandwidth needs. Ideally, wireless connectivity should be available throughout a school campus to maximize the potential of mobile learning. The increase in usage will require additional data storage, possibly off-site.

Cageless Thinking: Innovation and Creativity in Education 1. It’s not a laptop The biggest and most oft-heard criticism of the iPad usually revolves around it not behaving like a desktop PC or laptop. The people making this complaint are simply missing the point. Apple aren’t trying to make a laptop replacement, why would they? 3 Ways to Manage Student iPads in the Classroom As the tidal wave of iDevices hit the shores this fall, I felt it was a good time to highlight a few ways to manage these devices with students. Add a Custom Email Signature: If you have email set up (we have a generic student email on each device that allows outgoing emails and restricts incoming) on the device to submit student work, consider adding a custom signature to your iDevice to discourage/manage rogue emails and inappropriate student use. Giving each device a different traceable signature will make it easier to locate the device that sent an inappropriate email. It is advised that each student uses the same iPad each class (e.g.

5 Must-Know Tips For Deploying iPads In Your Classroom If you’re looking to deploy iPads in education, you may think that it’s just a matter of expense and storage. Those things are big, but they’re not the biggest problems you’ll face. In fact, this is one of those situations where money is the least of your troubles. I was chatting with an Edudemic reader this week who wanted to know a few tips and tricks about deploying iPads in his classroom this coming school year. I figured it might be helpful to share the results of this conversation with the rest of the Edudemic readers. After all, this site is all about sharing and learning together.

Tips for iPads in Classroom We are starting our second year of having iPads in our elementary classrooms, our Title I CCJH classrooms, and some of our AJHS classrooms. We've created a list of tips for managing the equipment in our classrooms. Tip 1: Team decisions regarding equity Will you break the cart up across your grade level?

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