Grades

    Re: iPads vs District
    Flacka

    We are not allowed to put any apps on the school iPads, only
    the computer teacher can and they must be from the district's
    list of approved apps.

    On 2/18/15, maureen wrote:
    > There was an article I read this week about this very subject
    > at one of the big districts in our area. They have already
    > provided student ipads to the high schools and had had
    plans
    > to expand to the lower grades within the next couple years
    > until all the schools have student ipads. In the article,
    > they district is probably going to drop the ipads and go to
    > another device that Google supposedly maintains with no
    fees.
    > The district has found out that it was not cost effective to
    > use ipads because it took way too many hours of the IT
    > department to clean up all the ipads and then reset them
    for
    > fall.
    >
    > There is another district near here that issued ipads to all
    > their students from K through 12 so that they can have e
    > learning days on the snow days they have to close
    normally.
    > It is a very small district so I am assuming that is why all
    > the students have access to an ipad. The district was
    > pleasantly surprised that more students participate in e
    > learning days (actually sign on and do the work), then the
    > number of students who show up each day for non snow
    days. I
    > know this part is a threadjack but I thought it was
    > interesting to read that the issued ipads can work for some
    > districts.
    >
    > I have gotten the distinct impression from reading any
    > article regarding student ipads that the IT departments do
    > clear out each ipad at the end of the school year. I bet what
    > your district is doing is for the same reasons. That is too
    > bad about the loss of the donations/your money. I don't
    know
    > enough about technology to know what might be done to
    save
    > your investments if there is one.