Grades

    iPads vs District
    DonnaR/CA

    I am wondering how many of you work for districts that
    insist on breathing down your neck about the apps you put on
    your student iPads/tablets.

    Our district has been, up to now, pretty easy. Get parents
    to donate iTunes gift cards, load up to 5 iPads with a given
    app, use accordingly.

    All of a sudden, they're telling us that the iPads will be
    wiped clean in June and we must apply for approval to reload
    each app (different form for each app). If we spent our own
    money to buy the app or used a parent-donated gift card to
    buy/upgrade the app, too-bad-so-sad.

    Needless to say, I'm upset. I've spent almost $100 in parent
    gift cards on apps (all of them educationally sound), not to
    mention hours-upon-hours to do the research to find the
    apps, download them, and try them to ensure they're good ones.

    So I'm doing my research, to see what other districts do.
    These are school-owned iPads.

    Donna